A Computer Championship in Indonesia

How would you compare humans with computer programs when it comes to playing chess or bridge?

In chess the positions of the pieces are always known. It is a pure computational exercise. This explains why machines have done so well against even the top grandmasters.
In bridge, though, there is incomplete […] Continue Reading…

Italy vs. Monaco at the Bermuda Bowl in Bali

The Bermuda Bowl was the premier event at the world championships in Bali, Indonesia, last month.

The 96-board final was between the two favorites, Italy and Monaco.
Italy was represented by Norberto Bocchi, Agustin Madala, Lorenzo Lauria and Alfredo Versace. (Giorgio Duboin and Antonio Sementa were also on the team but […] Continue Reading…

Transnational Teams in Bali

The Transnational Teams world championship in Bali, Indonesia, last month was for teams that had not qualified for the knockout stage of the Bermuda Bowl, Venice Cup or d’Orsi Senior Trophy, and for anyone willing to travel to that beautiful island in the South Pacific.

The winners were Mark Gordon, […] Continue Reading…

American Team Wins Venice Cup in Indonesia

At the world championships in Bali, Indonesia, which ended Sunday, the American teams won two events and were second once.

In the Venice Cup, USA-2 (Disa Eythorsdottir, Janice Seamon-Molson, Jill Levin, Jenny Wolpert, Jill Meyers and Migry Zur-Campanile, with Sue Picus as the nonplaying captain) defeated England by 229 international […] Continue Reading…

Americans Approach Knockouts in Indonesia

At the world championships in Bali, Indonesia, there are three more 16-board matches to be played before the quarterfinals begin on Tuesday.

Five of the six American teams look sure to qualify for the knockout stage. Only USA-2 in the Bermuda Bowl is in danger, lying 11th, three-quarters of a […] Continue Reading…

World Championships in Indonesia

The world championships are under way in Bali, Indonesia. There are 22 teams in each of the three events: the Venice Cup, Bermuda Bowl and d’Orsi Senior Trophy. After a round robin of 16-board matches, eight will qualify for the knockout matches, which begin on Tuesday.

After two days, the […] Continue Reading…

Board-a-Match Teams at World Youth Open

ATLANTA — The final event at the 3rd World Youth Open Championships here last month was the Board-a-Match Teams.

The winners were from Turkey: Erkmen Aydogdu, Akin Koclar, Altug Gobekli, Berk Gokce, Muhammet Ozgur and Sarper Uslupehlivan. They finished two points ahead of Australia: Ellena Moskovsky, Lauren Travis, the brothers […] Continue Reading…

CEM Announces 2013 HOT Award Winners

Publish DateAugust 7, 2013
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FARGO, N.D. (August 7, 2013)—Casino Enterprise Management is proud to announce the winners of its fourth annual run of the Hospitality Operations Technology Awards, or HOT Awards.These awards honor outstanding products in the gaming-hospitality industry. Nominations were divided into five different categories, with one winner […] Continue Reading…

Why the name “chat cards”??

We chose chat-cards because card games are very “social”.  Games for fun often have lots of talking and laughing and swapping of stories during the games.  They also involve the people “reading” skills to help you find your opponent’s “tells” (actions that “tell” you whether he is bluffing or […] Continue Reading…