Vincent Brévart

Vincent Brévart

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What's new in SimiliBridge 3.70

December 21st - 2018
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Improvements in the playing level (for full bridge)

  • The first signals when discarding

    At last, here are the signals when discarding that defenders desperately needed to find more often the best way to defeat the contract. As the subject is very complex to program, I contented myself with installing the attitude signal. Discarding an unnecessarily high card in a suit is encouraging and asks for that suit. A low card is discouraging. And I restricted this kind of signals to the cases of urgency, or when a player wants to get the lead and return to his partner from the right side. Other types of signals when discarding will be added later, depending on your requests and my abilities. Do not hesitate to send me the deals where your signal was not seen by your partner, or when this one did not find the best signal.

    This option is disabled by default since it's better that both partners know that they are using the technique. You can enable it by the rule preferences at the Signals / When discarding page. See also some examples of signal in the last corrections file (accessible by the Examples menu).

 
  • Loser on loser play

    Here is a very important technique for declarer, which consists in making a loser on loser play. Many contracts can be made just by refusing to ruff and by discarding an unavoidable loser instead. For the moment, I've just installed this technique for the simplest cases. See the first examples in the last corrections file (accessible by the Examples menu).

    This technique is disabled by default. You can enable it by the rule preferences at the Advanced techniques page.

  • Some mistakes have been corrected

    Many mistakes have been corrected. Have a look at the most interesting ones in the last corrections file (accessible by the Examples menu).

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Improvements in the interface

  • Changing the current deal

    Some users often interrupt their games because for example they try to find a specific kind of deal. Interrupting a game can be done by the Play menu or the F8 key or even by a right click on the top right button (see below). Such an interruption may have the slight disadvantage of always replacing the players at the beginning of a game, with always the same dealer and vulnerability. So, I've added a new possibility which consists in having the cards dealt again without interrupting the game. Then, you keep the dealer and the vulnerability of the canceled deal, but the current game is not interrupted. You can change the current deal by the Play menu or the Ctrl+F8 key or even by a right click on the top right button while holding the Control key. You'll just have to confirm before changing the deal. However, this one cannot be dealt again if you have played it to the end.

     or  A right click on this button (even if disabled) allows you to interrupt a game (like F8). When pressing and holding the Control key, you can now deal the cards again without interrupting the current game.

  • Make computer replay the deal with the bidding

    For users who don't enable the comparison on the bidding and the playing (unlike what I deeply recommend), there was already a button to make the computer replay the deal quickly, but only for the card play (see below). Now, by clicking this button while holding the Control key, or with a right click on this button, you can make the computer replay the whole deal starting from the first bid. This will allow you from time to time to know if the computer in South would have done as well as you, including during the bidding, which is not always so easy.

    Clicking this button makes the computer replay the deal quickly, as far as the card play is concerned. By pressing and holding the Control key, or by a right click on this button, you can now make the computer replay the deal from the first bid.

Thanks to all those who have proposed these enhancements.

Best wishes
Vincent