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Bridge at the Enigma Club
     

Bridge at the Enigma Club

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by Peter Winkler
 

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Robert Tischman is just looking for a game of bridge, but when a mysterious woman persuades him to partner her in a two-session event at the Engima Club, he gets much more than that. This is a book that can be enjoyed on several levels: 1) as a fun read with lots of great bridge deals; 2) as a glimpse of what the game might be like if technology were applied to it

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Robert Tischman is just looking for a game of bridge, but when a mysterious woman persuades him to partner her in a two-session event at the Engima Club, he gets much more than that. This is a book that can be enjoyed on several levels: 1) as a fun read with lots of great bridge deals; 2) as a glimpse of what the game might be like if technology were applied to it with more imagination; 3) as an exposition of the author's ideas on encrypted bidding and encrypted signals — bids and plays where, in full compliance with the Laws of Bridge, partners can exchange information that cannot be deciphered by their opponents. Consumer warning: these methods, though fascinating and ingenious, are illegal in many bridge jurisdictions.

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The Bridge World - - -
"Not only important ideas, but also challenging problems in bidding, play and defense. The explanation of the rationale behind encryption and how it might be implemented is clear and, some might say, compelling."

Product Details

BN ID:
2940015005028
Publisher:
Master Point Press
Publication date:
07/25/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
186
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Peter Winkler, inventor of cryptological methods for the game of bridge, is also the author of two books of mathematical puzzles, a number of compositions for ragtime piano, and almost 150 research papers on mathematics and the theory of computing. He is a professor of mathematics and computer science at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH.

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Bridge at the Enigma Club 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Kingarthurma More than 1 year ago
His discussion of encrypted signals really makes you think about what the rules are and should be. If you like difficult math puzzles, his two puzzle books and his website are also outstanding.