How do I handle 0=Not played, and why does it show as Pass in Magic Contest?

Q: How do I handle 0=Not played entered in Bridgemate, either for slow play, or for people who did not show up to play, and why does it show as Pass in Magic Contest? A: There are two main reasons for wanting to use 0 (zero) = Not played: Slow play caused a board not to … Continue reading How do I handle 0=Not played, and why does it show as Pass in Magic Contest?

How do I enter a normal result to North-South and a 12C1c ruling to East-West?

Q: How do I enter a normal result to North-South and a 12C1c ruling to East-West? Example: NS: 3NT +2 by EW EW: 50% 3NT -2 by EW EW: 50% 3NT +2 by EW A: Unfortunately that is impossible to do automatically. Magic can do split scores, or 12C1c, but not at the same time. The solution … Continue reading How do I enter a normal result to North-South and a 12C1c ruling to East-West?

Is there a security risk having Bridgemate validate declarer and lead against the hand record?

Q: Can you use Bridgemate to cheat? A: In theory, yes, in real life, no. There is a potential, but far-fetched, security risk in Bridgemate. This page is intended to give tournament directors who suspect foul play a chance to deactivate settings that give such a possibility. Imagine the following scenario: Hand records are uploaded to … Continue reading Is there a security risk having Bridgemate validate declarer and lead against the hand record?