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NABC Robot Individual


Beat the robots and walk away with an NABC title

Can’t make it to the Memphis NABC? You can join in the fun — and win big — from the comfort of your own home. There’s no need to get out of your PJs when you play in the NABC Robot Individual, a three-day stratified (Unlimited/2000/500) online event hosted by BBO.

NEW: Section awards have just been added. A 50% total point increase!

Get in shape for FREE and win entries and masterpoints

BBO hosts two practice tournaments before every NABC Robot Individual. Practice is free and you may win an entry and ACBL masterpoints! Check the practice schedule.

Can’t wait for the practice tourneys? No problem: BBO offers ACBL Daylong tournaments every day. With only 12 boards, they are a great routine to prepare for the NABC Robot Individual.

Face off over the weekend and have more time

Plan your play for a time that works best for you. Unlike previous events, the 2019 NABC Robot Individual will be held over the weekend (Saturday-Monday) making it more convenient than ever. Also, you’ll have up to 18 hours a day to complete the boards — more time to play!

Some interesting results from previous tournaments:

  • SPRING 2018: The winner was a Strat B player with 1300 masterpoints. You don’t have to be a pro!
  • SUMMER 2018: A Non-Life Master won the second day with 72.60%. He took 24 points home (eight golds!)

Schedule & Registration

SPRING NABC ROBOT INDIVIDUAL: March 16-18, 2019 (Saturday, Sunday and Monday)

Registrations will open on Friday, March 1. Only current ACBL members can participate in the main event, so make sure your ACBL membership is active and BBO has your member number.

Free Practice Schedule

Play for free in the first practice tournament, March 2-3 (Sat-Sun), and you might win an entry to the main event (a $50 value). You don’t need to be an ACBL member! Just log into BBO on March 2 and play.

A second practice tournament will be held March 9-10 (Sat-Sun), this time for ACBL members only. Play for free and you may win an entry and masterpoints.

Subscribe and we’ll send you details and a reminder before each practice tourney.

Playing with Bots

  • The robots used are GIB robots.
  • The robots play a modified 2/1 system.
  • Check the robot system notes. The robots sometimes deviate from notes if simulations lead them to other conclusions.
  • The robot’s understanding of what a bid means can be seen by hovering over the highlighted bid. If the bid is not highlighted, it means the robots have no special understanding or conventional definition for that particular bid.
  • If you have any technical issue during the game please contact support@bridgebase.com

I really liked this challenge and would play it again, time permitting. Each board is available for replay, and you can compare your actions to the bids and plays of other players, providing a great tool for analysis and improvement.

Dimitri Bourilkov

Get acquainted with the GIB bots! Visit the “Robot World” in BBO and play in one of the many tournaments available or, if you are looking for some easy practice, just rent three robots and play some hands.


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