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Post by gadavis » Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:53 am

Has anyone read Eric Zalas' Power Euchre?If so, what is your opinion of his
Z (Zalas) score to measure quantitatively euchre hand strength? Thanks!
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Post by Dlan » Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:02 pm

He had consulted with myself and others before writing the book. It’s based on a computer simulation of euchre that he wrote. The problem is it was written using his limited euchre experience. As most know, a program is only as good as the programmer.
I’m sure most of us have played against computer bots. But to write a book based on the results??
At the time he sent me and others a 50 question quiz to judge one's aggressiveness. He assessed me as being overly aggressive and would lose more than I won. :)
He was PO’d when I didn’t agree with his assessment and I never heard from him again.
I don’t question the analysis of his data, however, I do question the data.

To quote from the book "euchre is far from a simple game" Yes, it is, and with that, I agree.

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Post by gadavis » Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:17 am

Dlan, thanks very much. You were very helpful.
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