Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Play an existing deal in aaBridge

This post is available with more detail and with larger images as a pdf file.


As described in an earlier post you have been working through a tutorial or a lin file with a few hands in it.

To make sure some of the other seat settings are not set from a previous use.   Look in the Right hand setting column  "Seat Choice".

Click the  Apply Defaults  button  (the pink dot IS visible in aaBridge)!

Select the  Hide  setting  (the green dots are NOT visible in aaBridge)

Or if the  Show  (show Opps hands) is more to your needs choose that.

Enter the Deal
You have pressed  Enter the Deal  and have gone down "the rabbit hole" and into in that particular deal.

Now you can see the  Edit  Play  and  Review  buttons.    You always start in Review mode.  That is why the Review button looks different.

Click   Edit
Click   Play

and you are done.     Click the cards  to play them

Why this works (in case you are interested) is because when you pressed  Apply Defaults earlier, aaBridge was set to start the Review with the lead already played and showing.

When you click  Edit  aaBridge discards any play already recorded from after the position being shown.  When you click Play the aaBridge bots will do their  best.

You can always just stay in  Edit  mode and play the cards for all hands.

You can also control visibility (Show / Hide  button in green baize area) and or rotate the seat positions  "< > " buttons in the upper left.

Hint   -    If the bots defend badly, you can fix it by ...
Click Edit,     Click Undo,      Play  the correct card,       Click Play,     and continue.

Cont  &  1st

Two shortcuts have been added as a convenience.

Cont   does an  Enter the Deal  and then jumps to the end of any play and goes into Play mode.   You are then left to continue the play against the  aaBridge  bots.

1st     does an  Enter the Deal  and then discards all play except for the 1st lead. You are then left to play the whole hand yourself against the  aaBridge  bots.

You need to make these two buttons visible before you can use them.  On the menubar click
Options   >   Show  and   now, in the far right hand column and check the 'Cont' and '1st' checkboxes.

More  information is in the document, see start of post.

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