BOL – GRANDI AUTORI – RISULTATI FINALI

Ieri sera si è concluso il torneo di Bridge dei “Grandi Autori“.

Ai nastri di partenza 19 squadre suddivise in due gironi.

Dopo la prima fase le migliori quattro squadre di ogni girone si sono incontrate nei mortali KO per decretare il vincitore del premio “Nobel” della letteratura Bridgistica

La squadra Dostoevskij si è aggiudica il torneo vincendo la finalissima contro Stendhal

Durante la premiazione Marie-Henri Beyle ha enunciato la seguente frase:

La vera patria è quella in cui incontriamo più persone che ci somigliano” 

per ricordarci lo spirito di fratellanza, uguaglianza e amicizia che avvicina tutti i giocatori di questo splendido gioco.

Il sorridente Capitano Fëdor dopo aver ringraziato dal palco sia i componenti del proprio team che tutti i partecipanti al torneo, ci ha lasciato con una perla di saggezza per sottolineare come questo sport possa essere così invasivo nelle nostre menti

«У человека такая страсть к системному и логическому выводу, что он готов изменить истину, чтобы не видеть видимое, не слышать слышимое, чтобы узаконить свою собственную логику»

che viene tradotta come (perdonate la mia scarsa competenza del russo, apprezzate quella su google)

“L’uomo ha una tale passione per il sistema e la deduzione logica che è disposto ad alterare la verità per non vedere il vedibile, a non udire l’udibile pur di legittimare la propria logica.“

Passiamo al Consolation:

I Romagnoli di Pascoli mancata la qualificazione alla fase finale per soli 3 VP, hanno sopravanzato la concorrenza mettendo il sigillo sul torneo con un turno di anticipo.

Eravamo tanto abbattuti dopo la prima fase, quanto siamo molto felici ora dopo la vittoria” ha detto il Giovanni nazionale dopo l’ultimo incontro … anche se la sua frase letterale usata è stata: 

 “Non vedrei ora così bello, se già non avessi veduto così nero”

Da parte di tutti i partecipanti il più sentito ringraziamento agli organizzatori di questa riuscitissima manifestazione dove in due settimane si sono svolti in totale 108 incontri e ben 1180 smazzate.

 

Presume or Suppose, this is Bridge !

I’m playing the Brianza Bridge Tournament on BBO with a great player, Octilia.

In our last match, board 7 I held  A7642-4-AK72-AQ4. 

North seated while I was lulling my beautiful cards Est bid 1showing 17+ HCP.

I was a little bit disappointed but I could easily bid 1.

West joined the conversation with a double, showing 4-6 points, my pard passed (you could bet on that) and  Est bid a conclusive 4.

It is my turn,  can you please help me?

Which is your bid? Pass, Dbl or what else (Nespresso???)?

I preferred Dbl that remained the final contract.

Normal lead is Aand dummy showed these cards:

QJTx-97Q964-962

While I was counting my tricks, 1, 1, and 2 =  1 off,  your pd played the three, and …. the player ruffed and played immediately the K.

Ohhh Nooo, my first thinking was wrong, and on the second card, I had to make the right decision.

To duck or not to duck, this is the question. It’s one of the most common bridge saying.

What helped me playing a small was that if my pard had three cards she would probably bid 4.

Do you agree?

Never mind, pard played 9.

Now Est continued with 5 that I won with the Ace while your pd showed 3.

And Now?

Which is the best play you can do?

I guessed EST hand could be 2-8-3 , and to justify the 1 opening , with K also.

Dummy now held: QJ-9x-Qxx-xxx

I’m giving you other 30 seconds to get the right decision.

Do you think the dummy is now unreachable? If so, you put on the table  K …… and the tragedy is finally completed! (I also played this way)

Why?

Est ruffed , played A and a small to 9.

My pard held 8 and 5 and she was not able to get the trick…

Result ?

14 MP lost by my team.

Was this contract beatable?

The answer is ….. Yes!

Why?

Angy held the K but I was not able to get this important info.

Is there a clear solution?

Yes, make a call :), Just kidding !

After a whole thinking night, I found a possible solution. It’s not easy to get, do you figure it out?

if 3  it’s a mandatory card to give the count, the key point is on  cards.

Does it make sense to give the count to your partner at trick two when he already choose to duck the K?

Now when he won with Ace the second card, he had a clear message.

Which one?

You gave him a miss-count !!!

It should be a great allowed signal to play a different suite and in this case

Was it easy?

I don’t think so,  and I wouldn’t have had the solution at the table, but it is a very tricky way to inform pd to play another suite.

And you?

Did you find the solution?

VEEAM AGENT FOR WINDOWS/LINUX – REMOTE COPYING DATA – 3

Today I’m going to cover what’s happening if you set the protection policy up as a workstation.

In this article, I’m covering the Veeam Agent for Linux (VAL) also,  to widen the range of my site and answer to friends asking me to talk about their workstation based on Ubuntu.

After creating the protection group  (please refer to the previous articles), let’s create a new job and set it up as workstation job.

Now add the laptop (ubuntu2 in my case) and follow the wizard pointing as repository the VBR server

After completing the task, check that the configuration has been rightly applied to the laptop and then launch the first backup.

Now it’s time to connect via SSH to the Linux laptop and lunch  the command veeam as root

it shows your backup status

and from here you can lunch the same job another time.

But what happens if you try to add a new backup from this interface? As previously in Windows case, it is not allowed, because it is managed by VBR.

A good step is to check that the license work in workstation mode.

But if you remember well, my first goal was having a backup outside the primary site.

I already wrote in my last article (VEEAM AGENT FOR WINDOWS/LINUX – REMOTE COPYING DATA – 2 ) how to set up a new backup job from VBR console (I’m pretty sure you are now ready to do it without any help).

After applying the configuration let’s start the Backup job

This is what happens, It FAILED !!!

Why ?

The answer is inside the workstation limitation that you can find on the following Veeam web page (Veeam Edition comparison)

https://lnx.gable.it/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/1-art3.jpg

where is clearly written that if you use the agent as a workstation, you can perform the second/third etc job just only writing data to Cloud Repository.

Veeam Agent uses case summary:

Backup Type Managed by BCJ 1+ Backup 1+Backup CC VUL
Server VBR Y Y Y 1
Server Agent N Y Y 1
Workstation Agent N N Y 1/3

 

Stand Alone 1+ Backup 1+Backup CC VUL
Server Y Y 1
Workstation N Y 1/3