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Adam Wildavsky
Adam Wildavsky
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Member Since
June 18, 2010
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Member Type
Bridge Pro
about me

I'm a freelance capitalist, semi-retired software engineer, and sometime professional bridge player. I spend summers in Florida and winters on the Colorado ski slopes. My other interests include the laws of bridge, economics, swing dancing, global warming (I'm a skeptic), and Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism. Edgar Kaplan is my all time bridge hero.

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
3HX-1, Blue Ribbon Pairs, Lancaster, 1989
Bridge Accomplishments
3rd in Bermuda Bowl in 2003 for the USA, 12th in 2009, two USBC wins, many NABC wins. Represented Switzerland in the European and World Team Championships in 2012.
Regular Bridge Partners
Doug Doub, Michael Polowan, Philippe Cronier, Carlos Pellegrini
Favorite Tournaments
NABCs, USBC, Cavendish, any BAM event
Favorite Conventions
Keller
BBO Username
adamw
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
Jan Jansma - Adam Wildavsky
Eastern Scientific
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Philippe Cronier & Adam Wildavsky
Franco-American Accord
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Fernando and Adam
Transatlantic Standard
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Victor Chubukov & Adam Wildavsky
American Standard
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Adam Wildavsky - Modern Standard
Modern Standard -- see http://bit.ly/adamw-notes
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Nik Demirev - Adam Wildavsky
2+ 1!c, 4+ 1!d
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Migry and Adam 15-17
Eastern Scientific
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Peter Gill & Adam Wildavsky
Eastern Scientific
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Giuseppe and Adam
Eastern Scientific
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Andy Hung & Adam Wildavsky
Eastern Scientific
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Iulian and Adam
Eastern Scientific
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Migry and Adam 12-14
Weak NT, 5 card majors
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Maurizio Di Sacco - Adam Wildavsky
Modern Standard -- see http://bit.ly/adamw-notes
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Herman & Adam
Transatlantic Standard
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Peter Boyd & Adam Wildavsky
Modern Standard -- see http://bit.ly/aw-pb-notes
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Ljudmila Kamenova - Adam Wildavsky
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Standard American, 1NT opening can have 5!H
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Gary & Adam
Standard American
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Alex and Adam
Standard American with Switch -> 3!d -- see http://bit.ly/adamw-notes
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Truscott Open BAM at New York City Regional Dec. 29-30
This is my favorite Regional event in the country. I'll be making a trip to NYC this year to play in it. According to "The Official Encyclopedia of Bridge": (Board-A-Match's) popularity diminished over the years when it became apparent that the skill involved is so high that the ...
Three sets of Bridge magazines for sale, each from issue 1 onward
Thanks for the suggestions, Don! I have contacted the ACBL. They say they don't have a budget for items like this but will check to see whether they can find someone interested in making a purchase on behalf of the ACBL library. I only know Bill well enough to ...
Three sets of Bridge magazines for sale, each from issue 1 onward
I found more potential purchasers than I'd expected. My initial plan is to hold a Dutch auction. I'll announce a high initial price, then lower it in steps until I find a taker or reach a point at which I don't want to sell. I plan to ...
A fratricidal criss-cross
No, because a trump promotion wouldn't let me set the contract. It seemed that a promotion wouldn't actually gain a trick unless declarer had some way to discard a heart before my partner gained the lead. Your hypothetical squeeze line bears this out. I still score three heart ...
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: 53 A AKQ2 AKQ852
6 is a decent spot single-dummy. It needs both minors 3-2 and no spade lead. I've seen a couple notorious 6 overcalls on worse hands than this one.
A fratricidal criss-cross
I was East at the other table. My club switch had the effect of breaking up the simple squeeze but that was not my intent. I certainly did not envision the end position. A diamond switch would have been safer since declarer might have needed to guess clubs.
Top Bridge Pros' Tax Woes Continue
It seems that Norway is a monarchy, and the King retains the power to pardon: http://www.nysun.com/editorials/hats-off-to-harald/90095/
VOTE on eliminating sequestering in final 2 or 3 Round Robin matches
Copied from the other thread. I urge you to vote "No". ============================== One of our chief responsibilities as administrators is to make sure that every competitor has an incentive to do as well as he can in every match. Providing an advantage to a team that loses a match abrogates our ...
Eliminate sequestering in last 2 or 3 Round Robin matches?
One of our chief responsibilities as administrators is to make sure that every competitor has an incentive to do as well as he can in every match. Providing an advantage to a team that loses a match abrogates our responsibility. Any such policy is an evil one, and would be ...
VOTE on How to Break Ties in Knockout Stage Matches
I agree with Michael. A tie in the final should be decided by a playoff. This does not pose the logistical and fairness problems (the winner will be less rested than their next opponent) that it would in an earlier round.
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