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Alvin Levy
Alvin Levy
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Member Since
Oct. 4, 2011
Last Seen
Dec. 5
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

A 'rocket' scientist in my previous life, working for Northrop Grumman on Long Island for 33 years after receiving PhD from Columbia University. During that time also taught, lectured, invented, consulted, authored nearly 100 refereed publications, on loan for one year to NASA as a visiting scholar and a short time to Cambridge University, England, as a visiting professor.  Retired in 1998 soon after being elected to the ACBL Board of Directors, representing NYC and Long Island (District 24).

Unit Board member (Nassau-Suffolk Bridge Association) and District Board member for as long as I can remember...maybe 40 years.  Past President and Tournament Chair.  ACBL Board of Directors, 1996-2019 (leaving after 24 years), President 2003; WBF Executive Council 2004-2022, currently 1st VP and Technology Committee chair.  On the ACBL I served as chair of the online-bridge committee (serving officially and unofficially since 1997 when I established the committee).  Trustee of ACBL 401(k) since 1999-2019.

Originated the World Computer-Bridge Championship in 1997 and have run it annually at a major human championship ever since.  See the official website which I maintain, https://bridgebotchampionship.com/ Many published articles on bridge-bot play.

With an eye toward promoting bridge, I published a page of bridge links, titled 'explore the world of bridge on the Internet’ at www.allevybridge.com/allevy/worldofbridge.html/ See the June 2012 Bridge Bulletin and previous Bridge Winners article, Log on for Bridge June, 2012 ACBL Bridge Bulletin http://www.allevybridge.com/allevy/exploring.html

Member of ACBL Laws Commission and WBF Laws Committee.

Editor (chair of the drafting committee) of the Laws of Rubber Bridge 2014 in collaboration with the Portland Club.

 

 

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
+7000 against Marty Bergen.
Bridge Accomplishments
winning the Advanced Senior Masters in 1967
Regular Bridge Partners
Beverly, also my partner in life
BBO Username
sartre
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
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WEINSTEIN Wins BAM
Bob seems to be shrugging...oh, just another win. Congrats to Howie, getting back in full force with a second in the World Mixed Teams and a win here, after serving three years on the WBF Executive Council (where he did not play in a world championship during the EC ...
Report on the 2019 World Championship and WBF Executive Council meeting
Debbie, thanks, changed link
Report on the 2019 World Championship and WBF Executive Council meeting
Lynn, yes, Tsingtao, also spelled Qingdao, China
Report on the 2019 World Championship and WBF Executive Council meeting
The link was changed when the report was updated with two name corrections.
Report on the 2019 World Championship and WBF Executive Council meeting
Sorry David, and Bruce Zhu as well. It will be changed. In any case, kudos to David for his dedication in working with the youngsters.
Plea to BBO software developers
WBF running scores shows, for example, ‘after board 6 of segment 5’ along with the totals of each past segment.
Plea to BBO software developers
Good suggestions. On the WBF website (on your iphone) there was running scores, with the board number shown. It was never more than one full board behind.
Bermuda bowl 1/4 finals
Not to worry. USA wins last two sets, 113-15! Final USA beats England 195-162
SIVY B in Opatija
Kevin, thanks for posting. Congratulations to all the NA players. Thanks to all the adults that made this happen.
BBO Best Hand Idea
IMO the best setup is one used by some bot sites, namely, N-S is likely to be the declaring side on 2/3 of the deals.
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