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Alvin Levy
Alvin Levy
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Member Since
Oct. 4, 2011
Last Seen
July 8
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, 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 See the June 2012 Bridge Bulletin and previous Bridge Winners article, Log on for Bridge June, 2012 ACBL Bridge Bulletin

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.



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
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
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Bridge Hackathon Crowdfunding - your help needed!
@Kiat Huang "For me system training can mean anything from configuration as Adam mentioned to Machine Learning (like AlphaGo) which takes a basic set of rules then over millions of games refines itself within the system and may suggest (or test) system improvements. Much like a human partner does, but ...
Bridge Hackathon Crowdfunding - your help needed!
See my comment below. The best bots play at a high level. Great to see such a talented group working in this.
Bridge Hackathon Crowdfunding - your help needed!
The best bots are Wbridge5, Jack, Micro Bridge and Synrey Bridge. Recent bot championships have shown a very high level of play. See with many articles, including in The Bridge World. Wbridge5 has a playing site at Double dummy and single dummy algorithms ...
FRIEDLAND Disqualified From Reynolds Spring KO
Responding to Frances Hinden's post. There is reciprocity on findings of cheating between NBOs. All NBOs are members of the WBF and players found guilty of cheating can appeal to CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport). The ACBL is not an NBO and players cannot appeal to CAS. As ...
The WBF Executive Council will meet in mid-June and ratify the Management Committee's unanimous recommendation, keeping the BB in 2021 and the WBG in 2022, as Jan outined.
No 2020 USBCs in May
From the attached letter: 1. The cancellation of the World Youth Bridge Teams Championship scheduled to be held in Salsomaggiore Terme, Italy, on 31st July – 9th August postponing it to August 2021, still to be hosted in Salsomaggiore Terme, retaining the name of 2020 World Youth Bridge Team Championship and ...
No 2020 USBCs in May Cancellation of the 2020 World Bridge Championships By Anna Gudge In News On 16th April 2020 It is with regret that the WBF announces that, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the World Youth Bridge Team Championships and the World Bridge Games, both ...
No 2020 USBCs in May
The WBF Management Committee met on April 14. Some details are being finalized. An announcement should be released by tomorrow. As I mentioned above, both to be rescheduled in 2021.
No 2020 USBCs in May
An announcement will be posted tomorrow on the details of the change in the schedule of the 2020 World Youth Bridge Teams Championship and the 2020 World Bridge Games (both to be scheduled in 2021). I'll post the link to the information tomorrow.
No 2020 USBCs in May
The WBF Management Committee will "Zoom" on April 14 to decide on this year's world championship. Previously posted on the WBF website

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