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Matthew Weingarten
Matthew Weingarten
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 18, 2012
Last Seen
21 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Junior player who graduated from the University of Florida with a major in Computer Science and minors in Mathematics and Statistics. Now a member of the Emerging Technologist Program at Nielsen. Bridge is love, Bridge is life.

If my real name isn't familiar, you might know me by my nickname commonly used by fellow Juniors and/or members of the USBF program, Beans.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing with (not against) Jeff Meckstroth
Bridge Accomplishments
4th in 2016 0-10K Swiss, 9th in 2016 0-10K Fast Pairs, 4th in 2017 NAP Flight B, 22nd in 2018 Fast Pairs
Regular Bridge Partners
Marge Boldus, Justin Coniglio, Arjun Dhir, Jeff Edelstein, Sam Goldberg, Bob McEwan, and Sally Meckstroth
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Clearwater Duplicate Bridge Club, St. Petersburg Bridge Club, Tampa Bay Bridge Center
Favorite Tournaments
Favorite Conventions
Kickback, Kokish, Maximal Doubles
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
My Favorite
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Looking for partner for the LM Pairs in Atlanta
Arjun is a great and is in the mix for most events. I highly recommend him.
How to Attract Youth Players?
What if BBO were to be improved upon to be like Fortnite or any of those other big computer games where we'll either play or watch for hours? If it basically became a giant video game, the social aspect could be had online instead of in-person. And for the ...
How to Attract Youth Players?
None of the above. You can't make Bridge attractive to young people unless you speak their language, which these days, is centered around technology. Just using cards won't be enough.
In The Well: Chip Martel
That's a good point, Chip. I'd venture to say I've learned almost as much in the past 21 months of working as I did in school. Knowing how to learn and where to go when stuck is worth its weight in gold sometimes.
In The Well: Chip Martel
Hi Chip, congrats on your latest victories and thanks for being in the Well. As a recent CS grad from one of the bigger public universities in the U.S., I'm curious what you think about the CS curriculum in schools today and whether it's appropriate enough for ...
Zlatan tied to Sweden Open
His goal from 40 yards out yesterday was insane.
Why youth players are aggressive bidders
In a similar vein, Yordan, I remember a hand from the Junior championships in 2012 where Kevin Dwyer psyched a 1S overcall (he did have 5, in his defense) and played it there doubled, going down 6 after managing to score a trick. 6NT is cold, so his -1400 won ...
Why youth players are aggressive bidders
John, one of my favorite Bridge stories comes from kibbing the U21 Final not last trials but the one before that (2015). Both sides get to 5C, which can go down 1 on good defense. It slips through the cracks and makes. At one table, they get doubled for +750 ...
Why youth players are aggressive bidders
Most of the people who do that at my local club don't play the cards well enough to justify their overbidding. The double card comes into use a lot.
Why youth players are aggressive bidders
Another point to consider, Michael: defending doesn't seem "cool" to kids. It's like cars. Do you want a reliable Prius or that hot Mustang that can do 0-60 in 2.5 seconds? Pretty sure adults and kids have different opinions about that, much like we do when we ...

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