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Michael Bodell
Michael Bodell
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Member Since
July 29, 2010
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Project Manager of Silicon Valley Youth Bridge (SiVY)

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Bridge Accomplishments
Real success in limited national events (1st NAP C, 2nd 0-1500 LM Pairs, 3/4 GNT B, 4th 0-5000 Blue Ribbons) and limited success in real national events (11th national 2-day swiss, 22nd mixed swiss, 22nd 3-day swiss, 26th fast pairs, and other low overalls)
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How would you rule?
This is not true IMO. If East has a problem it has to be that East is considering competing in some suit (has values and/or shape) or considering penalizing the opponents (has values and their suit). The first of those is more likely than the second, but moreover, in ...
Do we need the BOG?
Based on comments and others it seems to me like the BOG is mostly useless because it has no real power or role, but can be a source of ideas or symbols. But I don't think it costs much at all to the ACBL as unlike the BOD, the ...
A Little Help
What Martin describes is semi-common near me. The two other semi-common treatments that I know of are: - 13-15 with 4333 (not 4 card support, some play not 4 other major either) offering a choice of games but suggesting NT. You could argue if this is really a spade raise or ...
A new type of regionals
The question though, Peg, is which people are finding there aren't team events at all: traveling players or local players? If local players, then canceling their local regional (because it is "too small") and telling them to play in a bigger regional a plane flight away isn't a ...
A new type of regionals
But many of the people who attend regionals are locals. Not counting the side regionals at NABC, I never play regionals outside my district, and that is true for most of the people I see at regionals. Thus this sort of "conflict" between regionals at different parts of the country ...
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
But Grue having the diamond Ace doesn't mean the bid wasn't alerted, it might have been an intentional deviation. Much earlier in the thread I constructed a hand with Grue having the AQ of diamonds and K of clubs where I could maybe see some reasoning to intentionally ...
A new type of regionals
Finn why would a small regional or a same size sectional change the money that is raised/lost? It isn't like the outside world charges differently for a regional or a sectional, hotels or conference centers or schools or rec centers, or where ever will charge the same amount ...
A new type of regionals
The size/population would also be something to consider. There are about 35,000 Australian bridge players from a total population of less than 25 million. In the ACBL there are about 160,000 bridge players from a total population of about 475 million. So, depending on how you count ...
Restricted choice: real life example
Yes, I think you can explain all of these in more mundane ways. Probability is essentially counting (at least for discrete probability). In the easiest form it is counting simple things that are equally likely. In the slightly more complex form it is counting things that are weighted differently. But ...
Director call in Honolulu
The exception is for passes, doubles, and redoubles (which may be where the confusion about competitive comes in). I've had an opponent be quite contentious over that when I was in a DOPI/ROPI situation and immediately alerted the pass/double/redouble, but my understanding was they were immediate ...

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