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Michael Bodell
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July 29, 2010
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about me

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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MBodell
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Silver Life Master
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Your thought process?
The other thing the hand does is allow you to shuffle your cards as a way to randomize. I've switched to suiting but not sorting my cards. And one reason I do this is when it is time to randomize among equal cards, I choose the right most card ...
The Next Step
Yeah, organizers already have to have decks of cards, boards, bidding boxes, screens, etc. So having a set number of tablets doesn't seem much difference in terms of order of magnitude. Would need to keep them charged or charging or have power at the tables or a set to ...
Your thought process?
I like to think in terms of patterns. Every hand is a 13 pattern and every suit is a 13 pattern (I.e. 5431 or 7321 or 5422). And relay systems relay patterns. And if you combine patterns with opening lead and bidding you can often work out the shape ...
The Next Step
Two things related to this whole thread based on my Atlanta experiences: 1. The recorder forms in Atlanta didn't go into a circular file directly, they were acted on at least some of the time in Atlanta based on my experience. 2. Like Leslie above sometimes defense tempo breaks ...
Is this restricted choice? (WBF junior finals, board 11)
If you are giving count but don't want to give away the game to declarer a good approach is to give count of the number of non-honors you have. Then you give the same count signal with Q98 and 98 and partner will very likely know you have the ...
Handicap scores to increase open game players attendance.
A local club near me sometimes does the handicap in a way that encourages more participation by pairing up two games and having the handicap in the second game based on your results in the first. I.e., a club game that your handicap is the inverse of how well ...
It's About Time
That's the main difference I've seen in the ACBL between the fast pairs and the normal pairs. The fast pairs has far less of the wasted time on non-essentials.
three-ways that overlap 2 brackets
If the withdrawing team is giving the average opponent 15 VP and you are better than the average team, you should earn more than 15 VP against them. You aren't getting enough credit when you are above average and they are below average. A thought experiment should show this ...
three-ways that overlap 2 brackets
As noted up above, for some sets of teams this is really unfair.
Singapore vs. Sweden in the JWYTC!
Yeah, for us it would be: 1-1 1NT-3 3-4 4-5 5-5NT And that would be Axx KQxx xx KQxx where each x is at most a J. Could keep relaying to try and find J for 7nt, but 7 is cold ...
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