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Michael Bodell
Michael Bodell
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Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
23 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Project Manager of Silicon Valley Youth Bridge (SiVY)

Bridge Information

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)
BBO Username
MBodell
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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ACBL Tests Online NABC Event
0 Platinum for winning NAP C, and iirc, the award wasn't even all gold, but part red, just like this one.
Prealert? Nothing? Something else?
While the data has many good things, the comparison that is done of 1M at one table and 1NT at the other doesn't show if 1M was in the NT range at the table at which it was bid, nor what the outcome of other 1M bids or 1NT ...
Ugly Call
I know it is a distortion, but what about 1 opening. I think my preferences would be 1 > 1 > 2 playing these methods and I was surprised it didn't even merit any discussion or consideration.
Stratford Festival Toronto NABC
Fwiw my mom and aunt both highly recommend this Stratford production of Guys and Dolls. In addition to the 1.5 hour drive, there are trains (2-2.5 hours) that go to Stratford as well, although I don't know how frequent they are or how well the timing of ...
Active Ethics; System Pre-Alerts
Out of curiosity, what's your 1 and 1NT opening? They are probably more important than the flannery bid, and likely more important than your unusual 1 responses. I agree with the general consensus, you don't have to pre-alert anything, you shouldn't describe it as a ...
ACBL Tests Online NABC Event
Someone else playing for you is possible in normal online games and often in many events in acbl in person (just give alt name and number at registration). I agree if you are playing top national events in person, that I is unlikely to be possible, especially if you win ...
ACBL Tests Online NABC Event
I think this is good, not because it is perfect, but because it is a good attempt to move in a modern direction. Like many I strongly dislike best hand, random would be best, but even a guarantee of 10+ hcp on every hand - without the guarantee of best hand ...
Suggestions for our new CEO -- starting a list
Are you familiar with code.org? I think that is an extremely solid proof point that outside people can make a difference with school curriculum. Now it is likely a much easier sell that computer science skills are more important and educationally relevant than bridge, but there is a model ...
Suggestions for our new CEO -- starting a list
Or maybe we need some biathlon bridge-chess events. Chess bring the youth, we bring the non-youth, and everyone is better. :)
Canada Mexico playoff
qualifier. North America gets 3 teams, 2 from the US, 1 from other countries in North America (Canada, Mexico) which is nearly always Canada, but obviously can be Mexico.
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