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Michael Bodell
Michael Bodell
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Member Since
July 29, 2010
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Bridge Player
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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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Opening 1 NT point range on convention card
A six card minor for 13 upgrade is reasonable some of the time. There was a thread on bridewinners with in the past 6 months on this sort of upgrade. The upgrade with 13 and downgrade with 18 does cause a problem with the new convention charts as that range ...
Schrödinger's Dummy Rights
I agree this (dummy appropriately calling the director) is a problem spot for a number of players and TD. So often the dummy is wrong to call for the director that people (both players and TD) automatically convert into a "dummy must be silent, don't call me" situation instead ...
Messy bridge 5.2 - Stupid system
2, 3, no I bid the system even if partner might forget and if partners forgets are too frequent I switch system not bid around the system, duck twice and win 3rd round (pitching 2 hearts+1spade not necessarily in that order) and then hook diamond.
Schrödinger's Dummy Rights
My few cents: 1. Try to play the A/X/Y more often than the bracketed B for multiple reasons including this (but I understand occasionally wanting to refresh against your MP peers who may not really be your "peers" - as the 24 VP cushion shows). 2. The best/right ...
Opening 1 NT point range on convention card
Sometimes when I open 1NT I end up playing in a suit contract. When I do, the presence of A and K often play a good part of making. I'd recommend trying to clouding the issue (although 4333 is a bigger negative on suits than NT, generally).
Opening 1 NT point range on convention card
Ray, I don't read the document the same way you do as saying if someone ever evaluates their hand with intelligence, rather than Walter the Walrus with only HCP, then they must announce something differently. The alert procedure gives 3 examples of the announcements for NT: Example: 1NT (showing ...
Cuebid or natural?
With this hand type can't you double and pull spades to clubs to show the primary clubs with diamond tolerance?
[ACBL] Open Chart Allows These Bids?
There are two "math-like" rules that feel like they should be part of the regulations, but neither are and both might have some corners that some might object to: 1. If a bid B is legal with a set of hands H, then the same bid B is always legal ...
[ACBL] Open Chart Allows These Bids?
Linda are you talking about the 1 showing all balanced hands without a minor? I don't think that is disallowed by the "An Artificial 1-level opening bid in any seat that could contain less than Average Strength" because it isn't artificial (quasi-natural since it is balanced).
[ACBL] Open Chart Allows These Bids?
As long as the 1 length in either major has at least Average strength (not upgraded near-average), at least in 1st and 2nd seat, I think it is ok. It is clearly an artificial call, so "An Artificial 1-level opening bid in any seat that could contain less than ...

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