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Michael Bodell
Michael Bodell
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Member Since
July 29, 2010
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Bridge Player
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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Fourth suit after XYZ
What would 3 be. I might think that instead of 2 on 4135. It takes up more room, so 2 is attractive from that view, but I think getting the red suit lengths might have compensating values.
Philly Slam Poll 1 of 3: ATB missed 6!S
Seems like you could use 4m to flag for the M with 4M to play.
Fourth suit after XYZ
4=3=1=5 (or maybe 4=2=2=5 but I'd like to open/rebid NT with that shape) with no heart stop? Something like AQxx xxx x AQTxx?
What will keep you coming back to NABCs?
If you look at the past 15 spring nabc (which takes you back to the last spring Philadelphia nabc) 10,317 is 7th. The 6 bigger include Dallas (1.5 more tables) as well as 2002 Philadelphia (523 more tables), but only the three Reno nabc and New Orleans had ...
What will keep you coming back to NABCs?
Having playing partners who are interested in going. No partners, no national. I'm willing to partnership desk it like I did in Philadelphia for the mixed when between partner's, but I wouldn't go to a national for all partnership desk chances. One of the best ways to ...
Open Philadelphia Discussion Thread
Some of the regional pair events were at the convention center, 1 block away from Marriott. It wasn't just sub-750, the A/X pairs also were there.
Responding to a strong jump shift
Do you play drury? If so then you don't have limit raise when bidding 1nt as a passed hand over 1M. Therefore it is even clearer to be preference.
Selection Problems
I have zero dogs in the fight. Naively, you'd think a sub would contribute a quarter of a 4 team result. From what I gather in this thread, the sub pair performed worse, by butler, than the established pair in round one: from this it seems the established pair ...
Open Philadelphia Discussion Thread
They seem to be decently standard convention chairs. I personally like them and find them comfortable and not too hard, but YMMV.
Open Email to ACBL CEO
There was one large regional KO (I think it was a compact KO and not a swiss? I played in it but can't remember clearly) that was using technology in San Diego that was a mini-disaster. The projector and network and what not went out so the event was ...

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