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Michael Bodell
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Member Since
July 29, 2010
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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)
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MBodell
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Life Master Requirements: Codification Appendix 1-C
You are right. I guess the $50 is to get the people who still need to come back and cover the membership for some of the period (for which you already had the membership). Really almost any rules here are going to be roughly fair since changing the levels of ...
Life Master Requirements: Codification Appendix 1-C
That codification suggests there is a one time fee of $50 needed. Presumably that makes up for the gap and acts as if you were continuously a member.
Director, Please
Right, you could get away with this as a psych if your agreement is that it needs 5+ cards, that you never, ever (even as a psych) do it with 4 cards, and that you do it with 3 cards so rarely that it doesn't rise to the level ...
Director, Please
The written words of the open and open+ chart are clear (I.e., the letter of the law). I agree with you that the intent is likely not clear, but the point is the new charts are much better at precisely stating what is legal and not legal. I believe ...
A thought experiment...how much would it be worth to see dummy before the lead?
I seem to recall that double dummy the defense does a little better than declarer after the opening lead is made, but that the opening lead is a place where defense often does significantly worse than double dummy (with the net being roughly even). If opening lead best (double dummy ...
Memphis NABC+ Appeals Cases
On the first case, thinking to my own tendencies and thoughts in defending hands, I'm not sure why the actions of detaching and moving a card in my hand, then thinking for a long while at trick 1, and then playing the detached card isn't consistent with making ...
Director, Please
Quasi-natural is also defined in the chart and it is as: *** “Quasi-Natural”: a. A minor suit bid that is either Natural or shows a pattern that meets the definition of a Natural NT opening. b. Any opening bid at the two-level or higher showing 4 or more cards in the ...
Director, Please
I know the question was about alerting, but the chart aspect is interesting. If I'm reading the charts right (from John's link on the acbl site), this is not a legal overcall in Open or Open+, but would be legal in Basic (if the 2 is artificial ...
USBC Fantasy Bracket Tiebreaker
Some reasonable tiebreakers for future are: 1. First one to submit wins (to encourage early submissions and locking in before your competitors). 2. Least IMPs wrong, for the matches that were picked wrong, add up the IMPs of the margin of victory and the one with the fewest wins. This ...
San Francisco NABC Reservations Now Open
Note if I look over the next 6 months for the Marriott Marquis there are a couple of nights of $169 but usually it is in the high $200s or low $300s and some nights it is not available or only available on June 8th for $1,022 a night ...
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