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Mike Cassel
Mike Cassel
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 24, 2010
Last Seen
July 19
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Lobby your ACBL Board rep to move the 10K event at the start of the Spring NABC to Sat-Sun rather than starting on Day1 of both the Platinum and the IMP Pairs. Bueller?  Bueller?  Hello?  Strive to schedule 10K events on day2 of 3 day NABC+ events. Having a 10K event final on day 1 of a new NABC+ event is WRONG

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The ACBL doesn't need a one size fits all policy for team entry fees.  If you want 100% of the masterpoints then you pay your 100%.  A 6 person team willing to receive proportional overall awards, as we do in Swiss team events, can pay the 4 person team entry fee.  We already track the sitouts.  This is not rocket science.

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Live tournament bridge will sputter if we don't engage new club players to enjoy play in a larger venue.  It's time for a new grass roots approach:  North American Swiss Pairs.  Qualify during the Grass Roots Fund month in May and earn the right to play at the fall NABC.  The grass roots events, NAP and GNT, should be designed to excite newer players, not just reward those who are already coming to the NABCs

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
23imp pickup in Vegas mini-Spingold
Bridge Accomplishments
Editor for the Gopher Regional & Minneapolis Grand Slam Club Bulletins
Member of Bridge Club(s)
D14 GNT Coordinator
Favorite Tournaments
any one with Web Movements and level playing fields
Favorite Conventions
Xfr advances/1MX, Def vs. Michaels(majors), Reverse Smith, 4way 2H/1m, 4way 2C/1M
BBO Username
mickcryn
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
Officer's Club Mentoring Team Card
2 over 1
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Mike Cassel & Barry Purrington
2 over 1
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Carol Mahoney
2 over 1
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Mike Cassel & Harry Sapienza
Forcing Club
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Terry Lijewski mx1920
2 over 1
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Bill & Sue Treble
2/1
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Mike&Peter 15May15
2/1 GF
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Mike Kamil Gabby Sherman Mike Cassel
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A Robot Compromise
Robot individuals are popular, in part, because you have the best hand. Not that I would know having never played in one that requires an entry fee! It's more fun when you hold good cards. I like the idea of the human with 10+ hcp instead of best hand ...
Open Toronto Discussion Thread
28 38 & C$48 3 course selections
Can you have UI generated solely through your own actions?
I find this discussion thoughtful and challenging. It is in such sharp contrast to the currently televised WSOP where players do all they can in their actions and demeanors to not pursue active ethics. Not trying to disparage poker. It's just a different game. However, and not trying to ...
BW Site Improvements
So??? why not add that creating tool when you want to make a comment?
Reducing the Manipulation Factor in Robot Individuals
if you want to build momentum for events like this you have to recognize that stratification is necessary. we can decry the demise of of open events and masterpoints earned when you HAD to play against the best The ACBL embraced flighting and it is successful...maybe to a fault ...
Toronto Place to Stay- For My Car
C$41 today
BW Site Improvements
I'm speaking to the dialog box when you click on the "Reply to this discussion" link and you see the 4 suit symbols BUT NO COMPASS icon Let's say you want to discuss a suit combination
Reducing the Manipulation Factor in Robot Individuals
Given the security limitations where you have to have deal pools I think there were other strategies where the organizers could have reduced variance in the competition. I look forward to the next iteration of online individuals that will address some of the valid concerns raised on bw threads.
Reducing the Manipulation Factor in Robot Individuals
Conditions may be the same for everyone but that doesn't mean the contest is fair for everyone It's fair for bot-experienced BBO matchpoint players. It' not fair for experienced BOT players who are not expert card players. It's not fair for ACBL tournament players who have no ...
Reducing the Manipulation Factor in Robot Individuals
Carl, The allure of the game would be dampened if you shackled the human to a common first bid. By the same token I think BBO bot players prefer seeing 90% and 100% matchpoint scores vs. 6&10 imp pickups. And they like having a neverending stream of above average hands. This contest was not designed to appeal to the pool of ACBL & BBO members who are not robot-experienced. There was no effort to create fair contest conditions. Your idea to increase fairness seems to me, even though well-intentioned, to be a form of censorship. The organizers were never interested in a "par" like contest. Kudos to jlall for a nice effort on Saturday... If you look however at his card, the bots were horrible defenders Bd 7 takes the cake http://www.bridgebase.com/tools/handviewer.html?bbo=y&lin=st||md|1SKQ2HQ962DAK64C94,SA98HT8754D85C632,SJT3HA3DT732CAQ85,S7654HKJDQJ9CKJT7|sv|B|ah|Board%207|mb|1C|an|Minor%20suit%20opening%20--%203+%20;%2011-21%20HCP;%2012-22%20total%20points|mb|P|mb|2N|an|Balanced%20invite%20-- ...
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