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Richard Willey
Richard Willey
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Richard Willey is suspended from posting until Dec. 20, 2018 . Reason: continued rudeness

Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 21, 2011
Last Seen
5 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

My academic background is as a mathematical economist, focusing on game theory and mechanism design. I have a Masters in Economics from Indiana University and dual Masters in Management and Engineering from MIT.


For the last 20 years I have pretty much lived at the intersection of TCP/IP networking and mathematical modeling. I spent my first 10 years out of school working for various networking companies. For the last 10 years I have split my time between the MathWorks where I was the manager for MATLAB's statistics system and Akamai Technologies. I currently work with the Adversarial Resilience team at Akamai, focusing on event detection, capacity planning, and Transport Layer Security.


I don't have many real achievements in the world of bridge, though I am fairly well know on BBO (and earlier on OKB). Bridgewise, I am probably most proud of my MOSCITO notes (which I really need to finish one of these days)

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Making 2HX vulnerable in a 3-3 fit after psyching during a "Montreal Relay" sequence and getting an aggressive raise from partner.
Favorite Conventions
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Life Master
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Anatomy of NABC Child Care
1. I have heard multiple competing claims from the ACBL. It would be nice if they would make a public statement rather than forcing us to rely on hearsay. 2. The program that the ACBL advertised and the Compton's administered didn't seem to make any effort to pre-register ...
Anatomy of NABC Child Care
> Facts please Chris Compton and Jay Whipple both read and post on BW... They are in a damn good position to provide facts. And if they chose not to, that too is a useful data point...
Jones Tapped to Head ACBL
Looks like a status quo appointment who can safely deliver the horse to the glue factory
Hawaii NABC Childcare CANCELLED
I'd also like to know whether the Quinns were registered for childcare given the ACBL's current claim that only one person had registered?
Clarification regarding suggested defenses in ACBL events
Its a brand new convention chart and an edge case. I am happy that they responded with an answer that seems to make sense.
Clarification regarding suggested defenses in ACBL events
Received a response "As I read the convention charts, these bids would be illegal both under the Basic and Basic + charts, and legal under the Open and Open + charts. The only caveat there is that the range must not be greater than 9 HCP in 1st or 2nd seat. They ...
The Multi Weak Only 2D Opening
Here is my current understanding 1. Only if the event features segments whose length is six boards or greater 2. I am not aware of any pair games that feature 6+ boards per round, so this would suggest "no" 3. Depends on whether the event is using the Open+ Chart ...
Ripped Off
> With players paying several weeks after they play, I could > see frequent occurrences of the following: Ever heard the expression fail early, fail often? There is value to identifying players who are going to drift away after a trivial setback
ACBL Governance - Proposal
FWIW, the ACBL later announced that they had revised their original opinion and that posting inside Bridgewinners are not subject to the ACBL's code of conduct. While they refuse to drop the original slap on the wrist that I received they also claimed that they would not waste time ...
Hawaii NABC Childcare CANCELLED
> From this I assumed the ACBL CTO had some involvement > in what is posted on the ACBL website. I'm open to correction. Webmaster (

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