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Twitch is an online community whose main aim is to provide a platform for people to stream themselves playing video games. The most popular streamers will have thousands of people watching them whenever they're online. Bridge has a very small following on there, but it's definitely enjoyable to either watch others play/commentate or do it yourself (as I like to do).
Sept. 15
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Thanks for the shoutout, Will. It'll be difficult for me to cover the championships with the time difference (and the fact that I work so I don't stay up late at night), but I'll definitely do what I can.
Sept. 15
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Haha Dave, I don't enforce those standards as long as it's a good time :)
Aug. 13
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It doesn't necessarily have to be a 4-session MP event, but I think a 4-session event there open to all in that timeslot (right now, only the Women's Pairs and the Senior Swiss exist, neither of which I'm eligible for) would be nice.
July 27
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No qualms with the location or venue for Vegas, it was very good. However, I still am not a fan of the schedule for pairs games in the Summer NABC. After the LM Pairs over the first weekend, there's no pairs event until the Wernhers on Wednesday, relegating people who want to play this event (and are not a part of a Spingold team) to Open Pairs action for two days. The other NABCs don't seem to have this issue (Fall has 10K IMPs one day later or the Mitchell BAM, while Spring has IMP Pairs on the 3rd day of the Plats). Thoughts on potential schedule revisions in the future?
July 26
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This is a tough situation (luckily, didn't have to make it at my table because they bid 4H and now 4S was an auto call). I probably would have been a 3S bidder had it been a 3H or fit jump bid, so not sure if my partner is raising or not.
July 25
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I appreciate being included in the group of “rising talent”, Jacob. If this becomes a reality, I want everyone to know that I am a strong teammate on account of not drinking (although, if that becomes a handicap, I suddenly become an anchor for a team). Any system restrictions? Seems like we need those too.
July 16
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I emailed James today based on the email on his Twitter account to see if he'd be at the Vegas NABC. First off, the fact that he responded within an hour is pretty incredible considering that he must have media requests out the wazoo. Anyways, he'll be there (as expected) and the ACBL has reached out to him about speak at the YNABC as well as the Collegiates. I'm sure he'll accept, which is a great way to make this a trip to remember for those playing.
June 1
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Yeah, we didn't do too well when we defended 3S while being cold for 5D. But always a fun match against Dave and Anne regardless of outcome!
May 13
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Very bizarre that this is different from Live. But seeing as I'm getting way more MPs here, I'm not necessarily complaining.
May 9
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Florida has not done the best job of providing a convenient location for the GNTs in recent years. This year, it was West Palm Beach, which is on the East Coast and isn't super far from South Florida either. What people fail to realize is that Florida's a pretty big state from North to South and even from East to West (where I and the Tampa/Clearwater contingent live). I think next year, it's going to be in Orlando, which is a pretty convenient location for everywhere as it's rather central. They changed the NAPs to Orlando and the turnout was much better.
May 9
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I don't think it's been more than two teams for some time now (source: am a Floridian). I know that there was a 2nd team trying to form, but plans fell through at the last second.
May 8
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I should have added those originally, although the GNT Championship flight is pretty top-heavy as opposed to the NAP.
April 6
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I agree that it should be subjective and the ACBL can look at the past decade to see what they think qualifies. As for team trials, the major ones all count for GLM status.
April 6
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What would the requirements be for great-grand LM?
April 6
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I was only focusing on NABC events, not anything related to team trials (the link has team trials in there and Juniors is NOT listed). At an NABC level, there's no big events Junior-related except collegiates (and the YNABC).
April 6
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Sorry, intended to keep the colon for text and not part of the link. Fixed for sure now.
April 6
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The number wasn't what forced me to prompt the question. After winning the NAP Flight A (an event I'd argue shouldn't qualify for GLM status based on the fields it's been getting), I'm now a 20 year or so attendance award away from being a GLM. Unless my game takes a quantum leap in that timeframe, I don't consider myself to be “grand” in the least (no, this isn't self-deprecating; it's reality).
April 6
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I mentioned all of the weekend Swisses in the “bigger” events list in the comment above. IMO, those qualify because they have so many teams that get KO'ed from the Vanderbilt or
Spingold. The pair events, however, just don't get the same field because so many teams stay together. Unless it's a big pair event, it doesn't compare, or at least to me it doesn't.
April 6
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Fixed, thanks.
April 6
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