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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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My take on the “bigger” events where overlapping events may need to be reconsidered:

Spring: Platinum Pairs, Vanderbilt, Jacoby Swiss

Summer: GNT Championship Flight, LM Pairs, Spingold, Roth Open Swiss

Fall: Nail LM, Mitchell Open BAM, Blue Ribbon Pairs, Reisinger, NA Swiss
April 6
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That actually sounds really cool. Thanks for the idea! I'm not really artsy but would love to integrate these if possible.
April 5
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BTW, we'll be reviewing hands from the past week (maybe even the entire NAP sessions) as well as doing some Vanderbilt commentary when my schedule is open. Check it out! https://twitch.tv/bridgeoverlord201
March 26
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A BoD member pulled me aside and mentioned that yesterday, Cory. I didn't have the rule in front of me when I wrote the post, only what I was told. No one has actually confirmed that I'm wrong yet, though.
March 25
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Chris, I don't have a major issue with the new motion. I'm still going to play Bridge no matter what because I love it. If that means playing in different events/flights, that's perfectly fine. I'm mainly trying to gauge their reasoning for it, which is murky.
March 25
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Marty, I agree. Winning the “big boy” events are definitely worth of an exemption from limited events, but I don't feel like NAP, Wernher, IMP, or any pair event coinciding with the more popular KOs/team events aren't worthy of the highest status. Perhaps we need to reconsider that based on how scheduling is done today.
March 24
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Good catch on the exact rule. Thanks for the specification as I wasn't fully aware.
March 23
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Sathya, I don't mind the rule and will live with it. However, playing online or regionals is difficult with my work schedule, so always fun to play whatever national events I can when I get the chance. Whether this motion exists or not doesn't really change my future in this game.
March 23
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Chris, limited wins are not included in this rule as it doesn't qualify for Grand LM. Only the Open ones.
March 23
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Good point :)
March 23
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This refers to national events only, not side games, KOs, etc. Said person couldn't play a 10K event though, if they have less than 10K MPs.
March 23
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I don't think age is involved here, but someone would need to step in and clarify that. Pretty sure “limited” refers to MPs only.
March 23
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Dave, the Junior program was definitely instrumental in my development as a player. Big shout out to you, Barry, the Rosenbergs, and all the other mentors too for what you have done.

That Jeff guy is okay too.
March 22
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That makes more sense than any other theories on how this happened.
March 22
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Thanks everyone for the well-wishes! Jeff deserves a ton (if not all) the credit for this, because it seems like I tried in vain to stop us from having a shot. I love playing with him and look forward to seeing where our partnership goes from here, if anywhere.
March 22
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Most of the people who have participated in my streams so far are Bridge players and not those who are new to the game, so it's not really difficult to emphasize how fun the game is since they're there for a reason. It's going to be a challenge to reel in new people unless they're looking for it themselves. The category of Bridge on Twitch is hard to find if you're not looking for it.
March 20
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