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Adam Wildavsky
Adam Wildavsky
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Member Since
June 18, 2010
Last Seen
14 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Pro
about me

I'm a freelance capitalist, semi-retired software engineer, and sometime professional bridge player. I spend summers in Florida and winters on the Colorado ski slopes. My other interests include the laws of bridge, economics, swing dancing, global warming (I'm a skeptic), and Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism. Edgar Kaplan is my all time bridge hero.

Country
United States of America
Website
http://www.tameware.com/adam

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
3HX-1, Blue Ribbon Pairs, Lancaster, 1989
Bridge Accomplishments
3rd in Bermuda Bowl in 2003 for the USA, 12th in 2009, two USBC wins, many NABC wins. Represented Switzerland in the European and World Team Championships in 2012.
Regular Bridge Partners
Doug Doub, Michael Polowan, Philippe Cronier, Carlos Pellegrini
Favorite Tournaments
NABCs, USBC, Cavendish, any BAM event
Favorite Conventions
Keller
BBO Username
adamw
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
Jan Jansma - Adam Wildavsky
Eastern Scientific
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Philippe Cronier & Adam Wildavsky
Franco-American Accord
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Fernando and Adam
Transatlantic Standard
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American Standard
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Adam Wildavsky - Modern Standard
Modern Standard -- see http://bit.ly/adamw-notes
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2+ 1!c, 4+ 1!d
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Migry and Adam 15-17
Eastern Scientific
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Giuseppe and Adam
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Eastern Scientific
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Iulian and Adam
Eastern Scientific
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ABCL Board of Directors agenda for Kansas City
JoAnn, as National Appeals Committee members you and I have more experience than most in dealing with UI issues. It's difficult to do well, often impossible to do fairly. In some cases it's unavoidable, but I am all for keeping the issue from arising whenever we can.
ABCL Board of Directors agenda for Kansas City
At the C&C meeting, one of the committee members expressed a special concern that the Stop card discourages newcomers. I don't expect it does, for a few reasons, including that no TD would enforce it against them, but it got me thinking. How will the new, no Stop ...
ABCL Board of Directors agenda for Kansas City
I championed my proposal at the C&C committee this morning. They again voted to recommend to the BOD that the ACBL eliminate Stop cards. In Orlando the committee vote was unanimous. This time the margin was 5-3, so apparently my proposal had some effect. I don't like to ...
ABCL Board of Directors agenda for Kansas City
I mentioned Craig's concern at the Board of Governors' meeting on Sunday and forwarded his note to the HOF committee and the ACBL president. It sounds as though they intend to attempt to address the issue. I also note that Kenneth Arrow passed away last month. https://en.wikipedia ...
ABCL Board of Directors agenda for Kansas City
A TD friend also told me that there are no pauses after skip bids in Australia. According to him, if a player thinks for a few seconds after a skip and the opponents call the director, the director will take a poll and adjust the score if his partner has ...
ABCL Board of Directors agenda for Kansas City
I don't know where it was invented, but it was ACBL policy for several years.
ABCL Board of Directors agenda for Kansas City
A better change would be to switch to the WBF's Stop card procedure. I proposed this to C&C in 2003 but my submission was rejected without comment. I wrote then: I propose that the ACBL adopt the Stop Card regulation used by the WBF, with the clarification that ...
ABCL Board of Directors agenda for Kansas City
The Stop Card proposal is garbled. It reads (twice!): Following the Skip Bid Warning, LHO is obligated to wait approximately 10 seconds (while giving the appearance of studying his hand and not in excess time to determine a choice of bids) before making a call.
ACBL New Orleans Appeals casebook commentary published
We use a non-voting chair when the committee would otherwise have an even number of voting members.
Quick Pick a Slam
I was present at the session where Clint bid 6d against Lloyd, though as I recall it was in an EMBA Sectional Swiss. Howard was there as well. The Boston Chess Club had a few sayings that long predated Clint's canapé. One was "Club leads against slams." Another was ...
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