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Adam Wildavsky
Adam Wildavsky
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Member Since
June 18, 2010
Last Seen
Aug. 21
Member Type
Bridge Pro
about me

I'm a freelance capitalist, retired software engineer, Lindy Hopper, and sometime professional bridge player. I spend winters on the ski slopes and the rest of the year in NYC or traveling. My other interests include the laws of bridge, economics, 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

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, 4th, 5th-8th, and 9th-16th in the WBF Trans-National teams. Represented Switzerland in the European and World Team Championships in 2012.
Regular Bridge Partners
Migry Zur Campanile, Philippe Cronier, Doug Doub, Benito Garozzo, Ron Gerard, Peter Gill, Steve Nellissen, Carlos Pellegrini, Fernando Piedra, Michael Polowan, Howard Weinstein.
Favorite Tournaments
NABCs, USBC, World Championships, 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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Victor Chubukov & Adam Wildavsky
American Standard
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George Hashimoto & Adam Wildavsky
Modern Standard -- see http://bit.ly/adamw-notes
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Nik Demirev - Adam Wildavsky
Standard American
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Peter Gill & Adam Wildavsky
Eastern Scientific
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Giuseppe and Adam
Eastern Scientific
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Andy Hung & Adam Wildavsky
Eastern Scientific
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Iulian and Adam
Eastern Scientific
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Migry and Adam 12-14
Weak NT, 5 card majors
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Maurizio Di Sacco - Adam Wildavsky
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Herman & Adam
Transatlantic Standard
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Mike Kamil - Adam Wildavsky
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Peter Boyd & Adam Wildavsky
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Ljudmila Kamenova - Adam Wildavsky
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Ron Gerard - Adam Wildavsky
Standard American, 1NT opening can have 5!H
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Gary Cohler & Adam
Standard American
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Alex Hydes & Adam
Standard American with Switch -> 3!d -- see http://bit.ly/adamw-notes
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Adam Simplish Standard
Simplish Standard
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KS Updated
Kaplan - Sheinwold Updated (1972)
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Nellissen - Wildavsky
Kaplan - Sheinwold Updated
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Ross and Adam
Modernish Standard American
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Michael Kopera - Adam Wildavsky
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Ira and Adam
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Howie and Adam
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Ulrich and Adam
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Doug Doub - Adam Wildavsky
Kaplan - Sheinwold
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Gisela and Adam
Dusseldorf Standard, open with 12 HCP or 7 losers
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Michael Polowan - Adam Wildavsky
Standard American with Switch
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Frank and Adam
Kaplan - Sheinwold Updated (1972)
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Janice and Adam
Standard American
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Religious Restrictions and our Conditions of Contest
This illustrates why I don't think this should be *our* problem. Different sects and different rabbis may have different views on the matter. We need not verse ourselves in the intricacies of any religious doctrine - that is a matter for the players in question.
Religious Restrictions and our Conditions of Contest
Marty, for me philosophy is never abstract. Here I use it to arrive at my view on the issue and to explain the principle behind it to others. To wit, we should make no concessions that might significantly compromise the integrity of the event or disadvantage the non-observant. This is ...
Religious Restrictions and our Conditions of Contest
Thanks, Al! That's the word I was looking for.
Religious Restrictions and our Conditions of Contest
I'm not suggesting that one choice is superior to another, just pointing out that it is a choice. As adults, we all decide which of our values to consider most important and deal with the consequences of our choices.
Religious Restrictions and our Conditions of Contest
Perhaps I am insensitive, Marty. But do you contend that religion is not a choice? You yourself seem to have made one, as did I. If a player decides that religious observance is so important to him that it makes complying with our rules impossible that is his decision to ...
Religious Restrictions and our Conditions of Contest
Religion is a choice. If a player’s religious obligations conflict with our reasonable procedures then he will have to choose one or the other. He may be able to obtain an exemption (there’s a better word for this that escapes me) from his clergyman or religious order, but ...
Open Las Vegas Discussion Thread
Thanks for the links, Ray! I had responded to the August 2017 poll and then forgot about it - I never circled back to check the results. Does anyone know definitively who chooses starting times for events at each NABC? Is it the local District, the ACBL BoD, ACBL management, or ...
Open Las Vegas Discussion Thread
Probably. I wonder whether one could be serve as a proper sample for the other. Polling on BW is easier, but polling at an NABC would surely be more representative.
Open Las Vegas Discussion Thread
You have my support on this issue, Chris! Another player asked me about this in Vegas as well. She mentioned that the last survey taken on the matter was over a decade ago and that opinions may well have shifted during that span - the league's demographic certainly has. Should ...
Thanks, Fred Gitelman
I think you'll enjoy St. Moritz, Fred. It's is a fun tournament, especially if you like to ski. It's been attracting some strong entrants lately. I play most years - I'll be happy to answer questions anyone has about it as best I can. http://bridge-stmoritz.ch/
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