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Adam Wildavsky
Adam Wildavsky
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Member Since
June 18, 2010
Last Seen
May 25
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

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
Modern Standard -- see http://bit.ly/adamw-notes
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Herman & Adam
Transatlantic Standard
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Mike Kamil - Adam Wildavsky
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Peter Boyd & Adam Wildavsky
Modern Standard -- see http://bit.ly/aw-pb-notes
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Ljudmila Kamenova - Adam Wildavsky
Modern Standard -- see http://bit.ly/adamw-notes
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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
Modern Standard -- see http://bit.ly/adamw-notes
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Howie and Adam
Modern Standard -- see bit.ly/howie-adam-notes
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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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USBC Final Results For Open and Women
I am told that the players prefer it that way. Each event has an organizing committee comprised primarily of those who regularly play in it.
USBC Final Results For Open and Women
The final of the once-defeated bracket is being played right now. Disa's squad retain their lead, but they've not won yet!
This isn't "Just bridge"? USBC Appeal #2
I play "Slow shows 4OM" in many of my partnerships. While it is easy to remember I don't think that it's theoretically sound. The problem is that it can wrong-side both 3N and 4OM.
This isn't "Just bridge"? USBC Appeal #2
This version is easier to make out than the one in the daily bulletin: https://usbf.org/appeals/2019-open-usbc-appeal-2 The content should be identical. I've written to the daily bulletin editor to suggest means for improved legibility in the future.
Thought for Womens' USA1 Semifinals
I like this suggestion a lot. Might it be relevant for our other events? Do we have any say over the Womens' CoC?
Well done Alex Hydes!
Nice! Which events would one need for a bridge version of the Triple Crown or Grand Slam?
Priorities for the WBF?
Chris, I see that you're a member of the [url=https://usbf.org/usbf-committees/usbf-tournament-systems-committee]USBF Tournament Systems Committee[/url]. Do you not have support for your suggested improvements within the committee?
Priorities for the WBF?
As far as I can tell the WBF Laws Committee (I am a member) is clearly thinking about what is fairer. The revoke penalty is a good example. Fifty years ago it was as simple as can be - two tricks. Over the years the penalty has been reduced in various ...
Priorities for the WBF?
I've posted my followup at http://bridgewinners.com/article/view/priorities-for-the-wbf-followup/
Gary Donner's bidding problem: K9872 98 A73 QJ5
The [url=https://www.acbl.org/tournaments_page/charts-rules-and-regulations/]revised convention charts[/url] adopted in November 2018 seem to address this well.
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