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Adam Wildavsky
Adam Wildavsky
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Member Since
June 18, 2010
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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
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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Standard American 2020
Standard American 2020
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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
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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Nabil Edgtton & Adam Wildavsky
Standard American 2020
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Christophe & Adam
Strong NT, better minor
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The Dark Side
"That would cause partner to bid too many hopeless games." This is the first sentence I've ever noticed where either "to" or "too" would be correct!
KS many years later
As for your specific question, if you're playing a weak NT you can open minor suit hands with whatever strength you like - no one will complain! If you want to call what you're playing "Kaplan-Sheinwold" then your minor suit openings should be sound, or you should add a ...
KS many years later
You'll find many KS discussions on the KS mailing list: https://groups.google.com/g/kaplan-sheinwold Edgar's "KS Updated" notes, first published in 1972, are here: https://www.bridgeworld.com/indexphp.php?page=/pages/readingroom/kaplansheinwoldupdated.html
2019 Memphis NABC Appeals Casebook with Commentary now available on the ACBL website
I also don't like "alleged", for the reason Robert sets out. Here's the current wording: "The pair who made UI available are considered the offenders. That does not mean we will automatically adjust their score." I need a single term that refers to the pair, so I don ...
2019 Memphis NABC Appeals Casebook with Commentary now available on the ACBL website
Please suggest a euphemism, Shireen!
2019 Memphis NABC Appeals Casebook with Commentary now available on the ACBL website
I've posted the updated form. The URL remains the same.
2019 Memphis NABC Appeals Casebook with Commentary now available on the ACBL website
Exactly – that question is asked in step 2. I've found it much more useful to separate concerns this way. You are correct that TDs often seem to skip this step. My hope for the form was that it would help ACs and TDs keep their rulings lawful, and also ...
2019 Memphis NABC Appeals Casebook with Commentary now available on the ACBL website
I'm glad you like the UI form, Ed. For reference the current version is here - I will take your suggestion regarding the 2017 Laws and update it in place: http://tameware.com/adam/bridge/laws/ui_form.html The form is intended to address your concern regarding case N2. It ...
Bridge Hackathon Crowdfunding - your help needed!
Thanks to BridgeWinners' staff and the BridgeWinners community the Hackathon has met its funding target and then some - a total of 159%! The BridgeWinners community alone met our entire initial funding goal. While £4K ($5,000) would not cover a month's salary of a software developer in many developed ...
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I'm not sure that Kiat meant "train" in that sense. Myself, I'd be happy with a 'bot that I could configure.
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