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Adam Wildavsky
Adam Wildavsky
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Member Since
June 18, 2010
Last Seen
19 hours ago
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
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
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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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When is ELC not ELC?
Well researched! Kit's views on takeout doubles are reasonable and well thought out, but they are not mainstream.
Format for 3-way Match with 2 survivors
I agree as well. Formats with multiple survivors have inherently evil elements - we must do what we can to minimize them.
Tardiness: Should we add a more stringent penalty to the General Conditions of Contest?
Allowing excuses can open a can of worms. Tardiness inconveniences everyone, regardless of the reason. We are playing a game, and some things are more important than a game. So be it! Allow the tardy party to deal with whatever is more important, whether or not a matter of choice ...
Tardiness: Should we add a more stringent penalty to the General Conditions of Contest?
I like this. I have two concerns: "and an additional 1 VP or 3 IMPs for each subsequent 5 minutes, in addition to all other penalties for slow play and tardiness" 1. How can this be in addition to other penalties for tardiness? What are those? 2. Should we pull ...
2020 World Championships
First information letter: http://championships.worldbridge.org/16th-world-bridge-games
Double Dummy Deal Where the Side That Can Make Slam Doesn't Bid at All
I'll be happy to ask Bob the next time we speak. He doesn't do email.
Double Dummy Deal Where the Side That Can Make Slam Doesn't Bid at All
"Reasoning that W holds the ♣Q…" What reason is that? Are you hypothesizing an auction?
2020 World Championships
Thanks for posting, Barry! For those as confused by the names and schedule as I am, this is the quadrennial world championship tournament formerly known as the Olympiad.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
No bridge content in this video, but you may enjoy it anyway: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qA9nRB_8aFw
Top players playing weak (12-14) NT in a natural 2/1 system
Yes, though not "by the book." Anyone who's interested in the Kaplan-Sheinwold bidding system should check out the KS mailing list I started roughly 15 years ago and the KS system notes (circa 1972) hosted by The Bridge World magazine: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/kaplan-sheinwold https://www ...
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