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Alvin Levy
Alvin Levy
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Member Since
Oct. 4, 2011
Last Seen
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Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

A 'rocket' scientist in my previous life, working for Northrop Grumman on Long Island for 33 years after receiving PhD from Columbia University. During that time also taught, lectured, invented, consulted, authored nearly 100 refereed publications, on loan for one year to NASA as a visiting scholar and a short time to Cambridge University, England, as a visiting professor.  Retired in 1998 soon after being elected to the ACBL Board of Directors, representing NYC and Long Island (District 24).

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
+7000 against Marty Bergen.
Bridge Accomplishments
winning the Advanced Senior Masters in 1967
Regular Bridge Partners
Beverly, also my partner in life
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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NICKELL Wins Vanderbilt
Congratulations. Nick is the nicest guy and has put together the greatest team, including Koach Kokish.
GIB, Schmib
I've asked some of the robot developers to comment. Rod is the developer of Meadowlark Bridge.
Balicki-Zmudzinski May Play Freely in EBL!
Hi Gary, We won't be around to find out!!! Hopefully it won't end up with robots taking over the world.
Balicki-Zmudzinski May Play Freely in EBL!
@Gene, The game does get learned because of computers! First, the Internet offers the best chance to learn the game, with the best software available. There are some wonderful learning software and interactive tools available, and teachers also teach interactively online. Software will allow us to better understand the game ...
Balicki-Zmudzinski May Play Freely in EBL!
Relating an experience of 3rd graders taking a regularly scheduled in-curriculum bridge class (NYC charter school) the kids enjoyed learning the game and playing. After a time, computers were introduced and the students sat around the room playing with their classmates. The teacher reports that she can't get the ...
Balicki-Zmudzinski May Play Freely in EBL!
@Gene My comment on tablets comes from me and not the WBF or ACBL or EBL. If you are looking for someone to blame, blame the game. From the beginning there was 'Cheating' with a capital "C" and then 'cheating' with a small "c" and that was called Unauthorized Information ...
Balicki-Zmudzinski May Play Freely in EBL!
@Arno Weber "The question also is: who will (want to) learn that lesson? I doubt if WBF (who refused to even confirm they would disqualify Poland IF and AFTER it was formally established Poland cheated to qualify for Chennai) would be interested.. Who knows if and how much pressure they ...
Balicki-Zmudzinski May Play Freely in EBL!
All this will disappear in ? years when we are playing on tablets, in separate rooms.
Balicki-Zmudzinski May Play Freely in EBL!
Seems like many like to bash, maybe we can call it crowd-bashing, bridge organizations, officials and staff, but seem to mind when their point of view is critisized. Constructive comments/criticism should be welcome, but a lot of discussions get out of hand. That leads to many, many, keeping away ...
Balicki-Zmudzinski May Play Freely in EBL!
"Innocent until proven guilty" is a legal definition.

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