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Alvin Levy
Alvin Levy
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Basic Information

Member Since
Oct. 4, 2011
Last Seen
May 21
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).


Unit Board member (Nassau-Suffolk Bridge Association) and District Board member for as long as I can remember...maybe 40 years.  Past President and Tournament Chair.  ACBL Board of Directors, 1996-present, president 2003; WBF Executive Council 2004-present, currently Executive VP and IT chair.  On ACBL I serve as online-bridge coordinator (since 1998).  Trustee of ACBL 401(k) since 2000.


Originated the World Computer-Bridge Championship in 1997 and have run it annually at a major human championship ever since.  See the official website which I maintain,


With an eye toward promoting bridge, I published a page of bridge links, titled 'explore the world of bridge on the Internet’ at See the June 2012 Bridge Bulletin and previous Bridge Winners article.


Member of ACBL Laws Commission and WBF Laws Committee. Edited the Laws of Rubber Bridge 2014 version in coordination with the Portland Club.



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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Bridge Bots
See the many write-ups from the World Computer-Bridge Championships at for day by day writeups of the 2018 championships, go to As mentioned above Wbridge5 (Yves Costel, developer) can be played at
Youth Robot Bridge Tournament
Michael, so glad you posted and wishing you success in your studies and in bridge.
Youth Robot Bridge Tournament
Funbridge now has an ACBL robot game with a fine robot. While slightly skewed toward NS, it is not best hand by the human (South). There are two 18-board daylong games a day, one matchpoint and one IMPs. As on BBO sections are groups of 15 ...
2019 Buffett Cup
I meant Duplicate Bridge, not bridge
2019 Buffett Cup
@Richard and Tom, and the others who 'Like'd their comments...I doubt the Buller-Culbertson match would have attracted widespread attention if the current nay-sayers were in charge. Of course in 1930 bridge was still a novelty in England. Promotions take place in many forms, whether through promotional activities, a ...
2019 Buffett Cup
Jan, I surprised...don't you read BWs? Anyway, all bridge organizations should have advertised this, with an initial broadcast to them from the organizers. On the net, it matters little where it is taking place physically. Surely the ACBL and EBL should have promoted well as all ...
2019 Buffett Cup
Go USA. Have fun. If I get up in the middle of the night, I'll be sure to watch.
Keep Bridge Alive in the USA
Echoing Steve...Samantha's presentation to the ACBL Educational Foundation was more than impressive. With her enthusiasm, expertise and position this project should greatly help promote bridge. Let's help make this happen. Make a donation.
ACBL Board of Governors mtg
Increasing the number of days and boards will decrease attendance. Online players want shorter matches. Of course decreasing the cost will increase the number of players. There is a sweet spot that can be found. Players aren't spending $40 and playing for 3 days to see where they stack ...
ACBL Board of Governors mtg
adding to Richard's comment regarding bot play, Funbridge is starting an ACBL game starting this Tuesday, March 26. Check the ACBL website. Daylong MP and IMP games.

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