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Alvin Levy
Alvin Levy
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Member Since
Oct. 4, 2011
Last Seen
June 23
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).

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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.

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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, www.computerbridge.com

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

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Led the recent project to completely update the WBF website. On-site coordinator and chair of the organizing committee of the recent World Youth Open Bridge Championships held at the Atlanta NABC. See my summary at www.worldbridge.org/al-levys-summary.aspx

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Took initiative in settling the recent world affair involving the Israeli Venice Cup team qualifier that was blocked from participating in Bali. Working behind the scenes with the Israeli Bridge Federation, the WBF and the Mind Sports Association, the matter was settled.

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

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Country
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
sartre
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Why is bridge like sex?
Comparable includes approximate or similar in nature, and might go outside the 'more precise meaning,' e.g., 2NT-2C
Why is bridge like sex?
The introduction of 27B1(b) in 2007 was an attempt to get a normal bridge table result in certain cases that were not allowed before. The 2017 Laws goes further, replacing "correcting with a legal call that has the same meaning as or more precise meaning" with "corrected with a ...
WOLFSON is Senior USA2
Congratulations. Good luck in Lyon.
WOLD is Senior USA1
Congratulations.
Orlando - The ACBL Reacts!
The 2018 World Championships (Transnationals) will be at the Marriott World Center, a great hotel and with an ample playing area.
Should bridge go green?
Eugene...The thread as presented invited comments on Global Warming. In particular... "Global warming? It's a scam. Now where are the cards?" Not sure we want to talk about US taxes related to bridge!
BZ v Romania. Crack the Code...
http://neapolitanclub.altervista.org/eng/balicki-zmudzinski-case-ebl-announcement.html
Should bridge go green?
Four Studies Find ‘No Observable Sea-Level Effect’ From Man-Made Global Warming “Scientists who have recently attempted to detect an anthropogenic signal in regional sea level rise trends have had to admit that there is ‘no observable sea-level effect of anthropogenic global warming’ http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/barbara-hollingsworth/4-peer-reviewed-studies-find-no-observable-sea-level-effect-man
Chess Philanthropist
I see that Amaresh Deshpande is well known by the Foundation, and mentioned in Simon Stocken's remarks.
Chess Philanthropist
Regarding The Laws of Rubber Bridge, I worked with Giles Hardgreave of the Portland Club starting in 2012. He took over for, then ailing, David Davenport. I am the editor of The Laws of Rubber Bridge, 2014 (working with Roger Stern). Two pluses for the ACBL 2014 version, I changed ...
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