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Martin Seligman
Martin Seligman
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Member Since
Aug. 31, 2015
Last Seen
May 26
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I have written about 30 books and 300 articles on motivation and learning.

I'm a serious, but mediocre player, and I love the game.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Regular Bridge Partners
Lair, Soloway, Rodwell and many other teachers
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Platinum Life Master
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Bridge Winners Online Charity Team League EDIT: CANCELED
This is a good idea. It is becoming clear that it will be a long time before those of us over 60 will play live bridge again (truly reliable vaccine necessary). So all of us who love the game and want high level competition will need to explore online possibilities ...
BBO Cracks 52,000 Concurrent Users
The speedball games are maxing out at 300 pairs well in advance, so it's hard to play at the last moment. It would be good if BBO could increase the max beyond 300 pairs.
ACBL Nationals Online
Very useful precautions. This decreases my pessimistic fear that I will be locked out of nationals for life.
Bridge Playing Royalty
Deng Xiaoping, Mao's successor, and the person who brought prosperity to China, was an avid bridge player.
David Caplan (1964-2019) - Our Story
Thank you, Fred.
Anti-Doping Violation by Geir Helgemo results in Team Zimmerman disqualification from Orlando Rosenblum Cup
Good idea. I checked google scholar and only found one study This showed no significant effect of modafinil on "apathy." The study did not seem to look at improvement in cognition, however. So I think ...
Anti-Doping Violation by Geir Helgemo results in Team Zimmerman disqualification from Orlando Rosenblum Cup
COGNITIVE ENHANCERS IN BRIDGE About ten years ago, my students told me they took Provigil (modafinil)to pull all-nighters and study for my exams. Since I frequently have to give talks right after flying across a dozen time zones, I tried it. Wow! What I got was awesome: 14 hours ...
Hop, Skip, and a Jump
Lucidly written
Best bridge advice ever:
At matchpoints underbid and overplay
Analysis and Visualization - 54th EBTC
I work professionally on resilience--coming back from defeat. In fact using an optimism questionnaire, Barry Schwartz and I out-predicted the Hideous Hog for the 1988 Vanderbilt--our one attempt at bridge prediction. The Daily Bulletin featured our contest. We also used parallel questionnaire information to successfully decide which swimmers to put ...

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