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Matthew Kidd
Matthew Kidd
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Member Since
March 10, 2013
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3 hours ago
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Bridge Player
about me

ACBLmerge, ACBLgamedump, Payoff Matrix, and Lead Solver developer

La Jolla unit (526) webmaster and vice-president (former president 2012-2018)

Photographer / Photoshopper (over 2800 player thumbnails created)

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Winning a two session regional open pairs event partnering with a smart NLM (winning made him a LM)
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
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Traveler View - negative good will for the club?
I disagree with most of the sentiment here. My experience is that players of all levels usually like the instant feedback. Beginners may just take comfort from knowing they reached a contract that is normal, i.e. reached by lots of pairs they know are competent. Better players might be ...
ACBL partnership with HCL
Speaking of that survey, it's funny that the ACBL will send out a survey which includes a text field for suggestions but cannot find the time to respond to suggestions e-mailed directly to them, even carefully worded ones that include screen captures marked up to indicate exactly what I ...
ACBL partnership with HCL
Steve, this issue has occurred to me too. And again Bridge Results does it right. All the results for all boards are downloaded in a single page load and the board displayed at a particular time is controlled by a dollop of JavaScript as one clicks on the board navigation ...
BOD Journal Motions for Atlanta
I'm all for web movements. We have used them in our unit games when appropriate for several years. But this motion seems like micro-management. Couldn't some NABC committee just instruct the directors to use web movements whenever appropriate in terms of fairness? Isn't that what happens when ...
BOD Journal Motions for Atlanta
The correlation between masterpoints and skill for any single player is poor. But averaged over an entire field it does a lot better because you tend to naturally average over players who ground their way to gold LM, truly strong players, promising players with relatively few masterpoints, etc. In ACBLmerge ...
BOD Journal Motions for Atlanta
Sigh... regarding 3.1 on the top of page 4 of the PDF. If we just factored in strength of field (SoF) we could eliminate about ten rules of this nature. No one has ever explained why this is so difficult of a concept. Is it change in general? Or ...
Bad Habits of Intermediates
It's not just intermediates who ask when they shouldn't. This is from last month: 82 Q8 KJ32 AK632 64 AK AQT754 954 (me) After the uncontested auction, 1 (me) 2 (GF); 2 3; 3 4; 4; 5, RHO starts asking ...
Bad Habits of Intermediates
1. Sucky clueless competitive bidding. Twenty years back my team lost IMPs on nearly every part score in a seven round Swiss. This was so inconsistent with mere bad luck that I immediately began reading Mike Lawrence's [i]Overcalls[/i] and [i]Balancing[/i] books. This helped a lot ...
ACBL Dues Revenue Flow: Bad for Recruitment
For U526, the annual revenue is about $27,000 as I stated above. Our assets are about $34,000. Operationally, in terms of covering leases and other expenses in advance of revenue and such for sectionals, I'd consider $5,000 as a minimum and $10,000 as comfortable. It ...
ACBL Dues Revenue Flow: Bad for Recruitment
The $27,000 goes right back out in expenses. We're a 501(c)7 non-profit social club. STACs are okay but they don't draw the same crowd and field strength as an ordinary sectional. Also, D22 is polluted with STACs that are scored across the district, possibly even ...
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