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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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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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What Are We Going To Do About Slow Play?
@Bobby Levin, feel free to refer these players to my article [url=https://lajollabridge.com/Articles/FastPlayer.htm]How to be a Fast Player[/url]. I'm not convinced that the time wasters are doing it on purpose. My experience is that they are either thoughtless or clueless. During the ...
Exploratory Data Analysis of Chicago Club Attendance
For Chicago club attendance, you can grab the ten year club table count spreadsheet I reference in [url=https://bridgewinners.com/article/view/club-table-counts-revisited/]Club Table Counts Revisited[/url] (now updated with complete 2019 counts). Filtering on Chicago as the city I get 15 clubs and pretty steady table counts ...
What Are We Going To Do About Slow Play?
One slow day at the office around 2012 I tried watch the "end" of the Senior Mens Teams. It was worse than trying to catch the end of football game. Even the VuGraph commentators noted the extremely slow pace of the play and that all the directors were annoyed at ...
What Are We Going To Do About Slow Play?
@Tanya, no relation. It's just a sport I picked up when I went West. I'm getting older but have been able to trade physicality for skill and experience over the last twenty years. [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYhP0w2BXgg]George Jedenoff[/url] is my hero now ...
What Are We Going To Do About Slow Play?
Cellphones per se don't bother me much. It's just everyone, going deaf or not, has the ring volume set to max, an obnoxious ringtone, and has their phone buried somewhere that requires five rings to retrieve. If a club player answered a quiet phone quickly and calmly told ...
What Are We Going To Do About Slow Play?
[img]https://lajollabridge.com/images/misc/slow-player-snail-500px.png[/img] First, forget about badgering, cajoling, or pleading with offenders. All have proven ineffective. Penalties are the only way to address slow play. But with the [url=https://bridgewinners.com/article/view/rip-td-jean-joan-molnar/]passing of Jean Molnar[/url] in 2016, the last ...
Bridge and the Environment
Comparing the airline industry and the internet is a poor comparison. The airline industry is already close to what is achievable with carbon based fuels. The long haul Boeing 777-300ER (2003) burns 3.11 L/100 km per seat, the equivalent of 76 mpg. The upcoming Boeing 777-9X claims 2 ...
On computer versus hand shuffling
25 years ago when shuffle and deal was still common at clubs and I was just starting to play in tournaments, I too wondered if the tournament deals were more distributional. It wasn't so much that I thought they were deliberately distributional so much as speculating that whomever made ...
Club Table Counts Revisited
The arrival of the final 2019 MiniMcKenney and Ace of Clubs reports from the ACBL means that club table counts are final for 2019. Accordingly, I have updated the Excel spreadsheets and tab delimited text files included in the zip file referenced in page 7 of the article to reflect ...
Mentality of Cheating
Years ago my wife followed pro cycling until the high level of cheating in the sport became too discouraging. In 2003 we even saw a stage of the Tour de France. (This is really fun BTW. It's like a national holiday for the French wherever it passes through. Families ...
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