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Matthew Weingarten
Matthew Weingarten
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 18, 2012
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Junior player who graduated from the University of Florida with a major in Computer Science and minors in Mathematics and Statistics. Now a Software Engineer at Nielsen. Bridge is love, Bridge is life.

If my real name isn't familiar, you might know me by my nickname commonly used by fellow Juniors and/or members of the USBF program, Beans.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing with (not against) Jeff Meckstroth
Bridge Accomplishments
4th in 2016 0-10K Swiss, 9th in 2016 0-10K Fast Pairs, 4th in 2017 NAP Flight B, 22nd in 2018 Fast Pairs, 7th in 2018 Wernher Open Pairs
Regular Bridge Partners
Marge Boldus, Justin Coniglio, Arjun Dhir, Jeff Edelstein, Sam Goldberg, Bob McEwan, and Sally Meckstroth
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Clearwater Duplicate Bridge Club, St. Petersburg Bridge Club, Tampa Bay Bridge Center
Favorite Tournaments
Favorite Conventions
Kickback, Kokish, Maximal Doubles
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
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Using Twitch as a Platform for Bridge
Thanks for the kind words, John. The WSOP definitely made poker one of the most popular games of the 2000s, and even though I don't think anything will be able to bring Bridge to that level of popularity, perhaps these efforts will move it in the right direction. Overall ...
Using Twitch as a Platform for Bridge
The streaming concept only goes so far. It turns Bridge into a more interactive format (to a degree), but there's still a lot more that can be done, and especially from a mass initiative, to really tap into the youth and get Bridge going. I'd be happy to ...
Using Twitch as a Platform for Bridge
Yeah, I knew some streams existed, but they're few and far in-between. I really want to run with this and make it an entertaining and interactive experience, using multiple facets of BBO (teaching, playing for fun, commentating on big matches, etc.)
Using Twitch as a Platform for Bridge
I wasn't sure what the right forum was for this; whether it should be on the front page or in this forum. Maybe we can crosspost it.
Using Twitch as a Platform for Bridge
Absolutely. I try to operate my Bridge streams with a very open mind, so the feedback of the viewers is what can drive the future content. I have my own ideas, but if it's not what the people want, then it's not what the people will see.
Using Twitch as a Platform for Bridge
The Common Game kind of has this feature with "Kibitz the Pros," which is where pros play a few Common Game hands on BBO and there's a YouTube video for each seat during those hands. While this is a cool feature, it lacks the interactivity that Twitch and streaming ...
Superbowl Homework
But aren't we missing the 8 and 9 also? If so, there's no endplay position. If we do have one of those spots, then the endplay is right.
In The Well- Michael Xu
Cinnamon Toast Crunch is so underrated. Well done, Michael, on having great cereal taste.
What happened to the Colorado Springs bridge web site?
He's not "fixing it over time." The algorithm only uses the last two years of plays (I think), so games get removed and new games get added, so the numbers shift. It's entirely automatic. Maybe you were getting at that, but I don't like the wording you ...
What happened to the Colorado Springs bridge web site?
I think the only legitimate complaint people could have with Colorado Springs is that they don't agree with the methodology used to compute one's power rating (of course, people will usually not like their own rating, but so be it). However, it's a pretty cool resource and ...

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