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Max Schireson
Max Schireson
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Basic Information

Member Since
Dec. 8, 2014
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Started playing bridge towards the end of 2014. Love it. Trying to get good at it.

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Making a slam on an endplay against top opponents for a highly improbable +17 imps
Bridge Accomplishments
Made it to the Blue Ribbons finals and didn't get obliterated there (55th out of 78).
Regular Bridge Partners
Cadir Lee, Bill Bailey, Debbie Rosenberg
ACBL Ranking
Non Life Master
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Draft ACBL Novice Chart - Request for Comments
Well, if the 5H bid is natural then there is no problem. If it is otherwise then there should be whatever penalty is appropriate for playing an illegal undisclosed convention.
Improving the Seeding Process
John, I would argue that this approach reduces the impact of a small difference in seeding points at the top. Under the current system Nickell (2) played 63 (Irish Juniors) and won by 300. Because of a few less seeding points, Fleisher (3) played NRK (62) and lost when there ...
Improving the Seeding Process
Geoff, The problem with that is that seeding points are also given for masterpoints. A team of players with say 3000 masterpoints each but no success at the national level is seeded higher than NRK. Their 3000 masterpoints each do not really represent sustained high level performance. I would argue ...
Improving the Seeding Process
Its not perfect but it is something of an improvement imo. Assuming multiple teams are mis-seeded, n+1 will get the lowest seeded team among the mis-seeded teams, vs getting the most mis-seeded team. Assuming the distribution of mis-seeded teams among the bottom seeds is pretty random, it is hard ...
Improving the Seeding Process
The top n should be picking from more than the bottom n, since some of those will be mis-seeded. Top 16 pick from bottom 24 seems reasonable.
Improving the Seeding Process
Brian, Another approach that might help avoid NRK vs Fleisher is to continue to seed objecitvely, but to allow the top N seeds to pick their opponents. Speaking as captain of a team that plausibly might have been picked quite early, I can assure you I would not have been ...
Draft ACBL Novice Chart - Request for Comments
In substance it looks reasonable. I know this isn't what you asked, but I would definitely avoid calling something used in these games a "novice" chart. Players in Gold Rush events might be novices by BW standards, but many of them have played regularly and successfully in limited games ...
Improving the Seeding Process
Brian, First thanks for doing this. I think you are almost right, but your parenthetical contains the key. If the committee seeded the event I agree 100% it would generate a ton of all those complaints and would, even if it produced fewer upsets, be a disaster. However if the ...
Improving the Seeding Process
Brian, Great question. In this specific case I mostly mean that Fliesher would not have had such a difficult first round match. They earned their high seed and didn't receive much value for it; I view that as unfair. I think a system like Eugene and others have proposed ...
Improving the Seeding Process
Brian, Eugene's suggestion or some variant of it addresses all the challenges with objective methods, and I think while subjective is "fair" in my opinion. Do you think that type of system would be seriously considered? I would encourage the committee to not focus too much on objectivity when ...

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