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Michael Bodell
Michael Bodell
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July 29, 2010
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about me

Project Manager of Silicon Valley Youth Bridge (SiVY)

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Bridge Accomplishments
Real success in limited national events (1st NAP C, 2nd 0-1500 LM Pairs, 3/4 GNT B, 4th 0-5000 Blue Ribbons) and limited success in real national events (11th national 2-day swiss, 22nd mixed swiss, 22nd 3-day swiss, 26th fast pairs, and other low overalls)
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MBodell
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Silver Life Master
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You be the director!
The key questions seem to be: 1. What does 2 over double mean according to their partnership agreements? 1a. If they don't have an agreement about 2, what would their peers think about the 2 call? 2. What did E think the 2 bid (and ...
Bidding their transfer suit
I usually play it as takeout, because X is lead directing. I think that is easy in many situations of transfers. I do know Michaels is a common expert agreement.
The GNT's, a modest proposal
@Mike, I still don't really get this concern. There is the Flight A (as well as B and C) already for anyone who wants a limited GNT event. These work as grass roots events and don't allow professionals (other than maybe young new professionals that don't yet ...
Another GNT Fiasco
D21 has CoC at http://www.d21acbl.com/tournaments/gnt/2017/gnt2017.htm#CoC
Advise The Tournament Chair: A Tale Of Three Pairs
In my experience playing gcc legal game forcing relays in 2 board rounds (and even in fast pairs) they really aren't a problem. I could see it being a problem, maybe, if people play relays with weak and invitational hands that need to be competitive, but if we are ...
Meckstroth-Juniors Match on YouTube
It is working fine, but I'll note the broadcast is a little under 2 hours, with the active play from 10 minutes to 1:57, but the video is 2:22 long with the last 25 minutes just a fixed screen. One of the nice things about youtube videos ...
Advise The Tournament Chair: A Tale Of Three Pairs
Or, "we just made this up on the bus, but we are really ethical, so you will actually cause us more problems by asking during the auction". The idea that when people mess up the system they are helped by questions and explanations is not universally true.
Bridge Lawyers
Note, there is a good mechanism design reason to have carryover work in this sort of way. In particular, you may want to punish a top team that has already clinched qualifying or clinched first overall from intentionally tanking to a weaker bubble team or sub-bubble team to advance that ...
The books have got to go.... Part II
It seems clear to me the intent of the wording about the opponents being able to see your defense to multi is just saying you are entitled to use a written defense, and if you do, the opponents are entitled to see it. In general, the opponents are entitled to ...
Ridiculous results, doubled or redoubled
From almost 10 years ago, doubled at both tables after I made a dubious decision, from http://cdn.acbl.org/nabc/2008/02/bulletins/db9.pdf page 5: Time for bed Alan Malloy of Santa Clara CA and Laura Rassbach of Boulder CO, two caddies (edit to add: not actually ...
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