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Michael Bodell
Michael Bodell
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Member Since
July 29, 2010
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12 hours ago
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Bridge Player
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Project Manager of Silicon Valley Youth Bridge (SiVY)

Bridge Information

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)
BBO Username
MBodell
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Silver Life Master
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Top Bridge Pros' Tax Woes Continue
Do they also have to pay the back taxes, or just the fines? It seems from a pure $ basis if it were just the fines, this is an attractive result. Obviously the prison and criminal record makes it not just a pure $ question. It does seem very harsh for something ...
Convention Chart Revisions
In some locations/events, there are 0-5 or similar things for the very new comer (although one challenge is where is a good place for a more experienced person to bring a beginner to; I.e., where can Max play with his 1 MP wife that is comfortable for her ...
Defense against a BSC over 1!C
You may also want to specify what later bids of the next suit up (spades in your example) means. For instance: 1-(1)-2-(P)-2 is that natural, is that a strong diamond raise, is that fishing for NT? Similarly, what does the 2 ...
Convention Chart Revisions
A precision 2 does get passed too. I've done it at least three times.
Convention Chart Revisions
About 0+ 1 that could be near average, I don't think they all are purely destructive. Most versions I'm familiar with guarantee either 4+ or 4+. I'm sure there are some that don't, and I guess those would need average strength.
Convention Chart Revisions
I really like that play up suggestion. It could be used by people wanting to make sure they play their system, and also by people wanting to play up against better opponents even if their system is basic legal (a feature IMO, not a bug).
Is it time for 1 & 7 PM NABC start times (the critical 30 minutes earlier start)
Yeah, I've multiple times ended up waiting for a restaurant to open for dinner when we played a quick first session, so I could see that as one challenge. And it would be hard on the 9 a.m. three session players (or directors). But I'd like it ...
Defense against a BSC over 1!C
Usually when playing against suction style bids it makes sense for immediate actions to be natural and assume that they had the single suited call. So if you open 1, they bid 1, your partner overcalls 1 you should treat it as if it was 1-1 ...
ACBL Elections
Term limits are a bad idea, IMO, if you have a good and fair election system (because the elections are a form of term limits - you can only serve as many terms as the electorate thinks you should serve). If the election system is bad (like I'd argue it ...
Convention Chart Revisions
I agree open/open+ would be better, but if it is trying to be similar to today basic+ is probably right for all of the nap/gnt C and B events, as those use GCC, and not mid chart, today. But I agree open would be better.
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