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Michael Bodell
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July 29, 2010
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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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Double of an "either/or bid"
If it were 2nt showing same I'd think values and able to suggest penalty in at least one suit of either choice and cooperatively support partner in the others. When 2 is possibly one of the suits, then I think it is the same but you have to ...
Falling numbers in Orlando
I would have played if I had partners or teammates who wanted to play. I did play the mixed events in Sanya 4 years ago. I was not that interested in going out of my way to find partners and teammates largely due to the cheating issues and inconsistent handling ...
Why does Harvard hate bridge?
This does seem silly. Fwiw in the late 90s there was some Harvard bridge club, and I played a little bridge and also we ran a poker game (no rake) every night in our senior suite, but there was no official recognition of the poker (class of '00). Aren't ...
Treatments over 1NT with 5-card major
A 4333 hand shouldn't try to find a 5-3 fit from a nt partner (who would be 5332). I sometimes play with ability to find 5-3 fits and think 2 stayman and 3 puppet does work fairly well, but I'm not puppeting with 4333.
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
Bob, in your 2 example it is only rolled back if the director is called and the director rules against it, neither of which is guaranteed. When this happens and you bid 4 (or some other game try) do you also call the director yourself on yourself and ...
Bergen Raises Over Major And Double (BROMAD)
Yes we do over 3rd seat too. With one partner it is very rare to open 4M, with the other partner it is sometimes done. We never have the + part of limit+, and it is hard to have even a limit raise though with a passed hand, as we are ...
Bergen Raises Over Major And Double (BROMAD)
I prefer not to play Bergan raises over just a 1M opening, although I do on occasion when forced to. I actually don't mind, and play with a few partners, BROMAD. The way we play it is: 2 = 3-card raise, limit+ 2 = 3-card raise, constructive 2M = 3-card ...
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
If you want individuals and are willing to embrace electronic play for help fighting cheating then an obvious first step is to make all of the play electronic and the participants anonymous at time of play. If you don't know who you partner and opponents are at the time ...
Orlando Hotel Price
The resort fees in Hawaii I believe are optional, not waived. Presumably for most people that will be the same, but I think the difference is if you don't pay them you don't get the benefit where as if you had them waived you'd still get the ...
A question on the laws
I think it is obvious that you should be able to look even in the case that it is for the second reason only. While it is true there could be some gamesmanship reasons to do this (I.e., you want to gloat about a good result, or you want ...
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