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Michael Bodell
Michael Bodell
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Member Since
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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Opening 1 NT point range on convention card
Sometimes when I open 1NT I end up playing in a suit contract. When I do, the presence of A and K often play a good part of making. I'd recommend trying to clouding the issue (although 4333 is a bigger negative on suits than NT, generally).
Opening 1 NT point range on convention card
Ray, I don't read the document the same way you do as saying if someone ever evaluates their hand with intelligence, rather than Walter the Walrus with only HCP, then they must announce something differently. The alert procedure gives 3 examples of the announcements for NT: Example: 1NT (showing ...
Cuebid or natural?
With this hand type can't you double and pull spades to clubs to show the primary clubs with diamond tolerance?
[ACBL] Open Chart Allows These Bids?
There are two "math-like" rules that feel like they should be part of the regulations, but neither are and both might have some corners that some might object to: 1. If a bid B is legal with a set of hands H, then the same bid B is always legal ...
[ACBL] Open Chart Allows These Bids?
Linda are you talking about the 1 showing all balanced hands without a minor? I don't think that is disallowed by the "An Artificial 1-level opening bid in any seat that could contain less than Average Strength" because it isn't artificial (quasi-natural since it is balanced).
[ACBL] Open Chart Allows These Bids?
As long as the 1 length in either major has at least Average strength (not upgraded near-average), at least in 1st and 2nd seat, I think it is ok. It is clearly an artificial call, so "An Artificial 1-level opening bid in any seat that could contain less than ...
Commonly accepted meaning of (1X)-P-(1N)-2X? (1X)-P-(1N)-2N?
Michaels and unusual and I passed with x xx AKJxxx Txxx on the auction (1)-P-(1NT)-2-(P)- in last nights game.
Better response structure to 1M openings allowing responded to make short suit game tries without losing Jacoby + bergen/mixed raise.
My partner and I (in a strong club, limited openers system, 2/1) play 2M+1 as Jacoby and 2M+2 as either balanced limit raise or short in M+3 and the other bids as short in the suit above. That is: Over 1: - 2 game forcing ...
Penalized for not alerting a self-alerting bid by failure to alert a P/C
I'm not so sure that this is correct instructions in the general case. Sometimes pass or correct is the best explanation. Because your pass or your lower suit is saying, in essence, "if you have hand type A, I'm willing to play only this amount; if you have ...
Re: Nic Hammond's "Detecting Cheating at Bridge"
You don't need screens if people play in separate rooms electronically. Otherwise, you do.

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