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Michael Bodell
Michael Bodell
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Member Since
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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UI logical alternatives? (Bridgewinners Poll suggests yes, surprising to me)
We had an opponent pair have a misunderstanding on this auction in SF NABC+ event when the X call was replaced with 2 instead (but meaning of the X could influence the meaning of 2). Is that 2 Michaels that was too weak to act directly over ...
Convention Cards in NABC+ events
Yeah, given there are people who forget drinks, jackets, or other things when sitting E/W and we cope today with reminding them or them getting it I don't think it is a big deal. Especially when their next round opponents will be expecting the card to be exchanged ...
After a Feature Ask
We call that "preempt keycard" and use it for the direct bid; however, I think it is still ok to use it after a 2nt asking bid.
Convention Cards in NABC+ events
I try to nearly always ask leads and carding as the lead is being faced before the dummy is displayed and without regard to what is in my hand. I think there are real bridge reasons for knowing if the the A could be from AK even when you know ...
Open San Francisco Discussion Thread
The table counts are included at and the SF NABC was bigger than 3 of the past 5 fall nationals, more than 50% larger than last year (Honolulu - much nicer climate, but much fewer players). For the year there were more tables than last ...
Convention Cards in NABC+ events
Here's my not great CC/disclosure in a top event (but not against top pros): On day one of the NABC+ swiss I'm playing a team that is clearly not american (they were young players wearing a uniform) and wanted to see the CC before the match so ...
Is this upgradeable?
I agree you probably don't accept; however, imho it is closed to accepting an invite than it is to too weak for 1nt.
Is this upgradeable?
If you are asking why upgrade, each A or T away from average is worth about 0.5 points (average hand has 2, this hand has 5!). A 5 card suit is worth about an extra 0.5 (maybe more since it is HHHxx). Even the spots past the honors ...
Comparable call
The one I am not sure about is forcing nt. If you assume that it doesn't have opening strength, I think it might be comparable.
Assign blame for missing game
Imho N bid perfectly. South should bid 4, not 3, although at match points I can understand sometimes not pushing for every thin game so it isn't the awful mistake it would be at imps.

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