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Michael Bodell
Michael Bodell
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Member Since
July 29, 2010
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5 hours ago
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Bridge Player
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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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How light are preempts these days? CLUB GAME PABC MATCHPOINT SCORING
Agree on the strong doubleton. I've also experimented with occasionally (definitely not more than very occasionally) raising on a singleton. K stiff is best, off course, but others too. The opponents often think their partner has shortness when they each have 3 in the suit. Sometimes partner doesn't ...
How light are preempts these days? CLUB GAME PABC MATCHPOINT SCORING
To choose a different sample hand from the club game that we both played in last night the south hand was (1st seat favorable at MP pairs): 982 93 QT8762 Q2 and you ended up declaring 3 down 1 for a very good board (opponents ...
ACBL - Time to add new GLM Ranks?
With respect to stratifying some of the open NABC+ events, I wonder if for a 2 days pair event you couldn't stratify day 2 where everyone plays open on day 1. As usually the top ~50% of the field makes day 2 in the open. In addition, say the ...
What is Normal?
It depends on context IMO. For instance, if the side suits were played first with some ruffing and then the declarer pulls trump and the last trick was a trump with both players following so now there is only one left in context it seems clear that declarer knows that ...
ACBL - Time to add new GLM Ranks?
The 10K event overalls pay 10% platinum. If we extend the solution maybe the red ribbon should pay 2.5% platinum for the overall and NLM national event like flight C NAP pay 0.5% (I.e., 1/200-th) platinum. The open events are currently under 100K and pay 100 ...
ACBL - Time to add new GLM Ranks?
I was only counting live people. If you unclick the show deceased you get 367.
ACBL - Time to add new GLM Ranks?
I think this is the wrong solution to the stated recent problem. If the problem is bracketing things correctly, the more correct solution is one of: 1. Better current performance rankings for bracketing events (something like power ratings). 2. Better event formats that handle flexibility (something like the "bracketed swiss ...
What Are We Going To Do About Slow Play?
The obvious downside of only penalizing when the round clock turns over is if my pair would normally take 2.5 minutes of our 3.75 in a board and your pair would normally take 4.5 minutes of your 3.75 minutes a board then together we are playing ...
Does anybody dislike 2/1?
I agree 100% with IJS, IMO they really help. Not so sure about Flannery, but I can see that the 1-1NT auction is awkward when 4=5=2=2 and this helps with that.
Does anybody dislike 2/1?
A reasonable number of people don't like 2/1. I think 2/1 is made better by two changes (both of which folks have already mentioned): 1. Semi-forcing NT. This is a big win IMO both because 1NT is a good contract and because it cleans up some of ...

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