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Michael Bodell
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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Official Version of New Convention Charts
I think when we had this discussion last time on BW it was also the case that a 9 HCP 1NT opening would be a valid psych (if it is surprise and rare) when the agreement was a 15-17 NT, but not a valid psych (even if surprising and rare ...
Philly Slam Poll 1 of 3: ATB missed 6!S
I understand some do that. I've heard more about either never breaking the relay or only breaking the relay on hands that have a heart fit. But either way, if you didn't have a suit positive response to the 2 bid (I.e., a 3 or ...
Yeah, I agree that it is 2 that is intended. How good is this hand in the context of the auction 1-2-2-3-3nt. In that context I was on the lower side of the voters with a 4/10 as only 5 spades and only 13 count ...
Philly Slam Poll 1 of 3: ATB missed 6!S
In my mind, if you don't make a positive response in a minor, then when the strong 2 bidder shows the two major suits, you don't get to introduce a minor suit at the 4 level in response.
Fourth suit after XYZ
What would 3 be. I might think that instead of 2 on 4135. It takes up more room, so 2 is attractive from that view, but I think getting the red suit lengths might have compensating values.
Philly Slam Poll 1 of 3: ATB missed 6!S
Seems like you could use 4m to flag for the M with 4M to play.
Fourth suit after XYZ
4=3=1=5 (or maybe 4=2=2=5 but I'd like to open/rebid NT with that shape) with no heart stop? Something like AQxx xxx x AQTxx?
What will keep you coming back to NABCs?
If you look at the past 15 spring nabc (which takes you back to the last spring Philadelphia nabc) 10,317 is 7th. The 6 bigger include Dallas (1.5 more tables) as well as 2002 Philadelphia (523 more tables), but only the three Reno nabc and New Orleans had ...
What will keep you coming back to NABCs?
Having playing partners who are interested in going. No partners, no national. I'm willing to partnership desk it like I did in Philadelphia for the mixed when between partner's, but I wouldn't go to a national for all partnership desk chances. One of the best ways to ...
Open Philadelphia Discussion Thread
Some of the regional pair events were at the convention center, 1 block away from Marriott. It wasn't just sub-750, the A/X pairs also were there.

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