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Michael Bodell
Michael Bodell
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Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
30 minutes ago
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Bridge Player
about me

Project Manager of Silicon Valley Youth Bridge (SiVY)

Bridge Information

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)
BBO Username
MBodell
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Online Issue #1 Last Hand
That's why people are talking about barometer game (or at least barometer board ordering even if barometer score display is off) - everyone plays the same hands in the last round, so if there is a particular hand that is hard, everyone gets the time, not just one table.
Online Issue #2 - Slow Play
While true if it happens mid-tournament, I've found it hard to find/summon the director if it was the last round that this happened. I had a bad adjustment a couple of weeks ago on the last round and I couldn't figure out how to contact the director ...
Online Issue #1 Last Hand
I believe once the hand is started we should do more to allow it to be completed, including not cutting off hands mid hands for the GIB resolution that happens. If that were the practice, I'd support allowing possibly some small more time for the last round to complete ...
Fall 1995 Atlanta NABC Appeals Decisions Casebook
It is interesting to me to look at case 3 here, not necessarily with respect to the BIT, but with respect to the lead and what is "normal". I like the short spade lead from the super weak hand on the 1NT-3NT auction (which should bias to the major) much ...
Online Bridge Power ratings exclude morning games
Power ratings have proven consistently to have predictive accuracy. They consistently out perform master points. They have predictive accuracy even at teams or for estimating people who have never played together. The prediction works for both predicting pair finishes and for predicting team finishes. This isn't to say some ...
Bad Disclosure (Pass the cheese, I already have the whine)
Note online the cost of over-explaining is lower (other than time concerns) since partner doesn't see it. I'll typically explain some of our more non-standard bids or sequences even when they aren't alertable. I will not click the alert part, but still explain the bid. Unless occasionally ...
Bad Disclosure (Pass the cheese, I already have the whine)
But it is based on partnerships, so AFAIK, you can't see it randomly from a player's profile if they aren't currently playing with that partner.
Bad Disclosure (Pass the cheese, I already have the whine)
I think the real challenge IME is the time controls. The speedball format is popular, and in a speedball format there isn't a lot of time for questions and isn't a lot of time for getting better disclosure. This isn't to absolve folks of not doing better ...
For System Geeks Only
As with relay auctions, you can take advantage of the fact that there are many more hands with the honors in the long suit than the honors in the short suits so most of the time you will be more right playing for the honors there. So even if AK ...
Master as a racist term
Amy the argument that (some) people in a community use a term means it is ok for others to use that term is not a good one. There are offensive terms that people reclaim and use where the context is different where others use them. Consider the use of the ...
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