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Michael Bodell
Michael Bodell
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Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
July 18
Member Type
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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Ivey (Appellant) v Genting Casinos (UK) Ltd t/a Crockfords (Respondents)
Ah, but if I'm a casino I then take you to court and claim that I'm bad at being a casino and despite agreeing to these terms need protection from you because you've found a winning strategy and that must clearly be defined as cheating. :)
Ivey (Appellant) v Genting Casinos (UK) Ltd t/a Crockfords (Respondents)
Suppose the casino offers a game that has odds favorable to the casino, but by good luck, you play and end up winning much more than luck says you should. The casino considers this good luck to be not what they wanted to have happened, and declare your good luck ...
Reducing the Manipulation Factor in Robot Individuals
A different type of practice situation may be declaring against robots who know partners cards (and maybe even can trade cards with each other). Getting practice against that sort of software might well make you a Bridge Master. But for the tournament, normal robots are enough of a practice.
Reducing the Manipulation Factor in Robot Individuals
"It behooves the organizers to not poison the pool of potential participants by holding another individual that isn't stratified" That seems silly to me. Luckily we wouldn't need to evaluate if your opinion of what would happen is right, or mine is, we could look and see what ...
Ivey (Appellant) v Genting Casinos (UK) Ltd t/a Crockfords (Respondents)
I agree with nearly all of that, except I thought Ivey also had a reputation of being a bit of a reckless gambler in some casino games, not someone who is only an advantage gambler. Like that he'd win a ton at poker but lose a bunch of it ...
ACBL Reduces Toronto NABC Entry Fees (Canadian Dollars)
FWIW I find using my US credit cards in Canada work great for nearly everything (I've been to Toronto on business 5 or 6 times this year so far). I have an Amazon card from Chase and they don't charge me for the currency transactions and seem to ...
Ivey (Appellant) v Genting Casinos (UK) Ltd t/a Crockfords (Respondents)
There are plenty of casino games that have the potential to afford an edge to some skilled players: Poker Sports Betting Blackjack are but a few. In poker, you are betting against other gamblers so the house shouldn't care about advantage gamblers (not counting shill and prop players). In ...
Ivey (Appellant) v Genting Casinos (UK) Ltd t/a Crockfords (Respondents)
I think it crazy that the casinos don't have to pay Ivey. It is fine for the casino's not to play against him or not take the action. But if they take the action and agree to the conditions and structure of the game (which they definitely did ...
12-14 nt, rebid with 15-17
I think it is best to play 1NT is limited to hands that expect a pass from 15-17 so you only bid on with 18-19 balanced and with unbalanced hands. So what happens when you have 8+-10 points and no 4 card suit to bid at 1 level? Bid ...
Article about AI vs. Humans
Yeah, despite what that article said, neither full poker nor bridge are games that computers yet dominate at - although there are simplified versions of the games (heads up limit, double dummy solving) that they do. I agree with the general thrust though that it is mostly a matter of time ...

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