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Michael Bodell
Michael Bodell
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Member Since
July 29, 2010
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3 hours ago
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Bridge Player
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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Memphis NABC+ Appeals Cases
On the first case, thinking to my own tendencies and thoughts in defending hands, I'm not sure why the actions of detaching and moving a card in my hand, then thinking for a long while at trick 1, and then playing the detached card isn't consistent with making ...
Director, Please
Quasi-natural is also defined in the chart and it is as: *** “Quasi-Natural”: a. A minor suit bid that is either Natural or shows a pattern that meets the definition of a Natural NT opening. b. Any opening bid at the two-level or higher showing 4 or more cards in the ...
Director, Please
I know the question was about alerting, but the chart aspect is interesting. If I'm reading the charts right (from John's link on the acbl site), this is not a legal overcall in Open or Open+, but would be legal in Basic (if the 2 is artificial ...
USBC Fantasy Bracket Tiebreaker
Some reasonable tiebreakers for future are: 1. First one to submit wins (to encourage early submissions and locking in before your competitors). 2. Least IMPs wrong, for the matches that were picked wrong, add up the IMPs of the margin of victory and the one with the fewest wins. This ...
San Francisco NABC Reservations Now Open
Note if I look over the next 6 months for the Marriott Marquis there are a couple of nights of $169 but usually it is in the high $200s or low $300s and some nights it is not available or only available on June 8th for $1,022 a night ...
This isn't "Just bridge"? USBC Appeal #2
On the second, sometimes you don't. Sometimes you are just hoping but aren't expecting (I.e., we are in trouble unless partner interprets this right which I think is only 1 in 4, but we are in trouble anyways). Sometimes there are 2 or 3 possible meanings and ...
This isn't "Just bridge"? USBC Appeal #2
If only we had hands played electronically we'd have a complete record of this pair and a complete record of this sequence (or related like direct cue, direct 3nt and slow 3nt) by all top pairs as well to compare.
This isn't "Just bridge"? USBC Appeal #2
FWIW I assumed this sequence shows what East guessed it showed. I'm actually surprised how little agreement there is in various online resources for what this means. Most I've checked just now don't show it meaning what Craig posts above, but also don't necessarily have it ...
Does Anybody Know why the Official Result has not been Posted in the Donn-Fleisher Match?
Yeah, I noticed that as well and that the semifinal page had Kriegel winning despite Kranyak "winning" in the total page. Also the segment 7 link when it was showing the duplicate 45-19 actually linked to the Wolfson-Pratap 7th segment. Also, there are indeed a lot of very close matches ...
San Francisco NABC Reservations Now Open
Las Vegas bookings had been unable to get a full stay at the host hotel for most of the past several months (I was checking a couple of times most weeks), but now that we are at/past the deadline where you get charged a night, the bookings have opened ...

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