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Michael Bodell
Michael Bodell
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Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
9 hours ago
Member Type
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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Ridiculous results, doubled or redoubled
From almost 10 years ago, doubled at both tables after I made a dubious decision, from page 5: Time for bed Alan Malloy of Santa Clara CA and Laura Rassbach of Boulder CO, two caddies (edit to add: not actually ...
The GNT's, a modest proposal
Swiss Pairs would be a good event choice, I agree.
The GNT's, a modest proposal
Nearly all on different weekends except open and C (and sometimes semifinals of a top flight and semifinals of b). So many people play in 2 or 3 flights, sometimes on similar teams, sometimes on different teams in different flights. I think there were 5 weekends used (most events, maybe ...
The GNT's, a modest proposal
Yeah, to be clear, nearly every one of those years I played Open, and A, and B, and hence added 3 teams to the count of teams that played (and possibly more than 3 entries if we advanced and played multiple sessions). If you banned us from B, I'd ...
The GNT's, a modest proposal
The time my team won our district GNT B teams my team in the district qualifiers beat multiple teams with members that had won the B flight nationally 2 and 4 years before. I enjoyed that sense of accomplishment, and it certainly made our district qualifier a good event (win ...
The GNT's, a modest proposal
IMHO the best way to increase and develop grass roots programs that encourage participation in bridge would be a 3rd grass roots event for the 3rd NABC that doesn't have one right now. My personal top choice would be a grass roots individual, but a BAM teams or some ...
The GNT's, a modest proposal
In some senses the current inconsistencies in flightings can help the problem that @Phil describes. If some events have a flight barrier at 500; or, others at LM; or, others at 750; or 1500; or 2000; or 2500; or 3000; or 5000; or 6000. And yet others do bracketed-KO-Swiss style ...
The GNT's, a modest proposal
To be clear, the original post was complaining that there are people who can't compete against the top pros, so letting those in the 6k-10k range have access to the A flight would "solve" that problem. Note thought that all ranges let people choose to play up (although some ...
Playing 7NT with so-so cards and distribution
There seems to be a false assumption that because it is more likely that W has 1 Q than 2 Q a priori that the likelihood that W has the Q given they definitely have the Q is remote. When it is actually the case that the presence of the ...
Playing 7NT with so-so cards and distribution
In addition to the diamond percentage play, it may well be percentage to finesse in hearts (although obviously not when W shows up with only 1) depending on what is discarded. And W having the Q impacts things only very slightly (especially if you are placing E with the K ...

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