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Michael Xu
Michael Xu
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Member Since
March 29, 2017
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I live in Palo Alto.


I am a SIVY and USBF guy.


I am a member of the USA Under 16 team that will be competing in China summer 2018.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Member of Bridge Club(s)
Unit 503
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
With Harrison
very light when favorable in terms of preempts only
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A Junior's Perspective on Promoting Bridge
I don't believe so.
A Junior's Perspective on Promoting Bridge
Afternoon clubs are WAY more realistic than having bridge classes offered in school, that's for sure.
Bridge= Math?
Right, that's why I said I'm not sure about memorizing part. I believe it is kind of our ethical duty to mention memorizing, but I think it is important to not make it seem like the biggest thing. Which I guess is quite hard to do. I think ...
Bridge= Math?
>Perhaps, combining your comments about math having a negative connotation and Sudoku having a negative connotation, what you are trying to say is that numbers have a negative connotation? When I aggregate math, bridge, and Sudoku, what I see as the common thread is using logic and learned techniques and ...
Bridge= Math?
-Rebecca, There is a lot, but it is much easier to memorize it if understand the logic, and maybe apply some general principles to it. But I guess what Monty said about "Memorization is what most beginners try to use when learning to bid, rather than trying to understand why ...
A Junior's Perspective on Promoting Bridge
-Jeff Bayone I'm interested in when you said that each trick is 3 points. Wouldn't that mean you would need 21 to open? When you bid 1C, you think you will make 1C, so you need 7 tricks, duh. My point is, not sure why you included that.
Bridge= Math?
Fun fact: my math grade suffered when I took a hiatus from bridge.
Bridge= Math?
What do you think about remembering cards which have been played is then? If it is not memorizing, what else could it be?
Bridge= Math?
>Bridge is about solving problems, right? And all the steps that lead to a solution, such as gathering evidence, evaluating evidence, applying techniques to use the evidence to your best advantage. To me, that conjures applying logic and executing strategy. But then, I think of math the same way." Me ...
Bridge= Math?
I find certain things painful, but for the things I enjoy they are using logic to solve an equation or geometry problem.

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