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Rich Newell
Rich Newell
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 22, 2012
Last Seen
Feb. 16
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
42nd in 2013 Silodor, 2014 District 14 Flight A NAOP, Challenge the Champs Jan 2010
Regular Bridge Partners
Toby White
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Des Moines, Unit 216
Favorite Tournaments
Council Bluffs Regional in August, Iowa tournaments
Favorite Conventions
Ones that actually come up
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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My NABC robot-game :)
I could get behind a top of more than 45 and with the 90% gold/10% platinum mix that comes with the overall awards of <10K events, but I really don't think that a win in this sort of event merits 80 platinum though. One main difference from true ...
My NABC robot-game :)
I ended up not playing, and I'm glad I did not from a value-for-money perspective. I think it's too expensive and would probably lured to play at 1/2 the price. Despite them advertising 187 overall awards (which would keep the overall award at 1.00 or higher ...
The results are in: FINAL - NABC Online Individual
Looks like they gave a lot more overall awards than they initially advertised, but they were pretty puny.
Qualifying Heroics
I would have passed 3 with the drab west hand, having nothing exciting to say.
We Hope You Stay Home
I'm trying to convince the unit to try holding a bracketed Swiss at our sectionals. I think that it would be popular and we could have three groups of players instead of two. I believe the middle group of players (750-2000) don't show up because once they leave ...
We Hope You Stay Home
I've been trying to get support for this at the club sectional. That could be a very good idea for a regional too, although I don't know if the KO-lovers would approve.
We Hope You Stay Home
I think another reason for the decline (in Des Moines anyway) is the local decline in bridge talent. Suppose that the regional's Thursday open pairs & gold rush events were converted into a KO event. Here's the depth of the field (number of partnerships) A (2,500+) 10 B ...
NABC Online Update - Awards significantly increased!
Because multiple strata generally don't exist in 4-session events? If ever there were a case for it thought I would add it here.
Becoming a life master
I actually am glad that the gold rush event exists. I think that separating those players from the rest of the open game makes for a much better open pairs game. Otherwise too much of one's success depends on how many gifts the C players dropped off and how ...
NABC Online Update - Awards significantly increased!
Now the 187 overall award places makes sense. Because the award for 187th will be 48x4/(187+5)=1.00 which is the lowest an overall award for this type of event. Your chances of making the list are now 187 / 1,444 = 12.95% Trying to decide if I ...

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