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Richard Willey
Richard Willey
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Member Since
Jan. 21, 2011
Last Seen
4 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

My academic background is as a mathematical economist, focusing on game theory and mechanism design. I have a Masters in Economics from Indiana University and dual Masters in Management and Engineering from MIT.

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For the last 20 years I have pretty much lived at the intersection of TCP/IP networking and mathematical modeling. I spent my first 10 years out of school working for various networking companies. For the last 10 years I have split my time between the MathWorks where I was the manager for MATLAB's statistics system and Akamai Technologies. I currently work with the Adversarial Resilience team at Akamai, focusing on event detection, capacity planning, and Transport Layer Security.

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I don't have many real achievements in the world of bridge, though I am fairly well know on BBO (and earlier on OKB). Bridgewise, I am probably most proud of my MOSCITO notes (which I really need to finish one of these days)

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Making 2HX vulnerable in a 3-3 fit after psyching during a "Montreal Relay" sequence and getting an aggressive raise from partner.
Favorite Conventions
MOSCITO
BBO Username
Hrothgar
ACBL Ranking
Life Master
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ACBL Sectionals after November 2018 - convention charts used
Hardly... The folks taking over the Defense Database are benefitting from the fact that the only place to go is "up". In addition, the new Convention Charts that they created are a dramatic improvement over the existing system. Moreover, the process used to create these charts was open, fairly transparent ...
What are you done with?
Discussions about Masterpoints
ACBL Sectionals after November 2018 - convention charts used
> Richard not everyone understand Polish club and > the system inferences. You could extend that > question to a lot of things like kaplan inversion > and transfers over a club. Agreed And, such people should not expect to compete successfully against other pairs who invest more time and effort at basic preparation ...
ACBL Sectionals after November 2018 - convention charts used
I'd ask "How did we get to the point that players need to be "protected" against Polish Club.
ACBL Sectionals after November 2018 - convention charts used
Ray may have expected that the following comment > Methinks clarifications and/or revisions will > soon be forthcoming to the new charts. was based on something other than idle speculation...
ACBL Sectionals after November 2018 - convention charts used
Claims have been made that the new system will be more responsive / proactive
ACBL Sectionals after November 2018 - convention charts used
I am still interested in when we should start submitting suggested defenses to soon to be legal methods...
More about psychs - and maybe a solution that could make everyone happy
Having third/fourth seat seat openers that are significantly lighter than one's first and second seat openers is not the same as a psyche.
More about psychs - and maybe a solution that could make everyone happy
> Even if it did, it isn't often that a play of the cards > would make a clear statement about suit length or > honour strength anyway. Agreed. That would only come up if you're signaling Count or Attitude or something silly like that.
More about psychs - and maybe a solution that could make everyone happy
> I disagree with your 1st argument. You don't need to > know about suitable hands that no psych was made. Really might want to go off and think about this one some more...
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