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Richard Willey
Richard Willey
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Member Since
Jan. 21, 2011
Last Seen
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Member Type
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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)

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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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New ACBL Convention Charts - general club impact
The rank and file was clueless before these changes and they shall reman clueless after the changes
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
FWIW, I recently booked a four week vacation to Tokyo, Bangkok, and Siem Reap (Angor Wat) I'll be spending four nights in a four star hotel in Ginza, five nights in a five star in Bangkok, and 2 and a half weeks in a lovely little villa in Cambodia ...
New ACBL Convention Charts - general club impact
> I'd need to double check whether it's considered natural > to open a 4 card suit at the 2-level or whether 5+ cards > is required. I don't think that's the way the Open Chart works. The Open Chart is not based on licensing natural bids, rather, anything ...
New ACBL Convention Charts - general club impact
I believe this to be true
New ACBL Convention Charts - general club impact
As I understand matters, certain types of assumed fit preempts are now legal For example, the Frelling Two Bids preempts that I developed long, long ago now appear to be legit. 2 = 4+ Diamonds and (4+ cards in either Hearts or Spades) 2 = 4+ Hearts and either (4 ...
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
> So the new ex-CEO, who was the darling of people here > on BW, was responsible for 300K loss, and for which he > was fired, wasn't he supposed to be the savior of ACBL? My understanding is that Microsoft's CRM software is pretty well regarded It is far from ...
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
> "internet hotel deals" were very much around in 2011, > so I do not understand that excuse. Last time I played in a Nationals was Vegas in 2001 I recall being able to book hotel rooms over the internet in the same hotel for a fraction of the prize that I ...
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
"I am not a lawyer"
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
The ACBL decided to implement a business model that deliberate screws its own members by conning them into grossly overpaying for hotel rooms. The organization has been doing so for years... Now its turned around and bitten you in the ass and you have the gall to suggest that the ...
Do What Will Motivate Governing Bodies; Not What is Easy
Agree with completely with Craig We have the ability to 1. Make it orders of magnitude more difficult to cheat 2. Make it much much easier to detect when cheating is happening 3. Achieve the type of comprehensive record keeping that would make it enormously easier to detect pairs that ...
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