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Sam Dinkin
Sam Dinkin
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 23, 2012
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
5th Place NA Swiss, Providence, RI, 2014; Silver Medal 2009 Venice Cup NPC; US Junior Team 1993
Regular Bridge Partners
Cenk Tuncok, JoAnna Stansby, Michael Shuster, Nancy Joe
Favorite Conventions
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
Dinkin-Baker Precision
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Improving the Seeding Process
If our goal is to seed the event as accurately as possible to minimize upsets, the seeding can have a discretionary component by the seeder. Sort of like seeding a NABC pair event, the pairs would be rated not just on their own history, but their history as a pair ...
Light hearted
I wish there were a standard for the frequency of system deviations before a pattern is established. I'd prefer bright lines where each deviation of a bid into a non-allowable agreement territory was an infraction and carried a set penalty (e.g., 3 imps or 10% of the matchpoints ...
Light hearted
Yep. While we were permitted to play 1NT artificial on the superchart (and did in the Vanderbilt), but this was a General Convention Chart event (A/X/Y where Y is up to 3000). Michael was using his prerogative to use 40.C.1 "1. A player may deviate from ...
Light hearted
A/X Swiss. It's bad enough I got knocked out of the knockout in the morning, but do they have to call it the 'Axe' Swiss?
Adam Grossack's bidding problem: AK AQ93 A652 764
If X is penalty, I'd be tempted to go with that at matchpoints.
Why would anyone want to do this?
Something else. One can write 8.5 tricks, but when one has a tenuous 8 trick hand assuming partner has three entries, they start getting aspirations for slam since the 8-trick, 8-card suit hands are so rare and intoxicating. At unfavorable, the 8ish tricks seem barely worth the V(ul ...
Withdrawal from an Open Trials team - GCOC change proposal
This is a step in the right direction. I'd go one step further to help enable a 3rd/4th place team of women in the open to compete to represent the US in the Women's. E.g. having a pair or team of women on the same open ...
About Polling Players (II)
Jeff, maybe you would recall better if you kept a written record of each time you were baffled.
About Polling Players (II)
I like that you have arrived at a shorter poll when you have proven the longer poll will reach the same conclusion with several more or four more answers. This can save some time. If that happens often enough, you can keep going with the statistics of conducting polls with ...
Play Requirement
General conditions rather than special. I.e. applicable to Open and Women's if they happen to need a 1.5 day RR1.

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