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Stephen McDevitt
Stephen McDevitt
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 24, 2012
Last Seen
April 16
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

43 year old Boston Area engineer who has been playing duplicate bridge since 2001. 

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
4th in the 2010 National Mixed Pairs with my wife Gloria Tsoi.
Bridge Accomplishments
4th in the 2008 0-5000 Blues with Nate Glasser, 5th in the 2011 Red Ribbon Pairs with Dana Berkowitz, 9th in the 2012 and 2013 0-5000 Bruce LM pairs with Doug Anderson.
Regular Bridge Partners
Doug Anderson, Emily Shen, Jeff Scott, Gloria Tsoi, Vincent Koon Kam King, Amnon Gabay, Steven Ansell, Brian Duran, Barry Margolin, Nate Glasser
Member of Bridge Club(s)
MIT Draper Lab Bridge Club
Favorite Tournaments
Chicago, New Orleans, Memphis, Las Vegas
Favorite Conventions
Features, standard defense, Smolen, McCabe
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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Meal Times at Bridge Tournaments
Banana, bagel, coffee before the first session. Granola bar after round 9. Salad with some protein (chicken usually) between sessions. Power bar after round 9. A liter or 2 of water during the entire day. No rules at dinner. I loved Atlanta personally; went to two baseball games and should ...
What directors might not know
Jeff, if my partner hitched over 1NT on this auction I would pass and take my average minus because I'm fully cognizant that not everyone feels the same way that I do about this hand. If I took any action, it would likely be a gentle comment toward my ...
What directors might not know
Sorry, that was a bit clunky Ed. What I am trying to say is that in the US, there is no specific place on the card where you would describe your priorities bidding over their NT (constructive vs. interventionist -- there must be some better word for the latter but I ...
What directors might not know
That's probably how some of the field got to game. South doubles 2, and now North is far more likely to raise since East hasn't limited her hand so South can't be bidding on air. West might even throw in an extremely helpful accept of the ...
What directors might not know
I think calling this philosophy an "undisclosed agreement" is a bit of an overbid. At least in the US, it isn't on the convention card. I can say I or my partner have never been asked if we try to bid constructively intervening over a strong NT. If asked ...
What directors might not know
I don't think North or South did anything wrong. It is all nil at pairs. I'd balance in the pass out seat with any 5-5 in the majors - even a zero count. Heck, the fewer HCP points I have the more optimistic I am about the hand with ...
ACBL Cell Phone Policies & Penalties
That's an easy solution if your room is always at a hotel in close proximity to the playing site. It isn't the case for everyone attending the tournament. I know the last time I went to Toronto I was staying at a hotel about 2 miles away that ...
My ACBL NABC Online Individual Journey - Day 4
Thanks for posting all of your individual hands Richard; I enjoyed reading them and congrats on your overall finish.
Tips for playing the BBO NABC Online Individual
Good tips Richard. They had 2412 entries when I signed off yesterday. With two days left for people to enter, I think 3000 entries seems like a fair estimate at this point. It looks to me as though this will qualify as a smashing success for the ACBL and BBO.
What will be the winning score of the NABC Individual ?
I agree with the known strong player. I also think that you are correct about the field being stronger, but what the field will lack is familiarity with the bidding quirks of the robots. There will be a lot of zero tolerance violations that occur due to CHO's bidding ...

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