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Adam Wildavsky
Adam Wildavsky
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Member Since
June 18, 2010
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21 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Pro
about me

I'm a freelance capitalist, retired software engineer, Lindy Hopper, and sometime professional bridge player. I spend winters on the ski slopes and the rest of the year in NYC or traveling. My other interests include the laws of bridge, economics, global warming (I'm a skeptic), and Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism. Edgar Kaplan is my all-time bridge hero.

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
3HX-1, Blue Ribbon Pairs, Lancaster, 1989
Bridge Accomplishments
3rd in Bermuda Bowl in 2003 for the USA, 12th in 2009, two USBC wins, many NABC wins, 4th, 5th-8th, and 9th-16th in the WBF Trans-National teams. Represented Switzerland in the European and World Team Championships in 2012.
Regular Bridge Partners
Migry Zur Campanile, Philippe Cronier, Doug Doub, Benito Garozzo, Ron Gerard, Peter Gill, Steve Nellissen, Carlos Pellegrini, Fernando Piedra, Michael Polowan, Howard Weinstein.
Favorite Tournaments
NABCs, USBC, World Championships, Cavendish, any BAM event
Favorite Conventions
Keller
BBO Username
adamw
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
Jan Jansma - Adam Wildavsky
Eastern Scientific
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Philippe Cronier & Adam Wildavsky
Franco-American Accord
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Fernando and Adam
Transatlantic Standard
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Victor Chubukov & Adam Wildavsky
American Standard
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George Hashimoto & Adam Wildavsky
Modern Standard -- see http://bit.ly/adamw-notes
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Nik Demirev - Adam Wildavsky
Standard American
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Peter Gill & Adam Wildavsky
Eastern Scientific
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Giuseppe and Adam
Eastern Scientific
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Andy Hung & Adam Wildavsky
Eastern Scientific
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Iulian and Adam
Eastern Scientific
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Migry and Adam 12-14
Weak NT, 5 card majors
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Maurizio Di Sacco - Adam Wildavsky
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Herman & Adam
Transatlantic Standard
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Mike Kamil - Adam Wildavsky
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Peter Boyd & Adam Wildavsky
Modern Standard -- see http://bit.ly/aw-pb-notes
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Ljudmila Kamenova - Adam Wildavsky
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Ron Gerard - Adam Wildavsky
Standard American, 1NT opening can have 5!H
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Gary Cohler & Adam
Standard American
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Alex Hydes & Adam
Standard American with Switch -> 3!d -- see http://bit.ly/adamw-notes
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Standard American 2020
Standard American 2020
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KS Updated
Kaplan - Sheinwold Updated (1972)
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Nellissen - Wildavsky
Kaplan - Sheinwold Updated
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Ross and Adam
Modernish Standard American
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Michael Kopera - Adam Wildavsky
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Ira and Adam
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Howie and Adam
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Ulrich and Adam
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Doug Doub - Adam Wildavsky
Kaplan - Sheinwold
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Gisela and Adam
Dusseldorf Standard, open with 12 HCP or 7 losers
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Michael Polowan - Adam Wildavsky
Standard American with Switch
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Frank and Adam
Kaplan - Sheinwold Updated (1972)
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Janice and Adam
Standard American
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Nabil Edgtton & Adam Wildavsky
Standard American 2020
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Christophe & Adam
Strong NT, better minor
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KS many years later
I fear the wait will be a long one! How about a web page or collection of pages instead?
Musings on the ACBL National K/O
I have a change to suggest for future conditions of contest: Require a video connection to one opponent instead of either video or audio. This will both make cheating more difficult and give players more confidence that their opponents are not up to anything untoward.
Clarification of Tom Kniest Hand
The Memphis casebook with panelist comments is now posted here: http://web2.acbl.org/casebooks/2019Memphis.pdf
Memphis Natl Fast Pairs win taken away by Directors
Here's the link to Mike's post. The deal is certainly a lot easier to make out there: http://bridgewinners.com/article/view/clarification-of-tom-kniest-hand/
Memphis Natl Fast Pairs win taken away by Directors
The Memphis casebook with panelist comments is now posted here: http://web2.acbl.org/casebooks/2019Memphis.pdf
2019 Memphis NABC Appeals Casebook with Commentary now available on the ACBL website
I like your suggestion, Andy. I've modified it a bit. How's this? ================= 1. Was UI available? (Law 16A) ( ) Yes ( ) No Describe the action that created the UI: 2. Did the UI demonstrably suggest the action taken by the player who had UI available over any other, less successful ...
Doubling a splinter
This is how I play it, for exactly that reason. I like John's suggestion of a "free" takeout double of their game, though. I'd not considered that before. A simulation might tell us which is more valuable and whether the answer differs according to vulnerability or form of ...
The Dark Side
"That would cause partner to bid too many hopeless games." This is the first sentence I've ever noticed where either "to" or "too" would be correct!
KS many years later
As for your specific question, if you're playing a weak NT you can open minor suit hands with whatever strength you like - no one will complain! If you want to call what you're playing "Kaplan-Sheinwold" then your minor suit openings should be sound, or you should add a ...
KS many years later
You'll find many KS discussions on the KS mailing list: https://groups.google.com/g/kaplan-sheinwold Edgar's "KS Updated" notes, first published in 1972, are here: https://www.bridgeworld.com/indexphp.php?page=/pages/readingroom/kaplansheinwoldupdated.html
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