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Adam Wildavsky
Adam Wildavsky
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Member Since
June 18, 2010
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16 hours ago
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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
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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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Adam Simplish Standard
Simplish Standard
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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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Discuss a Tardiness Penalty
Yes, specific tardiness penalties are certainly called for. We may as well crib from the Women's CoC.
Systems filing Deadline when a Player or Pair is added within 2 weeks of the start of the event
I would define "unusual method" as one that is not allowed for an Open Chart event. If they're added less than six days before the start we could give them half the remaining time to file their CC & SSF.
Systems filing Deadline when a Player or Pair is added within 2 weeks of the start of the event
Three days sounds reasonable if the RR is at least six days out. I'd be fine with not allowing a newly added pair to play any unusual method in the RR. No possible advantage should accrue from registering late. I do not like the idea of making anything contingent ...
How to Score a Round Robin Played in two Separate Segments
I agree with Danny and Marty, for the reasons they put forth.
How to Score a Round Robin Played in two Separate Segments
No, they can be quite different. Check out the VP scales and see for yourself. I don't have a copy handy - I trust someone will post a link.
Frivolous Appeal Penalty GCOC section
I suggest using the ACBL's term of "without substantial merit." That seems both more objective and more specific than "frivolous." I agree that it would be useful to have some sort of penalty. It should accrue to all members of the team since it is the team that stands ...
WHAT HAS THE ACBL EVER DONE FOR YOU?
It was Edgar, though I think he submitted it under a pseudonym.
Priorities for the WBF - Followup
I like the idea of expansion of recording. As you note, this is useful not just in cases of potential cheating but also for routine TD and AC rulings. I served on two committees in the US Bridge Championships (one event is still underway) where the video evidence proved extremely ...
Priorities for the WBF - Followup
It seems there is no anti-cheating committee after all. Accusations are initially handled by the High-Level Players Committee, and there is an "Express Line" form on the WBF home page to report concerns: http://www.worldbridge.org/rules-regulations/ethics-discipline/hlpc/ I think a dedicated anti-cheating committee would be extremely beneficial ...
USBC Final Results For Open and Women
I am told that the players prefer it that way. Each event has an organizing committee comprised primarily of those who regularly play in it.
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