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Adam Wildavsky
Adam Wildavsky
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Member Since
June 18, 2010
Last Seen
4 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Pro
about me

I'm a freelance capitalist, semi-retired software engineer, and sometime professional bridge player. I spend summers in Florida and winters on the Colorado ski slopes. My other interests include the laws of bridge, economics, swing dancing, 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
2+ 1!c, 4+ 1!d
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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
Modern Standard -- see http://bit.ly/adamw-notes
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Herman & Adam
Transatlantic Standard
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Mike Kamil - Adam Wildavsky
Modern Standard -- see http://bit.ly/adamw-notes
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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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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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Adam Standard
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Howie and Adam
Modern Standard -- see bit.ly/howie-adam-notes
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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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VOTE on How to Break Ties in Knockout Stage Matches
Steve, I like your second suggestion. My only qualm is to wonder what to do if there's an appeal pending. Must we hear every appeal before the final quarter can start? That is desirable in the sense that it prevents the appearance that the committee decided the match, and ...
What Methods should Require Advance Submission Forms & Written Defenses?
What do you see as the problems with written defenses? You wrote that they often create UI. If they do, TDs know how to apply the laws to address it. And as others have written, a pair can avoid creating UI by agreeing to always consult the written defense. One ...
What Methods should Require Advance Submission Forms & Written Defenses?
Michael, when I write something like that the context is almost always "in my opinion." It might seem tiresome to include it each time. That said, I gave a reason for my opinion. Do you disagree that allowing such treatments but disallowing the corresponding written defenses grants some teams an ...
What Methods should Require Advance Submission Forms & Written Defenses?
Tom, the ACBL deems methods on the Open Chart either common or straightforward to defend against. If one of yours results in an unfair advantage I will blame the ACBL, not you.
What Methods should Require Advance Submission Forms & Written Defenses?
Michael, in the RR to allow unusual methods without written defenses is untenable. Because not all teams will prepare, it gives those who play such methods an unfair advantage even compared to teams that do prepare. Written defenses are the price we pay for permitting unusual methods. The only reasonable ...
What Methods should Require Advance Submission Forms & Written Defenses?
Tom, as I recall the ASF was Jan's idea. In any case, it's a good one, and I don't recall any objections to it over the years. If we judge that some conventions, while not on the ACBL Open Chart, are so innocuous or so common in ...
What Methods should Require Advance Submission Forms & Written Defenses?
Fair enough, Jeff, but why have you changed your views?
What Methods should Require Advance Submission Forms & Written Defenses?
I disagree, Jeff. In the past, we've followed ACBL guidelines except where they made no sense to us or we thought we could improve them in the context of our specific event. Our reasoning was that of the 20 or so teams who enter, one will qualify for the ...
Memories of Margie
Typo corrected - Tuesday, July 31 is the date. Thanks, Debbie!
Memories of Margie
Glenn wrote to tell me that a memorial service for Margie will be held on Tuesday evening July 31 at the Summer NABC in Atlanta.
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