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Michael Bodell
Michael Bodell
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Member Since
July 29, 2010
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Bridge Player
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Project Manager of Silicon Valley Youth Bridge (SiVY)

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Bridge Accomplishments
Real success in limited national events (1st NAP C, 2nd 0-1500 LM Pairs, 3/4 GNT B, 4th 0-5000 Blue Ribbons) and limited success in real national events (11th national 2-day swiss, 22nd mixed swiss, 22nd 3-day swiss, 26th fast pairs, and other low overalls)
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A list of "Just bridge" situations
Passing a forcing bid and responding light can go together. Playing normal 2/1 if I respond 1 to 1 with xxxx xxxx x xxxx and pass whatever comes next including a forcing 2 or 3 call that might just be my judgement, or with xxxxx ...
A list of "Just bridge" situations
The wrinkle on Pair D is what if both players of pair D are "regional experts" I.e., familiar with how experts bid from the same region and their opponents aren't (either because they are from a different region or they aren't experts or both). Now even though ...
A list of "Just bridge" situations
I think an interesting question around these percentages is how to interpret them (and I think it also comes up with psych versus agreement and how to explain things). Does "24% of the time with 14 hcp" mean: Of the times 1NT is bid, 24% of the time it has ...
What should the selectors do?
Right, when there is a long gap between the two events it may well be better to have different selection criteria. When there is a controversy over who won/should have won the qualifying, it might make sense to have a re-qualification. But what is less clear is to have ...
Who Will Direct the Directors?
I don't know what the right answer is, but at some point it is likely to be more confusing than helpful. Like if something is 99.9% 5+ cards but 0.1% 3 or 4 cards if you describe it as 3+ cards you maybe confusing more than helping ...
AI, Contract Bridge, Conventional Bidding. A casual update.
I have little doubt that if sufficient effort were focused on bridge AI there would be success. But it is much harder to get past constructive bidding to include competitive bidding, the play, and interplay between giving away information to the opponents in the bidding and play. In a purely ...
WBF accepted proposal for proving honesty of organization
The first sentence in the Wikipedia definition of digital divide is: "The term digital divide describes a gap in terms of access to and usage of information and communication technology. It was traditionally considered to be a question of having or not having access, but with a global mobile phone ...
WBF accepted proposal for proving honesty of organization
These days not having access to the internet is roughly similar to saying not having access to electricity or a computer. It should be fair to assume people have access to internet in most situations.
San Diego NABC Appeals Casebook with commentary available online
I don't think Kit's last post's recommendation is consistent with current practices and policies. That is to say that one is required to always ask, in other words that every alert should really be an announce because the next player should always be asking, just isn't ...
San Diego NABC Appeals Casebook with commentary available online
With some partners I play transfer positive where 2 shows 5+ and then 3 would suggest 6+ cards (or maybe a very good 5 - impossible on this hand), so the timing of the ask "not caring" over the 2 but caring over 3 (because if ...

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