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Michael Bodell
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Member Since
July 29, 2010
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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)
BBO Username
MBodell
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Evaluating the Quality of a Stratification
An easy evaluation of quality of stratification if you have one measure of quality used for strats and a different one for quality of strat would be how many people are in the right start if you were using the other metric for strat. I.e., if you use master ...
BW 2/1: What is 2/1?
I wouldn't include NT range in 2/1 GF as a label on its own. If I sat down in the US and said "2/1 GF" it is true that I expect that we'd play a strong NT, but that isn't because "2/1 GF" implies ...
BW 2/1: 1!D-2!C-2M
Me too. 4 cards in the major, any strength, at least 3 diamonds if 1 with 4=4=3=2 is allowed, 4+ otherwise.
BW 2/1: After 1!d-2!c
My comment was agreeing with Chris's above, not commenting either way on yours (sorry there isn't more elaborate threading in conversation).
BW 2/1: After 1!d-2!c
Yeah the 6 and 5M clearly need to bid the major over 2.
More Legal Eagles (push poll)
If I were forced to guess if partner had explained my auction right and then bid 5 it is either a hand that has 6 diamonds and 1 heart but tried 2NT (3=K=6=3 or the like) or was a hand that had good heart support and ...
BW 2/1: After 1!d-2!c
I'm fine with either of the first two, or even a blend where there is judgement (I.e., 2 shows serious interest in diamonds, 2M a 4-card major, but 2 doesn't deny a 4cM and 2M doesn't deny 5 mediocre or worse diamonds).
Links to ACBL NABC Video Recordings
Except aren't the videos being made public for multiple reasons, one of which is the enjoyment of watching them. The whole training, validation, test setup makes sense from the POV of catching cheaters, and makes sense if catching cheaters is the only reason for the videos, but part of ...
REACH: Win Gold Pts at Clubs & Support International Bridge
A few quick comments: 1. It is really nice to see the statistics shared. There could likely be more slices or more data shared, but the perfect should not be the enemy of the good, and sharing this data is a definite good. 2. The 3300 players who played in ...
Why Youth Players love Conventions
Nice article. I think another under appreciated reason is that older players have already a thought of what the agreed "standard" meaning of many bids and bidding sequences are, and hence think the "conventions" are special requiring more thought, memory, work, etc. Where a newer player (which younger people tend ...
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