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Michael Bodell
Michael Bodell
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Member Since
July 29, 2010
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Bridge Player
about me

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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GNT Format: Going Forward
Yuck, count me as one that thinks handicapping a qualification for a national event (even a limited national event) is a terrible idea. I could understand, maybe, handicapping the local masterpoint payouts (I.e., give people matchawards for close loses that would be handicap wins), but qualifying or eliminating teams ...
GNT Format: Going Forward
Using normal language the IMP difference would be done with addition and subtraction and IMP quotient with division. For instance, consider: result 1: 5 IMP won, 20 IMP lost. This gives a total net IMPs of -15 IMP. But by division it means they lost 4 times the IMPs that ...
AI and Bridge
I'm not sure "I don't consider double dummy solvers real AI. They just use a simple mathematical algorithm." is a good argument. AI is mostly inherently just math these days. I guess you could say that it is sometimes complex math, although even there I think it is ...
COC Problems
I agree that having good CoC is an important thing to do. As someone who has been involved in writing one, I can tell you that it is harder than one might think, and surprising edge cases can occur. But having a good CoC is important to running a good ...
GNT D. 22 GNT Fiasco. The official ruling
I'm pretty sure I've received awards for multiple district level flights before because they are not conflicting at the district level in our district. I've unfortunately not had the occasion to win multiple flights at the district level at the same time, so haven't had to ...
GNT D. 22 GNT Fiasco. The official ruling
I don't understand why all the people who are very convinced by the original wording of: "The District 22 GNT Finals are knockout team events scored by IMPs (and converted to VP’s when a team plays in a round robin.)" think that this means that the Sunday was ...
Foolish or Brilliant?
The easy compromise that I think can work here with respect to count is to always signal truthfully the count, but the count of hearts without counting the K, regardless of if you have the king or not. So from xxx show an odd count, from Kxxx show an odd ...
What is the correct TD decision and why?
In particular, the meaning ascribed to 4 (by the actual partnership at the table) is important. Barry's explanation makes the auction more reasonable, but despite the fact that I play a strong club system with Italian style cue bidding, I wouldn't have had his meaning in my ...
The Bidding Box #4 (ACBL Bulletin, June 2019)
I think there is an expectation that the proper place on the board single dummy should nearly always be 10. So if 60% of the field would be in 5 and the EV were more 7 or 8 out of 12 as a result, that is unsatisfying to the ...
A GNT Debacle: Too Many Winners
The obvious place you might do things differently is to play based on state of match considerations. If you think you are losing in one match if you think it is a "normal" 3-way then you have to worry about your IMP-differential in a 1-1 3-way tie and therefore IMPs ...

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