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Michael Bodell
Michael Bodell
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Member Since
July 29, 2010
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5 hours ago
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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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Do You Count Your Cards?
My first ever session at a NABC playing with a new partner who was more experienced than I, my partner used the same approach to counting. The trouble was in the second round on one hand she had 16 cards and she counted 3-3-3-3-4 and thought everything was fine. Evidently ...
Ban Collusive Cheaters For Life
According to the ACBL web site the A&C committee is: Appeals & Charges – Georgia Heth (C), AJ Stephani (VC), Dennis Carman, Sharon Fairchild, Margot Hennings, Merlin Vilhauer, Jackie Zayac In general AJ Stephani has posted on BW in the past. Not sure if there may be some reason (good or ...
Do You Count Your Cards?
I find it is harder on freak hands where you have a 7, 8, or 9 card suit. I usually count that by counting the other suits. So if I count my hand face down and then see I have 2-1-2-many I know I have an 8 card suit and ...
Do You Count Your Cards?
I agree that I count under the table and that boxed cards are much more common than 12/14 hands.
Ban Collusive Cheaters For Life
I mostly agree with this and it was a well stated post. However, I'm not sure the bit about disgorgement and crime paying quite works due to the nature of the way bridge is structured. I agree it would make sense if there were entry fees for bridge tournaments ...
A new type of regionals
Right, but again this then is a proposal about regionals within a district, not across the whole ACBL. You don't need only 1 or 2 regionals anywhere in the ACBL for this to happen. And you don't need other districts to agree with you to try it out.
ATB - Poor slam
Ending up in some slam isn't terrible, necessarily, even though it looks a little pushy. But ending up in the wrong slam on the wrong auction seems bad. The auction isn't good as W should not bid 2NT and East should rebid clubs. But I could still see ...
A new type of regionals
So I think the issue you are describing then Peg is a local issue, not an ACBL issue. Regionals in Atlanta, Boston, California, etc. are not noticeably affecting the attendance in Lake Geneva and Chicago. So there is no need to worry about their impact or conflict when considering your ...
A new type of regionals
Peg, So what I mean is if I take some of the regionals near me, which are decent sized regionals and do get some traveling people, and if I estimate based on the state by doing what state did the person come from to estimate are they "local" or "traveling ...
How would you rule?
This is not true IMO. If East has a problem it has to be that East is considering competing in some suit (has values and/or shape) or considering penalizing the opponents (has values and their suit). The first of those is more likely than the second, but moreover, in ...

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