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Michael Bodell
Michael Bodell
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Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
3 hours ago
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Bridge Player
about me

Project Manager of Silicon Valley Youth Bridge (SiVY)

Bridge Information

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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A Bridge Swifty
"Looks like you, my RHO, won that trick" said Tom leadingly. "The rest are mine... oh wait, just kidding!" Tom exclaimed.
A Bridge Swifty
I find this one more suitable for the comment "We should not have been in no Trump". :)
Meckwell leaving NICKELL
Even before the Monaco experiment many people play for a country different than where they started. Lots of people playing for the US that aren't originally from the US or at least first played for other countries (Canada, Pakistan, Israel, etc.). There is a list at https://en.wikipedia ...
2NT-3!H;3!S-6NT
5nt followed by 6nt over 6 sounds much more like inviting partner to the table to go higher. So I think it means over a superaccept partner might have explored something else (maybe 6, maybe 7 or 7nt), but now partner wants to play 6nt. Partner could ...
Anyone else not thrilled with the "new" BBO
I think it is reasonable to expect growing pains. Especially since so much of bbo is offered for free. It is also easier to not pay as much attention to good new features (Bridge master free for all) and highlight the features that are going backwards for now. I'm ...
For Frank Stewart
It is basically 20 years ago now for me, but I found Boston very easy to navigate as a pedestrian around cars. The rule of thumb was the pedestrian has right of way unless and until you make eye contact, at which point the car has right of way. An ...
For Frank Stewart
I remember being surprised in Montreal when visiting in high school where the one way streets near McGill late at night were decidedly just instructing you which way to point your front of the car, but not which direction the cars would go. Lots of people going quickly in reverse ...
World Team Championships in China
I agree that the quality of commentator is a significant draw for me as a viewer. I'll usually rather watch a table with good voice commentary than a table with better/more interesting players, as a good voice commentary can greatly improve the viewing/listening experience, especially when the ...
Interesting Squeeze
The swiss did have hand records for at least some teams for some rounds if you were in the top ~12 teams or so. It would be better IMHO if every team had hand records (which is true for day 2 in the Sacremento championship Swiss, as well as for ...
How should Multi be allowed (if at all) under the Open+ chart?
I'm not that surprised that the vote is so strongly in favor of allowing it, as that seems a no-brainer at the level of fairly serious bridge (which OPEN+ clearly is). The two levels that may get less of a near-universal view here IMO are: What about OPEN (no ...
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