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Michael Bodell
Michael Bodell
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Member Since
July 29, 2010
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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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Your UI ruling?
I'm too weak for 3; I'm too strong for 3; I want to double them in 3; I want to try 3nt with my double stop in diamonds; is 3 worth it or should I just support spades? It seems like there is a ...
New ACBL Convention Charts - general club impact
Or a 0+ which some do. It isn't a major problem if nearly all uses are open. But if basic/basic+ is common, this becomes a backwards step.
Washington 2016 and Toronto 2017 NABC Appeals Casebooks with commentary now available
Yeah, notes don't guarantee this because you could just not use the notes when you pass with a less suitable 3 key cards and an in tempo sign off, but go (and show the notes) with a more suitable pause hand. Some pairs with extensive notes could even have ...
If you look at the last 25 years of data and look at each location at the timeperiod it is and compare it to the average at that time period the places that are above average (and the number of tables) are: Vagas Fall - +5,294 Vegas Summer - +4,704 ...
New ACBL Convention Charts - general club impact
Yeah, in general, basic+ is more restrictive than GCC. This will be a bad change if clubs go to basic+ instead of open as the default setting.
William Watson's bidding problem: 43 --- KT764 AQ6543
I don't think you need to alert the 3 bid since you are cue bidding a suit that your opponents have shown 5 cards in, so it is self-alerting and would only need to be alerted if it were natural or were very highly unusual (which I don ...
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
I can imagine some people replying, especially if as a few noted above (Jason and Peter and Will) the cheaper reservations looked to be all booked when they went to it in the past, but this post lets them know there are rooms still available. So not replying to the ...
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
Right now all the nights of nationals are available. Looks like there are about 50 rooms a night still available, of which about 20 a night are at the 195 resort view rate.
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
I meant to but TANSTAAFL in my earlier post too. I think it is a pretty obvious cause of the problems.
William Watson's bidding problem: 43 --- KT764 AQ6543
Partner could have doubled 3, we could have bid 4 over 3. Given neither of these happened I'm not sure I want to come in now. I can understand and have some sympathy for the argument that we didn't want to push them into game ...

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