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Michael Bodell
Michael Bodell
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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)
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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 ...
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
If the convention room was paid for not by hotel rooms but by entry fees you could have something like the hotel room rate being $25-50 per night cheaper with the entry fees being $5-10/person/session more expensive. The cheaper hotel rooms would potentially have more people stay there ...
4NT Over a 4 Spade Pre-empt
Because I think 5 is the most likely making contract. We can sometimes survive a 5 => 5 correction if partner has both red suits. We can sometimes survive a 5 contract if partner has a strong 2443 or 2452 and doesn't correct. I suspect we ...
Do What Will Motivate Governing Bodies; Not What is Easy
We already sort of have this (although there may be debates about if it is enforceable if it really isn't a "free" choice). Things like membership renewal indicating that binding arbitration is needed to be taken are a form of forcing these conditions on people (or at a minimum ...
4NT Over a 4 Spade Pre-empt
Strong preference for 5. I prefer 5 to 5NT, although I don't like either very much, hence they are 4 and 5 in that order (with other for 5). It is closer to me between pass and 6 which I put 2 and 3 in ...
Do What Will Motivate Governing Bodies; Not What is Easy
The other approach if it really is fear of legal costs that motivates is to change the cost equation by the non-cheaters suing (or threatening to sue) the administrators that aren't providing a fair level field by banning the cheaters. In other words, make the cost of allowing the ...
A Close Decision at IMPs
I posted mine while David was posting his. On the Jx of clubs you can maybe pick that up if the short clubs and short hearts is S as you can cross by ruffing the 4th round of spades.
A Close Decision at IMPs
I'm not sure why you are sure that South doesn't have the A. I agree that it is unlikely that South has AK, but a bare A might not be the right play, if W has KQx of diamond and Axx of clubs the A might allow a ...

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