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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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MBodell
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Silver Life Master
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Drop ins to the Blue Ribbons
While most of your rebuttal is compelling Oren, I think you are missing the point on the following: "Finally if the team seeking to drop in is a six person team, only those playing 100% of the losing day should be let in. No one should join having played fewer ...
Not Losing Money on NABCs
There are at least 2 forms of discriminatory pricing that the ACBL already uses widely that everyone is used to: Tournament pricing: One price for ACBL members. Higher price for non-ACBL members. Membership pricing: One price for normal members. Cheaper price for junior/new members. More expensive price for patron ...
Drop ins to the Blue Ribbons
The six person teams brings up an interesting point. What if you allowed drop ins, but only of players that played every hand of the KO event. If you sat out segments, then it is possible your teammates carried you more, and you aren't allowed to sit out in ...
Not Losing Money on NABCs
Just for comparison 2016 was Reno, Washington DC, and Orlando while 2017 was Kansas City, Toronto, and San Diego. Even if Toronto is "international" travel, I'm not sure that set of locations really ought to be nearly 2x the price.
Not Losing Money on NABCs
As Marty notes price discrimination is usually legal, but can't be for reasons of protected status which does include race and nationality. But there are lots of examples beyond airlines including insurance, in state tuition, online retailers, etc. I suspect the ACBL could fairly easily be legally sound here ...
Drop ins to the Blue Ribbons
It seems like if the drop in pairs were only added to the number that made day 2 (plus whichever other next N bubble pairs needed to make a good number) there wouldn't be as much controversy about them "taking a spot". And if the drop in pairs were ...
Max Schireson's bidding problem: JT7 AQJT97xx 8 8
If you open 1H the opponents might find a good diamond sac against you, if you open 4H you may get to play it there making. Hypothetically and all. While occasionally 1H may work out better, I think 4H is clearly a much better call.
Does UI have to be helpful to count?
I agree that the OP hand isn't a GF using my assessment of the hand strength. But that doesn't necessarily mean that the 4 bid is demonstrably suggested by the UI. If partner had explained our 2 bid as a "values" raise with 4 cards but ...
Memory/Visualisation
I'm not sure this is the same way that I'd think about all 4 hands at once, but it is the way I try to think about the hand when I hold it at the start and also when someone comes up to me and says "You hold ...
Venice Bridge Tournament. Harris Pairs Withdraw.
I can't see why statistical data couldn't be listed with names (unless your access to the raw data involves restrictions on the permissions - like health records or what not). But if the statistics is based on public information (like VuGraph records) then lists, tables, graphs, etc. seems totally ...
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