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Nancy Alvarado
Nancy Alvarado
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Basic Information

Member Since
Dec. 29, 2013
Last Seen
8 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Director
about me

I used to teach psychology (experimental, cognitive, statistics) and greatly enjoy both the human and technical aspects of the game. My goal is to become a competitive A-level tournament player before age catches up with me.

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Helping a friend play six events in one day at Gatlinburg.
Bridge Accomplishments
Member of Team OSMO
Regular Bridge Partners
Darrick Chee, Kirk Freyermuth, Mary Ann Braden, Bill Schnack
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Riverside (CA) Bridge Club
Favorite Tournaments
Long Beach, Las Vegas, NABCs
BBO Username
BFSkinner
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
Ribbon events
Qualifiers are sometimes used to evaluate potential partners on the ACBL online partnership desk. They separate the folks who play largely on BBO or in club games from the regular tournament players, especially at lower point levels. The red ones do go away when you reach Gold LM, but giving ...
Questions about bridge terms
Using the term "intruder" or "aggressor" implies that the auction should belong to the opener. With weak openings, often the hand will be opened with 11 pts and the overcaller (your intruder) will have a stronger hand than the opener. The contract may wind up with the overcaller/advancer who ...
New, simple, more accurate rating system.
You lose blue qualifiers when you play in an event that requires them. This rating system might motivate people to avoid playing events that take away your qualifiers.
Las Vegas Housing - ACBL Great Value but not Consistently Available For All Rooms
All prices will be dramatically higher if you try to book a week before the dates you are seeking.
Las Vegas Housing - ACBL Great Value but not Consistently Available For All Rooms
Four Queens downtown is around $36 (slightly more on weekends) with no resort fee and free parking. Rooms overlook the Fremont St Experience with live music until 4 am (bring earplugs). There is a 24-hour strip bus line from downtown to Cosmopolitan or you can drive to Cosmopolitan and park ...
A new type of regionals
Not everyone can afford to hire pros. Why shouldn't everyone have the opportunity to move up the ranks? Look at the high proportion of the membership that is below LM. They are supporting the elite players, even at regionals. I'm sure the experienced players know that and are ...
A new type of regionals
If the problem being addressed is insufficient brackets for KO players, then this can be easily resolved by requiring all players to participate in the KO events. Then there would be no need to inconvenience everyone else by reducing the availability of conveniently located, frequently held regionals. Hard to imagine ...
Rubber Bridge at the NABC in Philly
I dropped in during the morning. There was a pro playing and commenting. After watching a few hands, they asked if I wanted to rotate in. I played two hands then was told to give up my seat. The pro wasn't taking his role seriously. That wasn't fun ...
TV series "Fargo"
Dorothy Mersereau and Dave Johnson of Calgary were in the first episode. It was filmed at their sectional.
Female and mix bridge
Despite an acknowledged equality in playing ability between men and women, there are far fewer women playing at the top levels in bridge. Something is interfering with the representation of women at the top levels. If this were not happening, I could see the arguments for eliminating women's and ...
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