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Richard Willey
Richard Willey
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Member Since
Jan. 21, 2011
Last Seen
25 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

My academic background is as a mathematical economist, focusing on game theory and mechanism design. I have a Masters in Economics from Indiana University and dual Masters in Management and Engineering from MIT.

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For the last 20 years I have pretty much lived at the intersection of TCP/IP networking and mathematical modeling. I spent my first 10 years out of school working for various networking companies. For the last 10 years I have split my time between the MathWorks where I was the manager for MATLAB's statistics system and Akamai Technologies. I currently work with the Adversarial Resilience team at Akamai, focusing on event detection, capacity planning, and Transport Layer Security.

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I don't have many real achievements in the world of bridge, though I am fairly well know on BBO (and earlier on OKB). Bridgewise, I am probably most proud of my MOSCITO notes (which I really need to finish one of these days)

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Making 2HX vulnerable in a 3-3 fit after psyching during a "Montreal Relay" sequence and getting an aggressive raise from partner.
Favorite Conventions
MOSCITO
BBO Username
Hrothgar
ACBL Ranking
Life Master
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Not Losing Money on NABCs
> I think the general idea of discriminatory pricing (market > segmentation, to use the economics 101 term)at NABCs > would be so abhorrent to many players that any extra > revenue it would theoretically generate would be > wiped out by people who choose to boycott. its worth noting that the ACBL is ...
Defending a “psych”
> He said it was disclosed as Ogust, what else is there to disclose? I just quickly perused a number of online sites that discuss the Ogust convention, almost all of which assert the convention promises that responder holds a strong hand. So, arguably, if you are playing an Ogust variant ...
Defending a “psych”
Said ACBL National Tournament Director was pulling stuff out of his butt. The relevant section of the old convention chart is the following line under Allowed: ARTIFICIAL AND CONVENTIONAL CALLS after strong (15+ HCP), forcing opening bids and after opening bids of two clubs or higher. (For this classification, by ...
Defending a “psych”
What do you mean when you say "something I’d like to prevent from happening again"? I really hope that you mean that partner and I need to improve our constructive bidding... Even more so, I hope that you recognize that sometimes you're going to get fixed.
Defending a “psych”
Ultimately, alerting requirements in the ACBL seemed to be based more on what is "expected" or "traditional" rather than what is what is a natural bid, what's an asking bid, or what have you. Historically, if you look at what's common within ACBL land, a 2NT response to ...
Defending a “psych”
The question that I would want the answer to is whether or not the 2NT bid establishes a forcing pass. Wish that was part of the disclosure process.
In the Well: Jose Damiani
Mt Damiani, I don't think that anyone doubts that you have made major contributions to promoting the game of bridge. However, I would like to return to two more specific questions that I originally posed: 1. You stated that “Bridge has to call for a specific exception to rules ...
In the Well: Jose Damiani
Jose Damiani wrote: > Did I lie It's unclear if you are actually lying, but you are being disingenuous at best. It's very clear that you are attempting to mislead people by throwing out a stream of non-sequitors and irrelevant claims in an attempt to prop up your position ...
In the Well: Jose Damiani
So, what you're saying is - and this is a direct quote - "“Why align with the IOC at all? The answer to this is brutally simple: money.” However, you're unable or unwilling to actually measure your results and provide ways that people can evaluate your success.
In the Well: Jose Damiani
I believe that there was a cut and paste error. This reply seems to be directed to a set of questions that Steve Moese asked.
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