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Michael Bodell
Michael Bodell
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Member Since
July 29, 2010
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Bridge Player
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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Condition of Contest
Right NAP and GNT eligibility is different than the eligiblity for bracketed KO and 10K or Red Ribbon or similar events, due to the fact the grass roots events start much earlier than the nationals that the championships are played at. I had a teammate years back for mini-Spingold II ...
I agree with South's third round pass. The other actions by N/S are at best borderline and at worse a lot worse than that.
More about psychs - and maybe a solution that could make everyone happy
Imagine how much easier this will be (would be) when (if) there are accurate electronic records of all bids and plays?
Official Version of New Convention Charts
Rather than being contentious about what is common or not, how about adopting some best practices that I remember as standard in the old OKBridge games: At the start of the round opponents should introduce themselves and their partners, announce briefly basic system and carding/signalling (which is clearly the ...
Reflected UI
I have to admit I thought the concept that was going to be described as reflected ui was the idea that if you've made UI available (say you tanked before your action) and that your partner is ethical and takes some action now that likely was also suggested by ...
Official Version of New Convention Charts
Ray, what would you say for near us (D21)? My guess is 10-15% but not sure.
Should you duck Kx?
This like a lot of poker discussion of do you play gto versus exploitative. Game theory optimal will protect you from unknown skilled opponents or opponents who know your tendencies better than you know theirs, but exploitative play might work even better against most unknown (and likely less than world ...
Can systems be too well defined?
With your reverses can you tell the difference from 3451 and 2461 and 3460 bids? I personally like the idea that 1X-1Y-1Z (Z not NT) means opener has shortness is good, and hence I like always bidding or rebidding NT, but I don't generally have direct system to take ...
How the average 'grass-roots' club players feel about psychs
Right, and even more about upgrading into a mini-NT (I.e., one that includes 10 counts). If your 1NT agreement is 15-17 then the very occasional 9 count as a psyche is fine. If your 1NT agreement is 10-12 then ever opening a 9 count even once is a problem ...
How the average 'grass-roots' club players feel about psychs
A frequent example of a common tactical bid that at least some of the time wouldn't be a pyche is opening your weaker minor when you have a balanced 1.5 NT hand. Like opening 1 with 4 good clubs and 3 bad diamonds on the way to ...

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