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Michael Bodell
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Member Since
July 29, 2010
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about me

Project Manager of Silicon Valley Youth Bridge (SiVY)

Bridge Information

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)
BBO Username
MBodell
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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What's a sensible defence against short-diamond Mini-Roman?
I think you also shouldn't overly worry about being stolen from. I.e., this isn't like a weak 2 in diamonds or a multi-2 where it is very likely to be your hand for game. It may be your hand for game, but it is more likely to ...
Unauthorized Information - when do you need to pass and when can you bid?
Yes, XX is a good bid to consider in the non-UI case. I agree that it is much less clear that XX is valid in the UI case.
Online Master Points - ACBL Success?
I'm not sure I love the online master points; however, the online games are good (as in fun). And I enjoyed the individual at the summer national. I'm not sure playing versus bots should get masterpoints, but I think online play overall is clearly a success. And isn ...
3-way KO match
I'm not sure that is always used in the 0-1-1 cases. I think net imps is at least sometimes used in those situations just like as in the three way 1-1 ties. At least I'm pretty sure it has been for me. But yes win-lose us first tiebreaker ...
Platinum Point and Membership Stats - ACBL?!
@Gary, the individual ones definitely can change on a day by day basis. And I think I remember Bryan Delfs describing it that way on a previous BW thread.
Platinum Point and Membership Stats - ACBL?!
You might be thinking of https://web3.acbl.org/mpholdings which is from a different part of the website than the "myACBL" which has your personal profile and information. You can also learn some stuff from using the race API, but they only return the top 500 people nationally in ...
Platinum Point and Membership Stats - ACBL?!
Yeah, the 160k number isn't as interesting as the number who earned any MP last year. 134,531 have year-to-date numbers for 2017. 3,058 earned platinum in 2017.
Platinum Point and Membership Stats - ACBL?!
I suspect for many people, that is the first platinum they win (it was for me).
After 1!C (P) 1!H (P) 1NT (P), under what conditions should you bid 2!H with a five-card heart suit?
@Kiren, do you mean you rebid 1NT with 4 spades and stiff in partner's suit routinely? I mean I routinely rebid 1NT with 4 spades and a balanced hand, but if I were 4=1=(35) or 4=1=4=4 I typically wouldn't rebid 1NT (although I ...
When NOT to explore a 4-4 fit?
I agree that these are double dummy - which is different than real life - and information leakage is a concern, but I think there are other possible conclusions to think about with systems too. For instance, what if you are 5332 with 5 spades and the unopposed auction goes 1-1 ...
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