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Michael Bodell
Michael Bodell
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Member Since
July 29, 2010
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15 hours ago
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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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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 ...
Would you ever refuse to play a particular opponent?
Yeah, I answered "Yes" because I thought of things outside bridge to be part of the reason why. I mean if the question was "Can you ever conceive of punching someone in the face?" my answer would also be "yes" even though I'm generally opposed to violence. The set ...
An Absurd ACBL Procedure
Technically it could be the E/W players that are still playing if they are astute about this happening. Especially if they are dummy and/or running late/behind, just like a late pairs N/S pair might pre-emptively pass a board before they've finished playing a round, an ...
After 1!C (P) 1!H (P) 1NT (P), under what conditions should you bid 2!H with a five-card heart suit?
One other thing to consider is what the field might do with a different opening NT strength. As someone that frequently plays a weak NT in fields where that is not uncommon but also the minority position, I'm used to thinking that often when I have this decision the ...
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