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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)

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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Wrong view on multi 2d by ACBL
It is only legal in Open+ with the rules exception: Any Artificial Preempt which would be otherwise allowed under the rules below may also contain Very Strong hands. The Very Strong hands may be any hand type, regardless of the stated restrictions to the Preempt.
Competing against mini-NT
In Cappelletti or similar systems you are fine even against a very weak NT IMO. Don't change your X that much at all, the thing that should change more is that your overcall bids should be more constructive oriented (not just any random hand with a stiff and 4 ...
Outlier
In many of the games the same random seeds are used so you get the same behavior. However, often things that to most human's "don't matter" like was the heart 8 or 7 played on T1 or was the heart 5 or 3 or 2 played on T1 ...
The shape of a weak 1x (1NT) 2y
Assuming x != y, then a 6+ card suit is what I'd expect.
Does Anybody Play This Any More
I think in narrow situations it can be good, but I wouldn't necessarily recommend it (despite having to choose that option as the closest option in the voting) because of frequency and because of other options.
Why Bots Score Well at Clubs (still indefinite answer)
The confusion over seeing all four hands is that deep finesse to determine double dummy results sees all four hands. Also, for the bots to determine the right play they often simulate the hands by visualizing (simulating) possible layouts and then seeing what they'd do if they could see ...
Wrong view on multi 2d by ACBL
While I'm in favor of being extremely liberal in what is legal, and willing to compromise in the middle if that's all we can get, I do think there is an obvious defensible position between weak and strong bids. As Barry points out, who has the points matters ...
Wrong view on multi 2d by ACBL
There were a few who made points about other anchor-less bids or things like forcing pass and what is consistent. For the record, I'd be all for allowing all of those in any OPEN (using the new charts) events of any board length. Bring on the multi-2; Wilkosz-2 ...
Wrong view on multi 2d by ACBL
I think there are 3 layers of sub-optimal process from acbl for multi past the overly restrictive rules that contribute to the problem of multi seeming extra confusing/problematic: 1. Requiring written defenses. If the acbl didn't require written defenses, people would adapt much quicker to the bids imo ...
Richard Lawson's bidding problem: KQ53 K T8752 QJ4
I would have bid 5 the first time, but once I choose 4 I'll pass. We might well set them.
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