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Michael Bodell
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)

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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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Should bridge authorities be able to tell us what we can bid?
I think the MR example is because it isn't an agreement, since while he knows, his partner doesn't know. And the claim is that it is too complex/obscure/difficult for his partner to pick it up as an implicit agreement. If my understanding is correct, and that ...
Ethics re: opening 1NT with small singleton in quasi-ACBL competition
John, I agree with you that the 0355 is a Psych. I therefore agree with you that it is legal to do it on Open+ chart *unless the agreement to open 1NT is artificial*. When is the agreement to open 1NT artificial? When it includes the possibility of a non-AKQ ...
The lost cause of the Jacobyites
Yeah, ok, that makes sense through the usual reversal to show more hands with the extra space giving the relay step. I missed that part of the SI explanation of you. I think I'm used to 3NT being available to get cues from the 3 bidder when 3 ...
Should bridge authorities be able to tell us what we can bid?
Exactly this. I wish it was anything disclosed goes with respect to agreements and judgement (with the record keeping to prevent/catch undisclosed agreements implicit and explicit). In that world things like telling you that J KJxx AQTxx KJx Isn't a valid 15-17 1NT overcall but Q KJxx AQTxx ...
The lost cause of the Jacobyites
Richard is there a good reason for the 3NT to be stronger than the 3M call? Normally I'd expect the 3NT to be weaker than the 3M in the principal that the slower you go the stronger you are. So when I play J2NT my 3M > 3nt > 4M. The ...
The lost cause of the Jacobyites
Charles I get slightly different numbers from my math. I get: 42/97 AKxxx xxx xx Axx 35/97 AKxxx xx xxx Axx 20/97 AKxxx xxx xxx Ax Still close to 1/3 but a little more than 36% My assumptions were the OP hand, and the cards in ...
This is NOT "You Be the Judge", but opinions needed
Agree with X. Disagree with 2 but I understand it and if a little weaker would have bid it. Disagree with 3, 4 is ok instead. If want to be stronger than that, rather than 3, I might consider 4. I'm not sure 4 ...
The lost cause of the Jacobyites
IMO minimum should mean dead minimum so that responders with hands like this don't need to go on to the 5 level. I agree with Nigel that an 11 count that is AK A with a 6 card spade suit seems too good for a minimum. The "standard" jacoby ...
May Board Meeting - Jounal is online
I didn't remember but has a pretty good short reference for people.
May Board Meeting - Jounal is online
I agree swiss pairs would be good to do. I also agree using the online data to look for anomalous data is a good idea. I caution your specific example approach of looking for anomalies in the data as there is also sort of a birthday paradox style problem that ...

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