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John Schuler
John Schuler
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 24, 2017
Last Seen
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Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Expert and theorist, retired "computer guy". Occasional Bridge World contributor; inactive ACBL LM.

Legally blind sine '91 - I get Bridge Winner problems wrong and I need undo's at the online tables!

My wife and I walk our dog daily on San Diego's Fiesta Island: 93 acres of fenced, beach-on-3-sides dog paradise. Bring your dog!

I like to walk/hike, swim, dabble with code/computers.


I'm so, so grateful to the pioneers of online bridge:

The Imagination Network (INN)

Matt Clegg - Okbridge (OKB)

Fred Gitelman - Bridge Base Online (BBO)

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
After the 1st two sessions of the 1st Internet W.C., our team was down (to the very strong Russion national team). Our captain, Marty Seligman, told our teammates: "we have to play the Californians sometime." We had a nearly flawless set and emerged with a lead the team never relinquished. Several years later I had a bridge question, and wanted the best possible answer. I took a chance and emailed Paul Soloway. I started the email with something like: "You probably don't remember me, but...". Paul responded with words that are with me forever: "I ALWAYS remember those who covered me".
Bridge Accomplishments
1st Internet W.C. (1999) with my partner Mike Crawford and teammates Eric Rodwell, Marty Seligman. Doug Simson, and the late great Paul Soloway. Invented the Schuler Shift, Schuler Doubles, and others.
Regular Bridge Partners
Hal Hannon. Ex-pards: Mike Crawford, the late Richard Degen.
Favorite Conventions
Schuler Shift, of course!
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
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5 Card Multi
Paul is correct. 2 and 2 are available for traditional 6 card suit weak 2-bids; or you can play 2 Flannery and 2 traditional, or whatever. IMO, waiting for QJT8x or better is such a low frequency event that it's better to devote 2 ...
To BBO: Please eliminate UI from insta-actions
Of course.
To BBO: Please eliminate UI from insta-actions
I agree 100%. However, I'm concerned that the Windows program version of BBO will be "retired" to implement this feature. I'm too blind to use the browser version(s) of BBO; the cards just aren't big enough.
Thorlakur Jonsson
====== Just Testing!! ====== Text Before Table. [table] [tr] [td]-[/td] [td]2[/td] [/tr] [tr] [td]?[/td] [td]2Major Pass or correct, see Correcting with Hearts.[/td] [/tr] [/table] Text After Table.
Thorlakur Jonsson
====== Just Testing!! ====== Line one. Line two. Line three. Line four.
Introduction to Symmetric Relay
Correction: A dominant suit (defined as 2+ cards longer than the 2nd longest suit) was scanned as follows: Stop (step 1) with 0 or 2 of (A,K,Q) in the suit. Skip (step 2+) with 1 or 3 of (A,K,Q) in the suit. The Jack was scanned ...
Introduction to Symmetric Relay
Around 2000, I added a "dominant suit" provision to the 1st round of control scanning in TOSR. A dominant suit (defined as 2+ cards longer than the 2nd longest suit) was scanned as follows: Stop (step 1) with 0 or 2 of [A,K,Q] in the suit. Skip (step ...
Christopher Donnelly's bidding problem: AQ KQT874 AKJ52 ---
Thanks Craig, (3) is not what I would have expected!
Tevfik Uslu's bidding problem: KQ xxx Axxxx KQJ
4, a puppet to 4N, natural and invitational... Seriously, 4, and hoping we don't get too high in s. That strain could easily generate an extra loser or two.
Tom Edwards's bidding problem: AQ 82 AKQ7542 43
Worst(?) case: the opponents run both round suits against 3N undoubled, that's -600 vs their (presumed) vulnerable game. If 3N is doubled, I'm running.

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