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John Schuler
John Schuler
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Member Since
July 24, 2017
Last Seen
May 29
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
jrssd
ACBL Ranking
None
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Kevin O'Dea's bidding problem: K8632 A972 --- KJ92
Since we appear to be playing the "wing it' Multi defense, I Pass. Bidding 2 Vul, opposite a passed partner, is way too rich for me. The 5th makes it less likely that Spades is LHO's suit, but it's certainly not impossible. Commentary Europeans often prefer ...
Should the ACBL consider canceling the Columbus NABC in view of the outbreak of corona virus?
Ventilators - the U.S. has "for profit" healthcare. There is no profit in empty storage room full of spare ventilators, defibrillators, etc. I'm not commenting on the wisdom of a for-profit health care system, just answering the question. Social distancing, isolation, etc. - I haven't seen morbidity rates qualified ...
Should the ACBL consider canceling the Columbus NABC in view of the outbreak of corona virus?
Paul, my post was based on the statement by the man heading up the world wide consortium to develop a vaccine. He told Richard Engel that "60 to 67 percent" (of the world's population) will contract the illness. I was being conservative with half, but 50% (or 60%-67 ...
Should the ACBL consider canceling the Columbus NABC in view of the outbreak of corona virus?
The U.S. could have higher rates of infection than either China or Italy. Without testing, who knows? The reality is that almost everyone will be exposed to the virus, and perhaps half the world's population will contract the illness. Fortunately, most of those cases will be mild to ...
Should the ACBL consider canceling the Columbus NABC in view of the outbreak of corona virus?
Send the guv some luv :)
Should the ACBL consider canceling the Columbus NABC in view of the outbreak of corona virus?
"Flu is a much bigger danger". Wow. That's a shockingly ignorant statement. Coronavirus is more contagious, and far more deadly (recent estimates are about 10X more deadly). It doesn't take more than a few moments of searching to discover those facts. I didn't think the NCAA had ...
Rebidding a second suit after Jacoby 2NT
As an aside (again), consider playing Baseball rebids after J2N: 3 = BAd (hand), Singleton (BASeball) 3 = BALanced (no singleton) baseBALll 3-3N = Good hand, singleton. After 3 - 3D (relay for the singleton), or to show the Good singletons, use substitution to show a singleton in the other ...
Two-Way Checkback/XYZ Question
Of course, this was in the context of a Big Club, so only a 1 opener. Good ideas are contagious!
Two-Way Checkback/XYZ Question
As an aside, when Mike Crawford and I were designing our TOSR based system, Mike came up with an XYZ wrinkle that I really liked. X-Y-Z - 2 (puppet to 2), then 2N is another puppet to 3. This was our route to: 1. signing off in s ...
BIT - Logical Alternatives Poll
I don't understand the use of the word "demonstrably". How can you prove or demonstrate that any action might be suggested or discouraged by a BIT?
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