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Max Schireson
Max Schireson
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Member Since
Dec. 8, 2014
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Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Trying hard to learn to play bridge well. Stubbornly believe that is possible despite learning in my 40's.

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
The first 105 boards of the 2018 USBC round of 16, where we played ROSENTHAL to a draw. (The match was 120 boards, the last 15 were less successful).
Bridge Accomplishments
Won 9 of 17 matches to finish 10th in the 2018 USBC RR. 27th in 2018 Blue Ribbon pairs and a couple other national pairs overalls. Won 2017 GNT-C Nationals (is winning a limited event really a bridge accomplishment? Dunno...)
Regular Bridge Partners
Debbie Rosenberg, Cadir Lee, Lynn Shannon, Sarah Youngquist
ACBL Ranking
Life Master
Olivia / Miranda JUSBC
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Max and Lynn
2/1 (major suit rebid usually 6), Walsh style
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Drop ins to the Blue Ribbons
Michael, I agree with you that this is relatively straightforward in principle. In practice it is messy with a lot of variables. It seems from Jan’s comments that the prior seeding is empirically more predictive. I suspect that modeling would show that the preferred approach from the standpoint of ...
Drop ins to the Blue Ribbons
Sorry my mental math was not accurate but still there is a signifant difference less than what I said though. Lets say each team has a 50% chance of winning 6 matches to reach the finals if they don’t meet (round numbers, actual number should be 53%, assuming the ...
Dorn Bishop's bidding problem: AKT87 J5 AT95 K9
If partner has that, how much do so expect to collect doubling? But if partner has the clubs only (surely enough at first favorable even for a sound style) I expect to go down if I bid, but stay plus - with a decent chance of of +200 - if I just ...
Dorn Bishop's bidding problem: AKT87 J5 AT95 K9
This was eerie because in the pairs I opted to pass my partners reopening double of 2C with AT96 of trumps. And on of your other questions I rebid a 6 card minor rather than raising on 3, which in retrospect I think was wrong. I was having flashbacks looking ...
Dorn Bishop's lead problem: AQJ7 7654 85 532
Partners double of 3 is lead directing, I should lead the 3. Unfortunately as cute as that would be I lead low from 3 here, since partner won’t cater to my sense of humor when trying to work out the layout.
Lament of the Spade Three
Imagine that a malicious E, intent on keeping the 3 in his place, had instead pitched the K on the diamond. Only a very wise 3 would truly appreciate what the 3 had done for him.
Drop ins to the Blue Ribbons
Yeah I had to play NRK on Monday in Memphis. They were good. I hoped the second match in our four way would have been easier. Then I sat down at the table against Morton Bilde. Unfortunately, that draw in my 4 way, combined with poor play by me in ...
Drop ins to the Blue Ribbons
Finn, It depends how you define the goals. In the end to win the event you have to win 6 or 7 matches, and towards the end that will include some of the best teams that have also won matches. I think the KO format is well suited to finding ...
Drop ins to the Blue Ribbons
Sathya, Personally I would be happy to have big regional events, some of them two days, that people cared about. That said I understand that people like having a proliferation of events that are more “special”, are called national championships, and pay platinum points; whatever they are called I would ...
Drop ins to the Blue Ribbons
I would *love* a 4 day BRP with a 14 table day 4. I also think a BAM KO would be great. FWIW one casualty of the Soloway is the Nail LM pairs as a strong event. Even though it was only two days, it had a relatively unadulterated field ...
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