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Max Schireson
Max Schireson
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Basic Information

Member Since
Dec. 8, 2014
Last Seen
32 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Started playing bridge towards the end of 2014. Love it. Trying to get good at it.

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Making a slam on an endplay against top opponents for a highly improbable +17 imps
Bridge Accomplishments
Made it to the Blue Ribbons finals and didn't get obliterated there (55th out of 78).
Regular Bridge Partners
Cadir Lee, Bill Bailey, Debbie Rosenberg
ACBL Ranking
Non Life Master
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A "TYP" Bid
Absent agreements to the contrary I would expect parter to lack a spade control here. Showing a spade control therefore has to be my priority. Therefore it can't also show a first round diamond control. For me bypassing a suit tends to deny a control in that suit; bypassing ...
Alertable or not
Aaron, First of all, and this may be semantics, I wouldn't call that a splinter, I would call it a 3 suiter with shortness in clubs, since a splinter is normally either supporting a suit partner has bid, or showing a self sufficient suit. What I am saying is ...
Bridge Lawyers
I like your rule and process. Nevertheless I assign most of the blame to those who found the alternative interpretation.
Alertable or not
It should not have been alerted at the time it was bid or later because IMO the actual pair did not have an agreement that the bid was a splinter. 100 to 1 opener just got confused. I have heard of autosplinters but neither partner had bid a suit and ...
Bridge Lawyers
While this one could be simpler, the flight C player typing this comment understood it quite clearly. It seems the problem may be with the application of it. While it could be simpler I think there is plenty more complex stuff we ask directors to rule on. Somebody screwed up.
The books have got to go.... Part II
Granted Muggsy Bogues was 5'3", but he did just fine.
The books have got to go.... Part II
Jack, I appreciate your honesty. Unfortunately that view makes me feel better about the regulation of methods; in my view playing inferior methods in hopes of catching opponents unprepared makes the game worse. I hope that at some point in your bridge career you come to a different view. If ...
Bridge Lawyers
12 imps. Seems clear, am I missing something?
The books have got to go.... Part II
Jack, I agree that the ACBL is too restrictive. I don't agree that opponemts being unprepared is a good reason to play something differerent, or that disclosure should be reflect that goal.
video / 500 school kids playing in toronto this week
That one is unavailable too. Any chance you could describe the event?

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