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Max Schireson
Max Schireson
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Member Since
Dec. 8, 2014
Last Seen
5 hours ago
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.
Bridge Accomplishments
Won 9 of 17 matches to finish 10th in the 2018 USBC RR. Made it to the Blue Ribbons finals and didn't get obliterated there (55th out of 78). Won 2017 GNT-C Nationals..
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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1NT or 1S??
Richard, I think the issue is how extreme they need to be. In a club game I would play the field contract if deviating is 52/48 to improve/worsen things, but play the superior contract when it is 60/40 to improve/worsen things, but that's me. I ...
1NT or 1S??
Thanks Craig, I am glad the extra work yielded something of value. Fwiw, even if I found the SIM result here reassuring, I still have some skepticism about double dummy analysis for upgrades and downgrades. Why? For one example, I suspect that hands with small doubletons do worse in 3NT ...
1NT or 1S??
Craig, Clearly having a 5 card suit is a lot better than not having one. Did you check hand 1 vs your average 18 balanced (might or might not have a 5 card suit)? My intuition says it's about equal, which to me made it a clear upgrade.
1NT or 1S??
@Kevin I hesitated for a moment for exactly that reason before choosing 1S for hand 1 in the poll, deciding even if I was departing from the field the hand was just too good. Fwiw I checked and at our club in Mtn View 12 of 18 tables played in ...
San Diego NABC Appeals Casebook with commentary available online
Thanks. Seems clear now. I had noticed the problem when the DA is wrong but missed the spade.
San Diego NABC Appeals Casebook with commentary available online
N4 it seems like declarer is always going to play the HT trick 4 (restricted choice). Given that I don't see how a BIT could contribute to declarer getting wrong what he was always going to get wrong, and I don't understand the original director call, the original ...
Bridge= Math?
I'm not good at memorozing but good at remembering logical things. I find most bidding systems logical, and the few standard things that I think are backwards are memorable for that reason (and not bad enough for me to bother talking to partners about reversing). In cardplay I find ...
Bridge= Math?
I am not at all an early waker, but I have a 9 hour head start in Europe!
Bridge= Math?
Steve I agree with you about math. I regard math and bridge as both bring fun puzzle solving and sometimes take old Putnam problem books on flights to entertain myself - though last flight was Adventures in Cardplay. That said, I think that the most likely age for kids to take ...
Please, One More Time for this Theme
Of five directors I know in local games: (ACBL /just south of San Francisco) Two I am completely positive would roll this back, if they didn't I would eat my shoe. One I would be quite surprised if not, but I guess its possible. Two I would like to ...
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