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Max Schireson
Max Schireson
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Basic Information

Member Since
Dec. 8, 2014
Last Seen
Feb. 26
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 forcing NT
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ACBL - Time to add new GLM Ranks?
I do think more national events specifically for newer players would be helpful. That said, unfortunately many of the winners of such events are new-to-the-acbl players, but not new players. I know one player on my GNT-C winning team had played fairly seriously as a junior in France. He wasn ...
ACBL - Time to add new GLM Ranks?
While I understand the sentiment that playing against players who are not life masters shouldn’t qualify one for being a life master, when I looked back at the D21 GNT flight C teams that won four of the last six titles, I know almost all the players well enough ...
ACBL - Time to add new GLM Ranks?
Ack, I misremembered because I was not yet eligible for Platinum Pairs when IMP pairs we as on Friday, and imagined that they actually had started when I thought they should have started! While my weekday schedule is more flexible than most of the under 60 crowd, I share your ...
ACBL - Time to add new GLM Ranks?
Peg, I agree. The biggest change recently was the Nail LM pairs. In 2018 it was a very strong field, not much different than the premier events. 2019 opposite the start of the Soloway it’s a completely different field. IMP pairs also moved from a Saturday start to Sunday ...
ACBL - Time to add new GLM Ranks?
IMO there are really 3 types of national events: 1. The unconflicted/premier events, where you face most of the top players: eg Vanderbilt, Spingold, Reisinger, USBC, Platinum pairs 2. Events where you face many of the top pairs, but there are significant schedule conflicts and possibly also shorter event ...
Nadav Trumer's bidding problem: --- AQJ9763 4 AQT72
I am with Michael here. Beside the risk of 2C being passed out, we might have slam and I want partner to get excited about KH + KC. That 6HCP makes slam good, and 10 well fitting HCP gives us an excellent grand. I like to have the goods when I ...
An unusual alert situation
First order I think it comes to the same, assuming opponents aren’t involved. I think the minor differences are examples of thinking far too deeply. I prefer the alert version a) because opponents might be involved (even if I think they aren’t) and b) it is more compliant ...
An unusual alert situation
Michael, While my odds arguing with you about this might be similar to arguing with you about a 5 card ending, I will give it one more round in hopes of learning what I am missing. Let me first clarify what I mean by Kit’s policy, since I don ...
An unusual alert situation
Right, I know it’s a post alert so that auction isn’t itself relevant, I just supplied it as a top of mind example of the type of potential mixup where an alert in Kit’s style would not create UI. I think the auction given in the OP ...
Don't tug on Superman's cape
Cool problem. Sadly, I “solved” #83 before scrolling down, then failed to pause when I read that Michael had said it was impossible so I missed the chance to “solve” that problem. Shame on me for not pausing my reading and thinking, but I think the article would be even ...
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