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Max Schireson
Max Schireson
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Basic Information

Member Since
Dec. 8, 2014
Last Seen
20 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Started playing bridge towards the end of 2014. Love it. Trying to get good at it - if anyone is good at bridge - or at least a little less bad 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). Won 2017 GNT-C nationals.
Regular Bridge Partners
Debbie Rosenberg, Cadir Lee, Bill Bailey, Lynn Shannon
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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Forcing Pass or not?
Changed our rule and my vote.
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It's a hard issue to explain, including to the director when it happens. I put this with insta-calls as one of the ways you get hosed and are unlikely to win a ruling.
Forcing Pass or not?
We have a rule that when they get to the 5 level with a passed hand opposite a preempt our pass is forcing. I am not sure I like that rule here; maybe a 4M overcall opposite a passed hand should not qualify as a preempt for this purpose?
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I am not trying to make agreements unclear. I think you meant 2D and 2C? I agree with you, it makes no sense to bid 2D on a 3 card suit, I would rather bid 2C. I am simply responding to Michael Roche who said "Making a 2/1 in ...
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Gene, I agree with you in concept, I just don't think for example a systemic agreement to bid a 3 card club suit over a 1S opening in preference to a better 3 card diamond suit or a 4 card heart suit that might be better rises anywhere to ...
Can a declarer ask what the contract is?
Rainer, I too admire Michael's approach and do not always enforce all the rules. However I do think there should be rules, rather than leading it up to the players and director to sort out what should happen when someones "politeness" doesn't dictate that they comply with their ...
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Gene, I understand why you think a red suit showing 5 should be a pre-aleet. What if I don't play that, but I systemically bid 2C when I lack 4 spades, 5 hearts, or 4 diamonds? Do you think that is surprising? Sorry to give an example hand not ...
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So you think I should pre-alert that 2C could be 3? What should I do when partner opens a spade and I hold Axx,Kxxx, Kxx, Axx??? It would not occur to me that someone would find that call surprising or that it should be alerted, nevermind a pre-alert.
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The director who required the alert is correct as Paul said. Imo the second director while wrong on the letter of the law is right in spirit. They made one 4432 natural and not the other. Seems silly. I do think it's important to explain the alert, if asked ...
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Yeah, they could want 1D and 1H to promise 6 :)

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