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Max Schireson
Max Schireson
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Basic Information

Member Since
Dec. 8, 2014
Last Seen
8 hours 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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Mentor game - Ideas. Call for ideas.
I'd suggest a tweak to this. Having been in the "I can't wait to win" mindset, the problem is learning bridge takes a long time. After a year or so, the waiting becomes frustrating. Instead, if they can get into the midset of "I may not be able ...
Max Schireson's bidding problem: AK JT632 KQ852 8
I don't have a problem with neing practical as long as the same practical bid is chosen regardless of partner's alert. I do have a problem with bidding 3N to keep things simple most of the time, but bidding 5D to keep things simple when pard fails to ...
Max Schireson's bidding problem: AK JT632 KQ852 8
I think I should not have called the information from partner's correct alert and explanation "UI", because I think it doesn't qualify umder law 16's definition of "unexpected alert". However using that information is clearly probibited under 73B1 "Partners may not communicate by means such as... alerts ...
Max Schireson's bidding problem: AK JT632 KQ852 8
Unfortunately you have other options if you aren't careful about your use of UI. If your partner alerts quickly and confidently (or even better says game forcing in his explanation) your worry about mistaken agreements fades away and you can bid 3D. It's the perfect crime. You might ...
Mentor game - Ideas. Call for ideas.
As someone midway through the journey of learning to keep track of what has happened during a hand, not long ago I had a aha moment that has helped me to be both (more) patient with myself, more confident that I will get there, and more productive in working towards ...
Max Schireson's bidding problem: AK JT632 KQ852 8
I am not really trying to argue in favor of 5D or 3N, but I felt that without encouraging masterminding a little bit I couldn't test the UI.
Max Schireson's bidding problem: AK JT632 KQ852 8
Thanks. I wasn't sure how to word it, and thought that by wording it this way I made relatively more likely someone might choose something other than 3D, which I felt was giving my opponent the benefit of the doubt.
Max Schireson's bidding problem: AK JT632 KQ852 8
Yes, I think the fear of 3D being passed was rational, and I intended to make that part of the context. But you picked 5D, which only gains at matchpoints when it takes 3 tricks more than NT, and can sometimes lose even when it takes 2 extra tricks (430 ...
Max Schireson's bidding problem: AK JT632 KQ852 8
Which wording? I am curious because you are the first one.
Max Schireson's bidding problem: AK JT632 KQ852 8
Yes opener would be unbalanced for me too. With 4153 and just the SQJ and DA I can take 12 tricks if they make the wrong lead... but that's a different situation :)
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