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Max Schireson
Max Schireson
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Basic Information

Member Since
Dec. 8, 2014
Last Seen
an hour 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. (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
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Bermuda Bowl inter alia (perfectly open thread, as far I'm concerned)
It appears that the Bermuda Bowl final was only 96 boards. In my (brief) prior experience with bridge it has been 128 boards. If indeed it was shortened, I am disappointed by the change. Does anyone know anything about what happened and why?
Bermuda Bowl inter alia (perfectly open thread, as far I'm concerned)
One general thing and one specific thing: - general: in the past when facing these choices we have put our most aggressive pair against the weak pair, regardless of whether the aggressive pair was the strongest... aggressiveness probably matters more than strength for matchups - specific: as legendary as Meckwell is and ...
How far to go for full disclosure
Yeah your are right I had the auction mixed up in my head. Partner 100% has to be running, thank you. Now does partner 100% have to have misbid to pull? Could partner have 4 bad spades and a long suit and be guessing that the other suit is better ...
How far to go for full disclosure
On the actual hand partner had a good diamond suit, an almost opening hand, and thought there was a decent chance to make 3N but was worried about a heart lead so thought it was best to just blast 3N. I think that is losing bridge especially at matchpoints and ...
Bermuda Bowl inter alia (perfectly open thread, as far I'm concerned)
Ok Michael I will bite... the wisdom of publishing something not meaningful is...
How far to go for full disclosure
I definitely agree I am making it complicated, and maybe don’t have to say everything I did. On a slightly different issue I think UI or not is irrelevant to my explanation, and I must do my best to give correct explanations of our agreements. One example that would ...
How far to go for full disclosure
So in principle they are entitled to my knowledge about my partner (agreements, history, style) and not my inference from the hesitation. I think this includes not just that partner “might” forget, but do they forget always, usually, sometimes, occasionally, etc, if my knowledge of partner gives me a sense ...
How far to go for full disclosure
Partner is rapidly learning and generally remembers the things we have been playing for a while, but tends to forget the new stuff. Agree we shouldn’t play stuff that I expect partner to forget as a steady state.
Where did we go wrong?
I like Johns auction. At our club our opponents played 5D and rather than a zero it was worth 57%. Would have been nice to collect all the match points for defending 5D but we got a normal-feeling 43%. Of 15 pairs in the open section: 6 pairs played 3NT ...
How far to go for full disclosure
That’s the worst. In theory they are entitled to this information and often don’t get it. Then they get it and it was superfluous on the actual hand, and could have steered them wrong.

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