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Michael Shuster
Michael Shuster
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 22, 2010
Last Seen
34 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Pro
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
psyching 1S vs NZ 2nd seat red in world play. Win 16.
Bridge Accomplishments
2nd O/A 1996 Dallas 2-day Swiss. 3 time USA Junior team member.
Regular Bridge Partners
Sam Dinkin, Alex Kolesnik, Andrew Kaufman
Favorite Tournaments
Fall NABC (MPs all the way!)
Favorite Conventions
Roman Jump overcalls. Direct cuebids showing 2 known suits.
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
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Shuster / Kolesnik
Standard American with Relay
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Director, Please
Of course, who is going to call the director when they suddenly stop overcalling AQxx over 2 - because the alert procedure has made it too dangerous? Then they are now alerting the natural 2 which they are only bidding on normal hands. Seems like a mess to me.
Director, Please
What infraction?
Looking for article with 2C response to strong 1C showing 1 or both minors
1 - 2 - ?? 2 = Asking then 2 = clubs 2 = both 2NT+ = diamonds 2N = High short 3C = Middle short 3D = equal 3 + = low short, starting 5332 6331 7..1 7330 Responses symmetric if shown clubs (2 relays) Over 2, 2NT relays, respond: 3 ...
Out of the Books
Once you diagnose a likely 4=7=2=0 shape, I'd be bidding 5, expecting it to have excellent play.
Does Anybody Know why the Official Result has not been Posted in the Donn-Fleisher Match?
I think no one has mentioned the most likely reason for the BiT: He thinks it might be the wrong number, but not because of a miscount, but because his partner is playing 0314 and not 1430. That would leave partner with a plausible one. To say the hesitation asks ...
This isn't "Just bridge"? USBC Appeal #2
I fail to see the merit in the appeal. The entire basis of it seems to be that N/S are claiming E/W were lying about their agreements.
Does Anybody Know why the Official Result has not been Posted in the Donn-Fleisher Match?
One hand was AQxxx xx Q AKQJx. The other hand was within a card of Kxx Axx AKJxx xx. There was blackwood by the 3352 hand, an apparent sign off, an overrule at 6, a correction to 6 and a conclusion at 7NT. 1 - 2; 3 ...
Floyd McWilliams's bidding problem: 9872 K53 A AQJ93
Weird ATB problem using transfer responses to 1!c
Yes, 4 violated the rule that if your first cuebid is in partner's suit, it cannot be shortness.
Weird ATB problem using transfer responses to 1!c
3 was an overbid. It should promise club and diamond controls. As Kit says, 4 is where you want to play the hand (notwithstanding that North probably should drive slam after 3.)

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