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Michael Shuster
Michael Shuster
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 22, 2010
Last Seen
5 hours 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
Team Trials - best playing conditions ever
Favorite Conventions
Roman Jump overcalls. Direct cuebids showing 2 known suits.
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
Infernal Machine Light
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Shuster / Kolesnik
Standard American with Relay
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Convention Cards in NABC+ events
I think that the primary purpose of convention cards is so that unscrupulous players can peak at their agreements. I want them off the table. Hand it to the opponents solves your issue and mine.
A ruling from a bridge player
Once Stevens retired, she should have replaced him, so we could continue to have a bridge player on the court.
Bad Claim Case from San Francisco
@Georgiana, yes, and this whole thread is a good example of this. I think we've killed this one to death. Time to move along.
How do you view this ruling?
"Could be short" might be an inadequate description, but if it was NF, it was also sufficient under the rules. I alert our 1 bids that could be short, but my partner prefers to announce "could be as short as zero," which, if zero, you gotta have another 5-card ...
How do you view this ruling?
Clubs leads almost certainly came from the other side. East has a fairly natural club...
Lee and Wang win Blue Ribbon Pairs
It only goes down 71 places and the event leaders from Day 2, Greco/Hampson are missing.
Floyd McWilliams's bidding problem: AK5 AK4 Q6 AQ853
Could be right to pass, but that is a bit craven.
Anyone for going back to the old Fall schedule or moving the Reisinger to the first weekend of the tournament?
So we should take the Spingold and the Vanderbilt off the calendar, too, as they water down other events. This is the first fall national I've attended in about 15 years, and the Soloway was the main reason my partner was interested in doing this one. If it wasn ...
Bad Claim Case from San Francisco
I see. North was declarer. So the partnership de-merit goes to Paul.
Anyone for going back to the old Fall schedule or moving the Reisinger to the first weekend of the tournament?
Soloway KO could easily be the best NABC event on the calendar. It drew 94 teams right after Thanksgiving while in conflict with an open 2-day pair event. That tells me it is a huge success and could help increase attendance. The field for the Soloway was very strong.

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