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Michael Shuster
Michael Shuster
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 22, 2010
Last Seen
44 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
Infernal Machine Light
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Shuster / Kolesnik
Standard American with Relay
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2 parter
2 parter
That was my thought... hard to see how 5 could be wrong. However, with a fit and a cover, it wouldn't shock me if 6 was a better bid. I can even construct 5-or-7 hands, like Ax -- AKxx AKxxxxx (if you move a club into spades, then ...
Pretend it is 1993 and you’re at a bridge club.
*Fresno* It's like Texas, but in California.
Pretend it is 1993 and you’re at a bridge club.
Disagree about the most significant change. In 1993 you'd go home and need some oxygen to recover from the smoke.
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy
We like to open VERY light, but in a tight light range. Wide ranging potentially light openings don't work. 8-11 fine. 8-14 less so.
Double Dummy
A is a liability...
What to do after they bid over our stayman ?
For uncommon auctions, your memory will thank you if your default agreement is "Natural, systems off."
Trivial - NO, something worse than trivial
You can comfort yourself by counting your total number of 13 card straights in the interim. I've not seen many of those in my lifetime.
Assign the blame
Also, North should get the spades right and make this stupid contract.
Assign the blame
Of course South isn't good enough for a forcing pass. But this is NOT a forcing pass situation. Regardless, South should have doubled. South, having passed, North also should double. N/S had a disaster the old fashion way - they earned it.

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