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Michael Shuster
Michael Shuster
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 22, 2010
Last Seen
an hour 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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Regulation of Strong 2C opening bid
That is silly. It is like saying AKQJxx is two losers because an opponent could hold six. As an aside, AK10th is NOT two QT either. There is no opposing holding in which both the A and K cash.
Regulation of Strong 2C opening bid
Ed, I don't think a 10 card suit to the AK has any losers. Ymmv.
Regulation of Strong 2C opening bid
redonkulous comes from poker, where novice players are often referred to as "donkeys" And bad plays and players then became "donks" And when they worked, it was redonkulous. It is very condescending. (Although perhaps these rules justify it)
Ruling After Failure to Alert
And for the first time ever, a director didn't do their job...
Ruling After Failure to Alert
Peculiar ruling. Did she ask those who doubled 4 whether they thought it was close? Waking up thing is bizarre. Nothing about 4 is disambiguating: It can just be an accept of the game try with a perfecto and fitting club honor - a hand that improved with the ...
Some Interesting Observations About a Hand
Seems completely obvious to ruff with the Q, pitching your spade loser and continue A 9 (overtaking.) I must be missing something.
Rebid Problem?
Rebidding 1NT with a singleton (even a low one) is just the flip-side of frequently raising with 3-card support. If partner expects a raise on suitable hands with 3-card support, he'll leave 1NT alone with just a 5-card suit pretty accurately. If the partnership doesn't allow for very ...
Rebid Problem?
@Barry: "If rebidding 1NT with this hand gets you a good result, it won't win you any respect from the better players." Now try clicking on the "See All Public Votes" button. Read the names. Perhaps reconsider the validity of the second half of the quoted statement.
Rebid Problem?
I would most certainly open this 1NT if my range was 12-14.
Rebid Problem?
Can we finally put the myth that a 1NT rebid needs to be balanced to bed? Not yet apparently, as half respondents do something else.

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