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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
Country
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
shuster
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
Shuster/Kaufman
Infernal Machine Light
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Shuster / Kolesnik
Standard American with Relay
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San Diego Director Calls:
It is a KO, so Av- might not be sufficient, but it would be a start. 13 penalty cards in the auction phase with North barred should also suffice.
San Diego Director Calls:
I believe that South would have 13 penalty cards if E/W bought the contract.
BW 2/1: Opener's 2M Rebid
I don't think that the goal here is to build an optimal system and it is most certainly not to build a complex one. The general plan is to come up with simple and consistent rules that can be applied to new and casual partnerships.
San Diego Director Calls:
LHOs diamond was a major penalty card. That means you can bar the lead of a diamond.
San Diego Director Calls:
That can't be right, as that would allow RHO to lead a diamond by simply putting it on the table before declarer has had the opportunity to bar a diamond.
BW 2/1: Opener's 2M Rebid
Debating Lawrence vs. Hardy in a 2/1 FG context is inappropriate. Lawrence 2/1 means that the 2/1 is NOT GF, and in such a context opener must rebid the major as a default to leave responder room to show his weaker possibilities. If the 2/1 is ...
Ulf Nilsson's bidding problem: AQJ975 6 Q974 Q3
I'm not afraid of giving them two extra steps. Maybe that will cause them to screw up.
Solvable?
Defensive signals don't do a good job of solving AKxx on lead, as they assume you'd've lead low from that holding. I understand the high lead from AK10x though.
Alexander Frieden's bidding problem: 97 AT74 AKT53 QT
Amazed I am the sole vote for 4. I'm hoping to bully LHO into 4, which I will double.
Check my math:
It is just a shift: 1 - 1 (negative) 1 - 1 (double negative) where 1 is kokish-like. Instead I imagine this system is using 1 - 1/1 as semi-positives of some sort (perhaps with and without hearts) then 1 as immediate double ...
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