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Michael Shuster
Michael Shuster
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 22, 2010
Last Seen
4 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
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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What is this double?
There should just be 3 options: 1) Penalty 2) Cards 3) Takeout
Floyd McWilliams's lead problem: QT84 QT95 653 43
I'm confused: I opened Flannery on a 4-4 4-count? Does anything matter? They missed a grand or something?
Bridge post-mortems at the table
Even when we're not on the same page we don't discuss it then. It isn't going to come up again that session...
To much talk
Opener needs to bid 7 with 3rd round club control most likely. How experienced were these players?
Floyd McWilliams's bidding problem: T2 J6 987 KQ6543
Not game....
West would know the 3 bid was based on him holding majors, as he realized the bidding error independently of the alert. Raising 2 or 3 is counter-indicated by the AI.
What you're missing is that West was aware of his own misbid, as evidence by the outburst. So West will know that East is playing him for hearts when they bid 3. That is all authorized to West who will just pass and collect 140.
And the fact that 2 was a misbid was known to West, who will not play his partner for a real heart suit, even if East jumps to 3.
N/S made up their own ruling, then when they were damaged, they asked for protection. No. 140 for all.
How to get to 4!h
For those suggesting West bid 3 over 3... did you not consider that West, knowing it is a 30 point deck and that partner's stuff is all outside clubs... should just bid FOUR himself. Passing is FTPB (my new acronym... "Failure to play bridge." Or "For the ...

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