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Michael Shuster
Michael Shuster
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 22, 2010
Last Seen
51 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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Multi 2D/Mini-Multi 2D and the new ACBL convention charts
In fact the subcommittee DID initially present a draft that included multi. We were told to rework it.
Honolulu BOD Journal
I do not pretend to speak for anyone other than myself. You asked specifically about my proclivities and I answered. You can probably guess that I'm not a big fan of the BoD. While there are some notable exceptions, many members seem to primarily serve themselves rather than the ...
Honolulu BOD Journal
Believe it or not, when I'm eating on someone else's dime, I'm happy being a cheap date. I could easily eat at an NABC for $30 a day. But why is the BoD getting a per diem for food at all?
Honolulu BOD Journal
Perhaps their per diem ought to be lowered to a more conservative standard for an organization trying to save money.
Hawaii NABC Childcare CANCELLED
While this is a poor happening, I do want to take a moment to call out what a wonderful job Donna has done directing the child care program for so many years. Thank you, Donna.
Honolulu BOD Journal
But the space IS paid for. The NABCs (not counting the corruption NABC in Hawaii) are all making plenty of money. It wasn't that long ago there were threads here complaining that the host hotels allotment of rooms were gone within the first day. Make better contracts or just ...
"The worst play I have ever seen"
Abstain. I'm not getting involved in this. Good luck
Honolulu BOD Journal
Why is that an illegal opening? It is 2 rule-of points greater than the min required.
Improve my analysis!
You might want to edit this again. I'm winning cards I don't hold. Partner is leading cards I do.
Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: KQ xxx xxx AT9xx
About 20 years ago, I was kibitzing Woolsey - Stewart in a late round Vanderbilt match. Fred held a near identical hand to this (except with a sixth club. I think it was KQ xx xxx ATxxxx) Kit opened 1 and RHO overcalled 2. Feeling stuck, he passed. They ...

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