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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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6 was only a mild underbid, not massive. Oh.. you said OVERbid? 5 loser hand opposite a fitted hand that jumped to 3NT. I'm trying to construct a legitimate 3NT call that doesn't backpedel 4NT over 4 that makes only 11 tricks. Not happening for me.
A Beautiful Hand
But you're pulling to a minus score...
ACBL partnership with HCL
Hard to believe the ACBL would seek a more acidic arrangement, but they seem to be determined to dissolve everything.
ATB - duplication
Seems clear to me that you should invert 3 and 3 here, so there is a 3 ask and the answers are symmetric.
How do you bid first ?
Bidding poll.
Apologies to partner
On the first one, you should bid 4, since you're going to have play for game whatever partner's minor is I'd rather have LHO guess as a higher level. On the second one, sometimes preempts work.
Alex Kolesnik's bidding problem: AQ7 AQJ652 K4 64
Yes. RHOs push means something. It's like if you hold QQ in NLH. It's a lot less likely you have the best hand after the other guys goes over the top all in.
Alex Kolesnik's bidding problem: AQ7 AQJ652 K4 64
Not double, since I'm willing to hear 6. Now that RHO has a heart void, bidding is even possible. I certainly don't want to discourage partner from bidding. Nor do I want to encourage a club lead. Last round of the auction, I voted for pass, as ...
Bad Judgment or Bad Luck?
2 wasn't cold...
Kickback Konfusion
We generally reverse the relay at 2+ when the positive is 1NT, so that if we wind up in 3NT we are describing the dummy. We do that on the semi-positive track, which is fine. We can't reverse the relay when holding a 5-card major or an unbalanced ...

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