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Michael Shuster
Michael Shuster
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 22, 2010
Last Seen
43 minutes 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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What is the purpose of attitude signaling?
Declarer should have won trick one with the king, leaving East to wonder where the A and Q are. Then of course he must signal the spade ace in case the next heart lead must come from his hand. Where signalling becomes more informative and less directive is a challenging ...
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: Q4 KQJ3 Q843 T42
Showing 5 when you have four and, as you say, you don't want to play the suit, is, IMO, fraught with risk. It seems you were protected from your convention by the OP not using it.
A Third Option for Regional KOs - Stratified Swiss KOs
"Super-A flight" No thanks. I don't think the pros want to play in a field of 3 and I don't think the flight A players should be deprived of the opportunity to face them.
A Third Option for Regional KOs - Stratified Swiss KOs
A lot of nit picking comments on what I believe to be a well thought out and presented concept. I'd be excited to play such an event.
What is fair.
The MI is a sideshow and it doesn't matter one whit what the actual agreement was. The adjustment to 4 is due to the UI and Marty has it spot on.
Wolff signoff and !D slam try
I misread...
Wolff signoff and !D slam try
One is a jump; so that one is KC (if you made that agreement.) The other is slammish, but leaving open the possibility of playing some combination of 4M, 4N and 5m.
We Need a Better Mousetrap
You can play 3 when responder bids it. When there is a fit, you play game.
Sorry. Another question about a bad claim.
Isn't it obvious the claim was a bad joke about how he'd score an extra trick? He was trying to claim 9 but was entitled to 10 if it dropped.
Sorry. Another question about a bad claim.
No. The statement makes it clear he is aware that the J is outstanding and that he has other winners.
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