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Michael Shuster
Michael Shuster
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 22, 2010
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player

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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Draft ACBL Novice Chart - Request for Comments
We ALREADY have a chart that is more restrictive than the GCC. It is called the limited chart. Go here and scroll to the 4th page: The chart proposed here is intended to replace the limited chart.
Draft ACBL Novice Chart - Request for Comments
Individual clubs will always have the ability to permit whatever methods best suit their customers. What works in N.Y. might not be the same thing that works in Gatlinberg.
Overcalling 1NT with a singleton
Its a well kept secret, but passing with that hand over an opening 1NT is also best.
Overcalling 1NT with a singleton
At the competition committee in K.C. this was addressed. Meck mentioned that he sometimes overcalls with a void, because it is the right bridge action and it is natural. It was agreed that the definitions section would drop the "overcall" portion of the definition.
Draft ACBL Novice Chart - Request for Comments
Yes. Wouldn't you like to know how much I was paid for my 50+ hours of work on these charts. Seriously though, they could at least offer a free entry or two for the volunteers.
Improving the Seeding Process
Also, why is there national KO with 30 board matches? It could be completed in 3-4 days and would make it more attractive for everyone to enter - fewer boards = easier to score an upset.
Floyd McWilliams's lead problem: T952 8 QT8543 52
RHO is prepared for a diamond lead, so that is out...
what is the correct opening bid
Reversing to 5 must be forcing to at least 6 and keeps both strains in play. Partner passed 1, so clubs is likely best.
Appeal from Kansas City
Double covers that. I stand by weird and my assessment that the alert conveys the same information as no alert. Thanks ACBL!
How would you rule?
If I'm rolling back, it is making 5. North leads the K... a spade goes on the A. Declarer loses only two tricks on that start.

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