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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 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
Team Trials - best playing conditions ever
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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Marley Cedrone's lead problem: AT42 AT52 QJ7 K7
The K is just giving up when dummy has AQ and declarer 1=1 in the blacks... It is banking everything on partner holding the Q and declarer being 0=2. At least the 7 makes declarer guess (but I stand by the A)
How weak can your protective double of 3C be?
EDIT: From the title of the article, I'd assumed the auction went 1 (3) - P - P ?? As a result, these comments aren't valid. I'll delete them except for my last thought... Negative doubles aren't a death pact. And edited: Neither are takeout doubles
Sanjeev Joshi's bidding problem: T9875 42 Q53 Q76
Basically you need more stuff outside spades to make it attractive to not transfer. Add the K and T9xxx xx Qxx KQx rates to make 1NT. This hand does not.
Marley Cedrone's lead problem: AT42 AT52 QJ7 K7
Willing to risk blowing a heart trick to stop a diamond ruff or two. Since the A and the K could each be a disaster anyways, the A lead rates to break even at worst and often come out ahead. Maybe I learn what I should have led after seeing ...
Defend this hand
UDCA not specified. Signal style is relevant.
Raphael Hallerman's bidding problem: K75 KJ94 Q97 QJ4
what if I would have bid 2NT? Although 1NT, 2 and 2 aren't wrong - in one partnerships that overcalls very light, we define the 1NT advance as 12-14.
Samuel Pahk's bidding problem: K AKJ4 A8732 763
I agree, but I do also see a rebid problem after the more favorable 1 - 1 ?? I evaluate it right about 2.5 By the by, I might well have opened 1NT, but that doesn't stop me from answering the question posed, as 1 is ...
Undos in the Reynolds KOs
I think my comment implied an answer to your question.
Undos in the Reynolds KOs
I don't think it is quite merits a penalty for the failure to alert or explain in a timely fashion, as a normal auction was attainable; however, they should get a warning about it.
The Kibs Are Not Alright
Nice title

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