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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
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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Jacob Freeman's bidding problem: xxx Axx ATxx Axx
2 aces and 2 queens though... Or maybe the J in addition. Not that I know the hand or anything (I didn't know the hand when I wrote my initial comment)
Jacob Freeman's bidding problem: xxx Axx ATxx Axx
When a decision is close; look for spots and useful jacks. This hand has neither black Jack nor ten. An otherwise excellent slam (with spots) might become just a decent one because we can't handle bad breaks. And Slam might not be good at all if partner needed us ...
Seeking Technical Co-Founder for HOOL
Also, when it is clear the other side is going to win the contract, you should stick in 1-bids to help direct the defense or clarify important information.
Seeking Technical Co-Founder for HOOL
After playing a bunch of hands of Hool with the wife and kids (who do not play bridge) we started moving in a bridge-like direction with agreements about what showing specific distributional information means, which is a step toward understanding bidding. I told them 1) with a bad hand (fewer ...
ACBL and psyching 1N. Again?
A psyche must be a gross distortion. 1 HCP and 1 Card is not a gross distortion.
ACBL and psyching 1N. Again?
@Jeff, I saw the hand and thought, "It is completely obvious this was meant as a natural bid by the bidder, an attempt to arrive at a making 3NT."
Open Letter to ACBL Board of Directors -- Housing Bureau, NABC Rooms, Montreal Summer NABC
A little late to this, but a careful look at the map shows the convention center a two block walk from the Square Victoria Metro station. In Montreal, the trains run very frequently, although I'm not sure how late.
Katherine Todd's bidding problem: A9542 T3 --- AJT872
When I was a wee little player, my Uncle yelled at my Grandfather who opened 1 with 5-5 in the blacks, saying, "The suit order is Clubs - Diamonds - Hearts - Spades - Clubs." Of course, he was wrong, but with clubs and spades it is easy and convenient to open longer ...
Katherine Todd's bidding problem: A9542 T3 --- AJT872
Not a fan of bidding suits out of length order. Would open 1.
handling interference over our 1NT opening
There are two pairs of things going on: If 2NT would be natural, then North should bid 3 over 3 to show both suits. If 2NT is scrambling, then 3 shows 5+ clubs and North should either pass or bid 3, but NOT 3 (which ...

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