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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
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Shuster / Kolesnik
Standard American with Relay
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My room was about $32 per night. Rustic, but had AC and Wifi. Cheap rooms were available.
Let's not forget one avoidable stupidity. Toward the end of the tournament, as attendance faltered, they started clearing out tables. But they cleared out the middle sections first - where the AC was most effective. We played the last two days in a section at one far edge of the ...
Playing conditions in Montecatini
Montecatini provided BY FAR the worst conditions under which I've ever played bridge. And I've been to San Bernadino. By the end of the tournament, after two weeks of sweating in the hot tent, tempers were short and the quality of play suffered. Almost half the pairs in ...
Playing conditions in Montecatini
David - it was still terrible on the last day, so you did fine.
Montecatini restaurant recommendations?
"Just Meat" was the best place I found. It's basically a good steak house.
ACBL Tests Online NABC Event
@Oleg... back in the 70's and 80's, a group of players bought an ACBL membership for a cat and entered it in many team events with the intention of making it a LM. It was eventually caught when it won two events on the same day in different ...
ACBL Tests Online NABC Event
Stop. Making. Sense.
ACBL Tests Online NABC Event
Well, I'd argue it isn't bridge, since the deal is manipulated after the cards have been randomized - that is in violation of the laws of duplicate bridge. So it is a bridge-like game. Add the robots to it, and for my money, you might just award the MP ...
Floyd McWilliams's bidding problem: Q AT975 A75 6532
Astonished by 12 (out of 18 voters at the time of this post) passers with 3 cover cards and a partner freely competing red at the 2-level at IMPS. Is AKJxxxx xx Kxx x too much to hope for? I get playing is "safe" with 3 (although I choose ...
Club Ruling
I've seen club players call the director for no reason before. They will continue to do so. "The director found no law violation and did not adjust the score." What law violation has been suggested? E/W seem to be very poor sportsmen.

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