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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 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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Winston Chang's bidding problem: KT93 --- T983 A7532
I wonder how many of those who pass are planning on converting a reopening double.
Those settings only affect e-mail alerts. We're getting nothing on the alert card.
You be the director!
The UI suggests that if you catch heart support or a max, you're not going to get to play 2, so you should pass and try to salvage a plus score. On the actual deal, it is remarkable that East passed 2. I suspect the 2 ...
Strong Jump Shift Question
Opener disrupted the relay there Christopher. When using SJS, I play that opener bids the next step normally. Skipping one step shows Qxxx or better in the JS suit. Skipping two or more steps show they opened a 7 card solid suit and they add one step for every outside ...
You be the director!
West was a flight B club player. When her DBL wasn't alerted, she didn't know how to proceed. From what she posted, she thinks 2 was natural in either case. I can't read her mind to know if she was afraid that her partner thought 2 ...
You be the director!
I don't think anyone has covered this, but assuming that for this pair that 2 indisputably was a natural offer to play 2 vs both the Meckwell double and the forget, is 2 a suggested alternative? IMO, the safety play would be to pass 2 ...
What am I missing?
All the above commentary notwithstanding, a zero score for double seems harsh. It wouldn't be a huge shock for 2 doubled to be our best spot.
Gavin Wolpert's bidding problem: AKQJ9 Q43 85 T92
@Josh... you just need some hoser to vote for 6... Thats quite a result you got there!
Gavin Wolpert's bidding problem: AKQJ9 Q43 85 T92
What is really interesting is that those options are all 9 consecutive calls, starting with Pass and going up 8 ranks to 3NT.
You open -- partner bids at 1-level -- they interfere -- You bid 2N
15-16 is handled the same way strong NT'ers handle 11-14. By passing, which implies a hand in the minimum balanced range.

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