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Michael Shuster
Michael Shuster
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 22, 2010
Last Seen
23 minutes 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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Feedback for Convention Chart, Part 2
@Andrew, I agree with you that "asking repeatedly... is deplorable." Now try and remember that you are complaining about nothing. Your pet convention is allowed under this chart as part of a broad expansion of allowable methods.
Feedback for Convention Chart, Part 2
Steve, I've learned a lot of lessons the hard way... I should have a consulting firm about it. I'm sure I alienated a lot of people over my lifetime.
Feedback for Convention Chart, Part 2
Andrew, I'm trying to figure out why you think opening 2H to show 4-4 in the majors would be prohibited under the new proposed chart. I don't see it. Although calling folks deplorable doesn't exactly make them want to go out of our way to help you.
David Parsons's bidding problem: KJT5 AK5 --- KJT972
See, you might only need to go +200 against 2, comparing against the +190s here...
Disagreement on final contract
If everyone would always put out the final pass card, it makes it easier to figure out who passed last. He who passes last passes longest after all.
Feedback for Convention Chart, Part 2
Surely a 2 call showing 4-4 majors is harder to defend than Flannery as you now might want to declare in either major - so what do you use as a cuebid?
Michael Kopera's bidding problem: KJ65 KT54 T6 Q93
Given the 4 call, a grand based on favorable breaks seems an unwise proposition.
A royal mess.
Partner's alert woke you up that you aren't playing DONT. You must continue as though you never heard that alert and that your bid showed clubs and a higher. That would make 2 natural for you. Depending on your hand, your almost always constrained to either pass ...
Babar Mahmood's bidding problem: QT53 AJT8654 --- A5
I'd like to try for seven via 5, but can't figure out how I'm going to get there opposite exactly AK K in the majors but not get there opposite A K KQ, when partner upgrades the KQ of diamonds opposite our supposed A. So if ...
Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: A4 5432 AQ65 752
I was thinking 3 was a huge underbid and maybe we should be bidding 4.

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