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John Schuler
John Schuler
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 24, 2017
Last Seen
Sept. 30
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Expert and theorist, retired "computer guy". Occasional Bridge World contributor; inactive ACBL LM.

Legally blind sine '91 - I get Bridge Winner problems wrong and I need undo's at the online tables!

My wife and I walk our dog daily on San Diego's Fiesta Island: 93 acres of fenced, beach-on-3-sides dog paradise. Bring your dog!

I like to walk/hike, swim, dabble with code/computers.


I'm so, so grateful to the pioneers of online bridge:

The Imagination Network (INN)

Matt Clegg - Okbridge (OKB)

Fred Gitelman - Bridge Base Online (BBO)

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
After the 1st two sessions of the 1st Internet W.C., our team was down (to the very strong Russion national team). Our captain, Marty Seligman, told our teammates: "we have to play the Californians sometime." We had a nearly flawless set and emerged with a lead the team never relinquished. Several years later I had a bridge question, and wanted the best possible answer. I took a chance and emailed Paul Soloway. I started the email with something like: "You probably don't remember me, but...". Paul responded with words that are with me forever: "I ALWAYS remember those who covered me".
Bridge Accomplishments
1st Internet W.C. (1999) with my partner Mike Crawford and teammates Eric Rodwell, Marty Seligman. Doug Simson, and the late great Paul Soloway. Invented the Schuler Shift, Schuler Doubles, and others.
Regular Bridge Partners
Hal Hannon. Ex-pards: Mike Crawford, the late Richard Degen.
Favorite Conventions
Schuler Shift, of course!
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
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Precision sequence 1D - P - 2C
In my Big Club/short partnership, we played that after 1 - 2 (GF), opener must rebid 2s with 5+ of them, and a 3 rebid was a splinter in support of s(!)
Steve Myerson's bidding problem: T82 T64 9 AK8653
"South could barely suppress a smile, as he said to himself:" "Wow, finally a hand that fits the system!"
Leo Lasota's bidding problem: AKT5 T5 KJ2 J654
The Rueful Rabbit daydreamed; chewing on an alfalfa-cashew biscuit while humming the M.A.S.H. theme song...
Leo Lasota's bidding problem: 9 QT86432 753 JT
4N, correcting 5 to 5.
The Three Jacks
BTW, the declarer was Tepes Vlad on Bridge Base Online.
Will Roper's bidding problem: Q KJ762 K862 Q93
3 = puppet to 3N.
Christopher Donnelly's bidding problem: 2 AK75 --- KQJ97653
A few weeks ago, I set a record for the WORST hand I've forced to game with wo knowing the strain. Now, I set a record for the BEST hand I've ever passed partner's overcall with.
Jim Olson's bidding problem: T87 AQ93 K43 987
2 can pay off offensively in a few ways: 1. partner's 2nd suit is s. 2. partner is 5-5 in s and s. 3. partner is 4-5 in s and s with strong s and weak s. 4. opponents lead trumps vs your 4-3 fit. 5. you ...
Andrzej Matuszewski's lead problem: --- K8743 AKQ87543 ---
Nonetheless, a ruff-sluff may prove fatal, where a lead may not cost a trick.
Atb on a missed slam
East is a passed hand. RKC is not possibie after a simple 2 overcall.

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