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Max Schireson
Max Schireson
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Basic Information

Member Since
Dec. 8, 2014
Last Seen
10 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Trying hard to learn to play bridge well. Stubbornly believe that is possible despite learning in my 40's.

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
The first 105 boards of the 2018 USBC round of 16, where we played ROSENTHAL to a draw. (The match was 120 boards, the last 15 were less successful).
Bridge Accomplishments
Won 9 of 17 matches to finish 10th in the 2018 USBC RR. 27th in 2018 Blue Ribbon pairs and a couple other national pairs overalls. Won 2017 GNT-C Nationals (is winning a limited event really a bridge accomplishment? Dunno...)
Regular Bridge Partners
Debbie Rosenberg, Cadir Lee, Lynn Shannon, Sarah Youngquist
ACBL Ranking
Life Master
Olivia / Miranda JUSBC
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Max and Lynn
2/1 (major suit rebid usually 6), Walsh style forcing NT
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Anyone for going back to the old Fall schedule or moving the Reisinger to the first weekend of the tournament?
Marty, I think having the Blue Ribbons completely overlap the Swiss is problematic, otherwise I would agree with your suggestion.
Anyone for going back to the old Fall schedule or moving the Reisinger to the first weekend of the tournament?
Brian, Your suggestion is logical even if I personally hate it :) The issue I have is that I can’t play bridge over Thanksgiving weekend due to family commitments. I don’t know how many others have similar conflicts. In some ways it’s a non-issue because some event will ...
Anyone for going back to the old Fall schedule or moving the Reisinger to the first weekend of the tournament?
The Soloway is a great event (even if I can’t play in it). The watering down feels noticeable and is very disappointing. We have Spring, Summer, and Fall nationals. Why not create a Winter nationals? Make the Soloway the premier team event there, and return to a matchpoint/BAM ...
Never a Senior
John, Sorry if my comment missed your main point. My intention was to respond to your question about whether they are afraid, and I think that may likely play a big role. I understand that being on the cusp of eligibility for along time can be really frustrating and I ...
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Not so clear to me from the cheap seats. If partner has Txx, KTxxx, xx, xxx, which seems like a “very light” overcall to me, 2H seems like a fine place, and you are happy to encourage partner to lead a heart. It easily could be winning. It might be ...
Never a Senior
Jeff, I understand the idea of non-pro events, but to be clear that isn’t what has been created. Since the ACBL doesn’t seem to officially recognize professionalism, and anyway it might be hard to draw a line and enforce, there are no amateur-only events. Even the 10k events ...
Never a Senior
John, Afraid? Probably something like that. It’s always risky to attribute motivations, but the new spring schedule provides a whole track of “National Championships” where you won’t have to play against a top level field. I think there is a significant population that wants to come to NABCs ...
BridgeWinners Golden Raspberry Awards 2019
@Justin, Thanks. It seemed high, in part because I suspect that on a decent day a team of me might have decent chances with a 1 imp per board per table handicap (don’t even ask about a bad day...) and if the top team was also blowing an imp ...
BridgeWinners Golden Raspberry Awards 2019
Craig, Totally agree that it is natural that there will be some howlers. That said my guess is that they average quite a bit less than an IMP per board on clear errors, despite the difficulty of the competition. I am curious if anyone has analyzed that, or if anyone ...
BridgeWinners Golden Raspberry Awards 2019
Unfortunately I think the competition would be pretty stiff. At first I was shocked to see world champions doing crazy things, but over time I realized that crazy things happen. As good as they are, they are human and make terrible errors - throwing away winners to keep losers, miscounting tricks ...

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