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Max Schireson
Max Schireson
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Basic Information

Member Since
Dec. 8, 2014
Last Seen
7 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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Is this call alertable?
Playing face to face without screens, alerts of passes and redoubles when artificial bids are doubled could help partner remember the agreement. Here (presumably online?) is no reason not to share with opponents what your agreement is. That said, this agreement doesn’t seem that highly unusual or unexpected to ...
Summer NABC Moved
There is a fine line between looking funny and being funny looking :)
So you had a bidding accident
In a vacuum one might like a; for the relevant layouts where W has 3 small spades to E’s 1, there is one additional vacant space for the SQ. In a game where you gain few matchpoints or IMP against the pairs in slam even when you finesse the ...
Summer NABC Moved
Donald, I think a lot of people find humor *around* tragedy., which is different. We are living through a true tragedy and it is the inescapable context and backdrop of our lives. It causes death, disruption, isolation, and for many financial catastrophe. It is the elephant in the room, and ...
Summer NABC Moved
Timo, Just because the profile says so doesn’t mean that the moderators (Steve in this case) might not post something without their approval, just giving them a heads up that there will be a prank posted in their name. I still see no evidence than anyone but Steve is ...
Summer NABC Moved
Steve never said they gave permission, he said he gave them a heads up. Very different. If I were him, I certainly wouldn’t ask permission, because anyone granting it then becomes potentially responsible.
So you had a bidding accident
I still like yours playing IMPs - I just hadn’t processed it correctly at first. On your line I think I pick up Qx of spades offside with the HQ wrong. Lots to think about.
So you had a bidding accident
No I had a brain freeze. If *E* wins you might have a problem but that’s not what you said, nor is it what any sane person would have said, I should have re-read and seen W, or just been thinking sanely. Your line seems clearly better at imps ...
So you had a bidding accident
IMO it depends strongly on if it’s imps or matchpoints, and also on what contract you think the field reached. First let’s think about matchpoints. I expect the field to be in a spade contract, making 12 tricks if either finesse is on and 7 if both. +630 ...
So you had a bidding accident
I competent agree with the principle of considering the scoring strongly. That said, your claim is only valid when the HK is right, and you can try for this chance at little cost playing imps by ducking the lead. When the HK is wrong and you play this way usually ...

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