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Max Schireson
Max Schireson
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Member Since
Dec. 8, 2014
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2 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
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The ACBL and the 15 second rule
Aside from the time penalties? :) Sure, one of my disadvantages when playing against better players is that they can make the same decision faster. I don’t think that’s their only advantage, or their primary advantage. But if they are better than I am at making decisions quickly, they ...
The ACBL and the 15 second rule
Tom, I can’t always bid in tempo. Sometimes I can’t play in tempo either. When I break tempo, I understand that my partner will have to live with the consequences, and there could be a ruling against us. Nobody is assuming cheating when there is a ruling, or ...
The ACBL and the 15 second rule
Tom, Do you think it is fair that players who have trouble remembering their system (whether it is a complex relay system is not) get to think more in difficult situations than players who don’t have trouble remembering their system (perhaps because they elected to play a simpler system ...
Cool double dummy problem from Wednesday’s common game
Yes, it should be clear to keep a club but I was thinking about threatening to establish spades so I first thought of N keeping 3 spades to match dummy... then later so saw the same line also worked when N shortened his spades to keep a club or two ...
Cool double dummy problem from Wednesday’s common game
Sathya, Do you really want me to spoil it for you? Remember declarer has two trumps remaining at that point :)
Cool double dummy problem from Wednesday’s common game
At the table my partner played 4H from E and did get the spade lead and club switch so should really have been held to 11 tricks but for some discarding confusion.
Cool double dummy problem from Wednesday’s common game
Sorry I was tired :)
Cool double dummy problem from Wednesday’s common game
Thank you Richard, you have cataloged and named quite a variety of squeezes! If (in the needlessly complex line I first saw) declarer has no club to concede from the trumpless hand and instead needs to ruff a spade with his last trump to concede a club, relying on the ...
Cool double dummy problem from Wednesday’s common game
Gonzalo I should not respond so late at night, but the position is makable. From that 7 card position on the 6th trump declarer should pitch a spade from hand so that N has to pitch a club. Now diamond, diamond pitching a spade from dummy, spade ruff, concede a ...
Cool double dummy problem from Wednesday’s common game
Actually since S has the T nothing bad can happen leading any diamond but leading back the J seemed like the clearest example of why there was no endplay.
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