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Max Schireson
Max Schireson
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Basic Information

Member Since
Dec. 8, 2014
Last Seen
5 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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Google Knows Bridge
@peter good suggestion; it caused me to go back and realize my estimate for what portion of the deals have to be thrown out is far too low; each new card can collide with any of the others not just the first so about 80% done my way will need ...
A Double Standard?
Ken I wasn’t suggesting that the red on the card is foolproof; I was merely pointing out how I had come to believe that double was penalty. I agree it wasn’t the best process, even if others have said I was correct. Sorry if my comment appeared to ...
Google Knows Bridge
my assumption if I have 13 clubs is that the deck isn’t shuffled and my partner has 13 hearts (etc). this is many orders of magnitude more likely than actually being dealt 13 clubs in a random shuffle. here it seems that my only hope is that opps inexplicably ...
Google Knows Bridge
Fwiw for this purpose I think it is totally unnecessary to be very precise about the likelihood of any given shape. You can round the probabilities and remove the least likely distributions. Since Jim is far more likely to be struck by lightning in the parking lot than pick up ...
A Double Standard?
Doug, I agree with your reading, but I don’t think it matters. Unlike for example California laws, which apply to my actions in California whether I want them to or not, I think that the Laws of Duplicate Bridge apply only to the games where the organizer decides the ...
General rules for when a convention is in use
My general rule is that conventions are on if they double and off if they bid, but we have a lot of specific rules. One example of a specific rule: I play that our NMF system (similar to XYZ) is on if they double below 1NT and off if they ...
A Double Standard?
Silly me, thinking if it was red on the convention card it was alertable!
Google Knows Bridge
The unnecessary effort is quite low: about 22% will be duplicates / on average you have to generate about the fourth root of e boards to get one keeper. I guess we all have our own forms of laziness; mine is creating and populating lookup tables for relatively small improvements :)
A Double Standard?
Doug I agree 100%. Case in point: what is a logical alternative for a beginner? Nearly anything. It’s impossible to apply the same constructs in a 0-20 masterpoint beginner game as the Reisinger. I suspect we actually need *3* sets of rules: - true beginners - typical club players - serious competition ...
A Double Standard?
Barry, I do think that experienced vs inexperienced depends on context and subjective judgement. Apart from your issue, the issue of player experience and skill is relevant to adjudication of logical alternatives and claims, whether a player needed to protect themselves when an alert was not given, and whether they ...

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