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Max Schireson
Max Schireson
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Basic Information

Member Since
Dec. 8, 2014
Last Seen
18 minutes 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.
Bridge Accomplishments
Won 9 of 17 matches to finish 10th in the 2018 USBC RR. Made it to the Blue Ribbons finals. Made the LM pairs finals my first year of eligibility. Won 2017 GNT-C Nationals..
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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commentating on other table
Cornelia, Usually I decide which table to watch based on the players, not which is ahead or behind. However, if I knew that at the other table they are in a slam so 12 vs 11 trucks matters much more than at the current table, I would almost certainly switch ...
Your thought process?
Lynn, Thanks for the advice and encouragement. I am fairly confident that if I were 18 rather than 48, it would eventually become relatively automatic. I hope it does even at my age; failing that I will take a bit easier and more reliable! The good news is that it ...
Your thought process?
Thanks Cris. In math numbers were just kind of their own thing for me, not really visualized very often. Functions were interesting though; I would visualize them as graphs, which got challenging for all the interesting examples in real analysis (eg, a continuous whose derivative was zero almost everywhere but ...
commentating on other table
I am often watching on my phone where I can't just have the two side by side. But I understand that others may be bothered by hearing what is happening at the the other table. It seems that no solution is optimal for all, except the unrealistic solution of ...
Your thought process?
Thanks. I definitely don't need yelling, or even much from my partner. The feeling of disappointment in myself is plenty...
Your thought process?
I stubbornly believe any skill can be learned later in life. I may give up eventually but I haven't yet!
Your thought process?
Thanks. It's helpful to hear how others put together hands. That said, part of what I am trying to get at is into what people assemble the clues they pick up. In particular, do you build some mental representation of one or both hidden hands, and what do you ...
commentating on other table
The situation Kit described is one where the comment is very helpful because with that information I might prefer to watch the other table. I could go look to see what was bid, but if I am still digesting the hand I might not do so immediately.
Did S take advantage of a failed alert?
Kit, Nice insight that 4H is more likely to create a problem (as it did on the actual hand). Can you help me understand why pass is automatic if partner is offering 3N knowing you have 4 card support? Is he suggesting 3N only if you have something like QT8 ...
Your thought process?
I was staying at a hotel not long ago in room 5412. I found that a little jarring and would have felt more comfortable nearby in 5422 or 5413. Sleep at nationals is a whole different topic (and a real problem for me). I will try that exercise!

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