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Michael Shuster
Michael Shuster
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 22, 2010
Last Seen
28 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Pro
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
psyching 1S vs NZ 2nd seat red in world play. Win 16.
Bridge Accomplishments
2nd O/A 1996 Dallas 2-day Swiss. 3 time USA Junior team member.
Regular Bridge Partners
Sam Dinkin, Alex Kolesnik, Andrew Kaufman
Favorite Tournaments
Fall NABC (MPs all the way!)
Favorite Conventions
Roman Jump overcalls. Direct cuebids showing 2 known suits.
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
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Shuster / Kolesnik
Standard American with Relay
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Oh the irony in giving East blame for not trusting West. I've seen exactly one bid from West, and I don't trust him at all. East had been playing with him all day. Of course he didn't trust him.
can't. get. past. 3rd. call. of. the. auction.
Unravelling stoppers
Also, 1NT 10-12 in 3rd seat is a bad idea. As a practical matter, its frequency is lower than higher ranges given that two other hands have passed, so it just isn't worth adding the pressure to other parts of your system for this call.
Assign the blame - 3NT failing while slam makes
I think 5 might be better than 5.
Assign the blame - 3NT failing while slam makes
I'd've probably opened 1NT with North. A prefer a negative double to 3 by South. No one did anything terrible.
What should the selectors do?
Why isn't there an event, the winner of which represents? The idea of a selection committee should be tossed with the rest of the rubbish.
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: A85 AJ54 Q62 AK2
First, and most important, I need to know what we open with 4-5 in the minors with good diamonds: AKxx QJxxx for example. If that is a 1 opener, the odds of finding partner with a sixth club go way up. Second, I ask about their style of 2 ...
Worst Bid? For Bidding Theory Geeks Only
David, I don't see how your auction resembled relay. You never discovered partners exact shape or control count and only bid the next step up once. This hand would have been SO EASY if you actually played relay were already in a GF at 1.
Rebid by Responder After 1 NT Forcing Sequence
2, 2, 2, 2, because we play BART and that's how you show five hearts.
Precision help wanted 2
East should double, although that will lead to 1 doubled, which is probably making. Such is life.

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