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Michael Shuster
Michael Shuster
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 22, 2010
Last Seen
32 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Pro
Country
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
Team Trials - best playing conditions ever
Favorite Conventions
Roman Jump overcalls. Direct cuebids showing 2 known suits.
BBO Username
shuster
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
Shuster/Kaufman
Infernal Machine Light
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Shuster / Kolesnik
Standard American with Relay
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Bidding a perfect fit
“Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should.”
Bidding a perfect fit
I suppose North could splinter after Stayman, but I wouldn't.
Wayne Burrows's bidding problem: 832 6 AKQT865 AK
Using 3 to cover both forcing diamond rebids and forcing heart raises and strong hands without a stopper is a tall order to untangle. It is not a great situation. If you're going to play such a low bottom 2/1 in comp, it is probably best to ...
ACBL and psyching 1N. Again?
For those bashing Chris on this thread; I think you have no idea of the hard work he has volunteered in order to improve the situation. He is one of the primary voices of reason on the C&C committee and I, for one, am grateful he is there.
Wayne Burrows's bidding problem: 832 6 AKQT865 AK
Did 2 promise a rebid?
1z rebid by opener after 1y response by passed hand.
JTxx of spades and an outside control is a fitted submin, easily enough to continue over a strong jump shift, even if played as not completely forcing. Give me xxx xxxxxx x xxx and I'll pass 2 and hope for the best.
Jacob Freeman's bidding problem: x --- QT9xxx AKQJxx
K isn't an option on this type of poll
Jacob Freeman's bidding problem: xxx Axx ATxx Axx
Perhaps, but there is a class of hands where we belong in the weaker fit (Vondracek hands) For example: AKxxx (xxx) KQJxx. If they lead the wrong red suit, then we belong in spades. and AKxxx (Kxx) KQxxx, we can only sometimes handle 4-1 spades with clubs trump, but can ...
Anthony Pettengell's bidding problem: AJT9653 QT3 J K9
Our spade length and medium strength hand make it probable that we can buy it in 2. We should only go higher than that if we thing we're favorites to make.
Jacob Freeman's bidding problem: xxx Axx ATxx Axx
2 aces and 2 queens though... Or maybe the J in addition. Not that I know the hand or anything (I didn't know the hand when I wrote my initial comment)
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