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Michael Shuster
Michael Shuster
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 22, 2010
Last Seen
17 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
Team Trials - best playing conditions ever
Favorite Conventions
Roman Jump overcalls. Direct cuebids showing 2 known suits.
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
Infernal Machine Light
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Shuster / Kolesnik
Standard American with Relay
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How weak can your protective double of 3C be?
EDIT: From the title of the article, I'd assumed the auction went 1 (3) - P - P ?? As a result, these comments aren't valid. I'll delete them except for my last thought... Negative doubles aren't a death pact. And edited: Neither are takeout doubles
Sanjeev Joshi's bidding problem: T9875 42 Q53 Q76
Basically you need more stuff outside spades to make it attractive to not transfer. Add the K and T9xxx xx Qxx KQx rates to make 1NT. This hand does not.
Marley Cedrone's lead problem: AT42 AT52 QJ7 K7
Willing to risk blowing a heart trick to stop a diamond ruff or two. Since the A and the K could each be a disaster anyways, the A lead rates to break even at worst and often come out ahead. Maybe I learn what I should have led after seeing ...
Defend this hand
UDCA not specified. Signal style is relevant.
Raphael Hallerman's bidding problem: K75 KJ94 Q97 QJ4
what if I would have bid 2NT? Although 1NT, 2 and 2 aren't wrong - in one partnerships that overcalls very light, we define the 1NT advance as 12-14.
Samuel Pahk's bidding problem: K AKJ4 A8732 763
I agree, but I do also see a rebid problem after the more favorable 1 - 1 ?? I evaluate it right about 2.5 By the by, I might well have opened 1NT, but that doesn't stop me from answering the question posed, as 1 is ...
Undos in the Reynolds KOs
I think my comment implied an answer to your question.
Undos in the Reynolds KOs
I don't think it is quite merits a penalty for the failure to alert or explain in a timely fashion, as a normal auction was attainable; however, they should get a warning about it.
The Kibs Are Not Alright
Nice title
Brian Zhang's bidding problem: A7432 A85 Q6 KT7
I'm not embarrassed by my hand, so I voluntarily bid beyond 2. It is a bonus that the bid is 2NT and happens to be quite descriptive. 3NT is just as likely to be right for game as 4.

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