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Michael Shuster
Michael Shuster
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 22, 2010
Last Seen
3 hours 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
Fall NABC (MPs all the way!)
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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David Sackett's bidding problem: 2 A8643 AKT763 A
Don't get me wrong, I voted for 2 and will bid 5 when necessary, but if we broken up our 2-suiters so that I could have shown hearts and diamonds directly, I could just double 4 if they bid it and let partner judge.
David Sackett's bidding problem: 2 A8643 AKT763 A
Underscoring how foolish it is to use a bid to show the other major and an unknown minor.
Floyd McWilliams's bidding problem: Q5 QT73 KQT98 K8
No one bid over 2. 3 can't be non-invitational, or else you are just voluntarily turning 110's into -50.
Calling All Legal Beagles
I've certainly said, "Check again." before. In one of the money challenges, either Naturalists v. Scientists or the Burgay NT challenge, Hamman and Wolf were defending a hand. One of them showed out impossibly early, but the rules precluded asking if they were out. The other repeatedly asked to ...
Settle A Bet
You also must consider how often 3 goes down opposite the mins.
Phil Clayton's bidding problem: T4 AQJ QJ5 AK853
I've seen plenty of partners who would take 4NT as diamond key right now. The one auction I think no one would think as RKC would be Pass (P) - DBL - (P); 4NT. Still, I'd not commit higher than 3NT with this collection unless partner does something cool.
Phil Clayton's bidding problem: T4 AQJ QJ5 AK853
Why is it any more clear now? Anyway, I'm leaning closer to 3NT than 4NT.
Phil Clayton's bidding problem: T4 AQJ QJ5 AK853
Since we have no idea what to do, a forcing pass seems fine. We'll probably have to guess again at our next turn, but maybe partner will surprise us. I don't see how pass is worse than 3NT or 4NT, but it might turn out better.
BW 2/1: 100% GF?
Shouldn't this poll have come before the other polls about meanings of rebids in 2/1 auctions? Seriously. Order folks!
Ulf Nilsson's bidding problem: 84 762 95 KQJ632
Late to the party, but when I take a very-low vote action, I think sometimes a comment is warranted. I don't have a problem with 2, but once partner shows extras via 2, we need to do something positive. 2 seems attractive on the surface, but ...
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