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Michael Shuster
Michael Shuster
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 22, 2010
Last Seen
4 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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Ulf Nilsson's bidding problem: Q AJT93 K4 KJT74
Do the opponents play precision?
1!C balanced or !Cs with transfer responses, 1!D unbalanced
By the way, if you still want a response structure, I like 2 as any GF, relay. Here is the structure for that: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LGhq_jp8gU3Y-VrRfKChJ9GLCJKNK4VXRaz9Q5Djq3w/edit?usp=sharing
1!C balanced or !Cs with transfer responses, 1!D unbalanced
9-cards in two suits. It would only be 9+ cards in the minors if you also played canape 1M.
Max X after wrench in the works?
Double here is pure penalty. Max only applies with a known fit.
All Strong Club Players Are Now Bidding 2!D With Short Diamonds
2 IS basic+ legal. Any 3-suited opening at the 2-level is legal if it shows at least average strength. Check allowed #6.
Does the ACBL need more Washrooms at NABCs OR should players be kicked out of tournaments with cause?
The Marriot Marquis was a fabulous venue. Plenty of elevators and washrooms. Well lit playing areas. Sufficient space for all events in one location. Plenty of edible food within walking distance. On the other hand, the players are slobs. I must have cleaned up at least half a dozen tables ...
All Strong Club Players Are Now Bidding 2!D With Short Diamonds
never mind, I needed to re-read your post. So 1 quasi-natural needs to promise at least 2 diamonds or a singleton honor. If you are unwilling to play mini-roman, then open 1 with the 3-suiters with short diamonds. Or better yet, just play blue club and open 1M ...
All Strong Club Players Are Now Bidding 2!D With Short Diamonds
never minds
All Strong Club Players Are Now Bidding 2!D With Short Diamonds
Basic is for 99 games. Basic+ for 0-300.
Ulf Nilsson's bidding problem: T753 AK5 K62 AK8
If you are doubling with 4333 17s, you can almost make your 3NT overcall artificial. 3NT also offers partner a choice of games, but instead of showing a hand with both majors and diamond shortness, shows this exact hand type.
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