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Michael Shuster
Michael Shuster
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 22, 2010
Last Seen
an hour 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
Infernal Machine Light
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Shuster / Kolesnik
Standard American with Relay
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Symmetric Two-Bids (clubs and diamonds both strong and artificial)
So Infernal Machine 2016 used 2 as 15+ with spades and 2 15+ with hearts (Fantunes shapes.) We used 2 in response to 2 to start GF relay with the strong hand showing and 2 in response to 2 for the same purpose. We ...
Director question
If declarer said, "I'll try to run the spades" then you give him credit for the 4-0. This declarer went further than not mentioning the possibility, he called two specific cards that he would play in a specific order. While there should be some limited flexibility in allowing declarer ...
New ACBL Convention Charts - general club impact
A friend was very upset about the new charts, as he was planning on competing in GNT-B and plays these newly barred methods. I reached out to Tom Carmichael about which charts would be in place, and he said Basic+ for B, Basic for C. That was disappointing to hear ...
New ACBL Convention Charts - general club impact
But apparently is intended for GNT B. Not the best situation.
New ACBL Convention Charts - general club impact
It seems the real problem with this is guidance that the chart be used for 0-3000 events. When I helped write the basic chart, I was under the impression I was designing a chart similar to the current 0-20 chart. 0-3000 encompasses GNTB and NAOPB events.
New ACBL Convention Charts - general club impact
Danny, it appears that strong diamond is barred on basic+. Perhaps this was an oversight.
Bridge Ethics vs Bridge Law - Impossible Situation
Because he knew double would be successful.
Director question
He specifically said he would play the AK. He must do so.
Do What Will Motivate Governing Bodies; Not What is Easy
I don't see why you can't also have CC video feed to each of your opponents.
Do What Is Possible, Not What Is Easy
I think the names of those officials who opposed and defeated the vacating of titles should be made public.

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