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Max Schireson
Max Schireson
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Member Since
Dec. 8, 2014
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22 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Trying hard to learn to play bridge well. Stubbornly believe that is possible despite learning in my 40's.

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
The first 105 boards of the 2018 USBC round of 16, where we played ROSENTHAL to a draw. (The match was 120 boards, the last 15 were less successful).
Bridge Accomplishments
Won 9 of 17 matches to finish 10th in the 2018 USBC RR. 27th in 2018 Blue Ribbon pairs and a couple other national pairs overalls. Won 2017 GNT-C Nationals (is winning a limited event really a bridge accomplishment? Dunno...)
Regular Bridge Partners
Debbie Rosenberg, Cadir Lee, Lynn Shannon, Sarah Youngquist
ACBL Ranking
Life Master
Olivia / Miranda JUSBC
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Max and Lynn
2/1 (major suit rebid usually 6), Walsh style forcing NT
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Ethics, gamesmanship and the law
I don’t think they have an obligation to show their hand but I also don’t think it is wrong to ask them to, because doing so facilitates faster claims and helps everyone.
Ethics, gamesmanship and the law
Even asking is “wrong” in some sense, it isn’t the same level of “wrong” as giving false information to which opponents were entitled. It is in everyone’s interest to claim when nothing remains to the play. If the laws don’t allow a claiming player to see the ...
Bidding a Singleton Four Times
I think it’s pretty standard that the next step is the Q ask. When that step is above 5 of the trump suit, then asker should have all the keycards and 6 of the trump suit denies the Q and I think it is normal to show a K ...
Bidding a Singleton Four Times
Good point re no room for Q ask, so not relevant here, teach me not to comment late at night, but a useful gadget when there is room.
Ethics, gamesmanship and the law
It is not more deceptive, but it is an area where deception (as opposed to not providing information) feels unethical to me. Is it ethical to lie to an opponent and tell them that their mother is in ill so they will be distracted? I don’t think bridge is ...
Christopher Donnelly's bidding problem: 4 AKJ54 KT3 AT92
If double is penalty then I don’t think partner will think I have a spade stack if I pass.
Bidding a Singleton Four Times
If you can count 13 tricks, you should bid the grand (or make a bid that might get you to 7N). If you can’t quite count 13 tricks, but think 6N rates to be reasonable (even if inferior) it seems logical to show a king above the trump suit ...
Ethics, gamesmanship and the law
I think lying about a previous hand potentially deceives an opponent about the state of the match. At least in principle this could effect play later in the match. I personally would find that unethical. This is different from refusing to answer, which I would just find unfriendly and a ...
BIT Ruling and Aftermath
“never understood why an experienced player (not a good player”... Among the reasons a player who is experienced might not be good is they might not actually plan ahead, and they might never notice that in general after 1H-1N they might have nothing better to do than bid 2C on ...
BIT Ruling and Aftermath
One problem I have with these types of situations is that BITs are often much more suggestive of a specific action to the partner of the player who broke tempo than they are to some random pollee. Here bidding 3N was not just a logical alternative, but IMO clear enough ...
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