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Max Schireson
Max Schireson
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Basic Information

Member Since
Dec. 8, 2014
Last Seen
13 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
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3 practice finesses on one hand! all winning!
That’s backwards - we think CZs line is intuitive and ABs is not intuitive because AB’s needlessly risks a ruff. Our intuition draws us to the superior line because it is superior. That’s how intuition is supposed to work.
3 practice finesses on one hand! all winning!
While the normal “9 never” is a huge overbid, in this case...
A specific hcp count - how often?
Also keep in mind the more you have the less your partner has. If you have 18 it becomes more likely partner has 13 or 14 (or upgraded 12).
Playing up in KO's - what am I missing?
Randy top bracket has some pros and some amateurs. At least in our area there are plenty of strong teams just playing for fun. Eg I had a really fun match (and lost!!!) to a team of Eugene Hung, Li-Chung Chen, Cheryl Mandala and Yul Inn. Nobody famous (except Eugene ...
My first month away from the game
Brad, I applaud your commitment. It is deeper than mine. Rather than just holding out as long as you can and feeling bad when you come back, I would encourage you to decide on a time period to protest, stick to it, and not feel bad when you come back.
Playing up in KO's - what am I missing?
Alexander, I have to say that I disagree strongly on multiple issues: 1. I think a team of above average 0-2500 players can definitely score imps against top teams. They will have very little chance to win but iI believe if you don’t let yourself get psyched out you ...
Key Card Berger
Sorry misread your post and was asking about that hand for people who are using 4C as Gerber.
Key Card Berger
And when you have AKxxx, Jx, Jx AKxx what is your call?
Key Card Berger
Why not? You give up a club control bid. The point of keycard asks is to stay out of slam when you are off two keycards. You also want to avoid slams when you are off cashing AK of a suit. Often responder won’t know that all suits are ...
Playing up in KO's - what am I missing?
@Jeff, I suggested that solution to the “bumped down” problem which would be easy to administer. @Ray, I think the problem of people who have accumulated too many points to be competitive is a real problem. I actually think allowing players to declare themselves “overrated” and be bracketed based on ...

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