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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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Honolulu BOD Journal
But the space IS paid for. The NABCs (not counting the corruption NABC in Hawaii) are all making plenty of money. It wasn't that long ago there were threads here complaining that the host hotels allotment of rooms were gone within the first day. Make better contracts or just ...
"The worst play I have ever seen"
Abstain. I'm not getting involved in this. Good luck
Honolulu BOD Journal
Why is that an illegal opening? It is 2 rule-of points greater than the min required.
Improve my analysis!
You might want to edit this again. I'm winning cards I don't hold. Partner is leading cards I do.
Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: KQ xxx xxx AT9xx
About 20 years ago, I was kibitzing Woolsey - Stewart in a late round Vanderbilt match. Fred held a near identical hand to this (except with a sixth club. I think it was KQ xx xxx ATxxxx) Kit opened 1 and RHO overcalled 2. Feeling stuck, he passed. They ...
Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: KQ xxx xxx AT9xx
I'm late to this discussion, but we erred on the first round of bidding. This is an EASY 2 bid over 1. We didn't need the competition to give us in impossible problem. How about: 1 - 1N; 2 - ?? 2 with THREE covers? A ...
Honolulu BOD Journal
Doesn't item "Item 183-43: NABC Fees" run afoul of "5.8.9 Any action tending to injure the good name of the ACBL, disturb its wellbeing, or hamper it in its mission."
1NT - (P) - P - (X)
You shouldn't automatically be running when responder can have quite a good hand. So we use XX to show a long suit in the 1NT openers hand. Otherwise just pass.
Judgement Advice
After 1 - (P) - 1 - (2) Will partner make a better decision if you pass or double with... xxx Kxx KQxx KQT? If partner passes out 2 do you think that rates to be good or bad? Worse, if you double and it continues (3) - 3 ...
Judgement Advice
Support doubles are for hands that want to compete to the 2-level, but issue a warning about competing to the 3-level. If you don't want to compete to the 2-level, don't double.

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