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Michael Shuster
Michael Shuster
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 22, 2010
Last Seen
8 hours 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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Floyd McWilliams's bidding problem: 97 AQ72 97532 AT
Spades are 4-4. There is no asking bid for the diamond ace, so might as well just bid 3NT, since it will usually make.
2 parter
They didn't cover themselves in glory from either side of the table. let's see, I agree with their first three calls: 1; pass; double. Everything after that was somewhere between poorly judged and horror-show.
Phil Clayton's bidding problem: KJ83 AKQJ 3 A963
Is this a trick question?
Bigger than Bridge
need to have an instagram account though...
2 parter
Yes, but also I'm listening to partner's auction (which admittedly is more consistent with 3=0=4=6 than 2=0=4=7.) I don't think it IS a 5-or-7 hand, just that there are hands consistent with the auction that put a grand in the picture.
2 parter
2 parter
That was my thought... hard to see how 5 could be wrong. However, with a fit and a cover, it wouldn't shock me if 6 was a better bid. I can even construct 5-or-7 hands, like Ax -- AKxx AKxxxxx (if you move a club into spades, then ...
Pretend it is 1993 and you’re at a bridge club.
*Fresno* It's like Texas, but in California.
Pretend it is 1993 and you’re at a bridge club.
Disagree about the most significant change. In 1993 you'd go home and need some oxygen to recover from the smoke.
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy
We like to open VERY light, but in a tight light range. Wide ranging potentially light openings don't work. 8-11 fine. 8-14 less so.

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