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Michael Shuster
Michael Shuster
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 22, 2010
Last Seen
4 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player

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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Usual Kokish sequemce
I don't see how 6NT could be suggested. A penalty however is obvious.
A New Ethics?
Of course there is no such rule. Playing the team trials or late rounds of major KO events, the segments are long and draining. Everyone wants to save energy for the important hands. If it becomes obvious someone is making, it is in everyones best interest (especially the spectators in ...
A New Ethics?
You should play at some tables in time trouble in a major event before being critical here. If a player claims his contract, we award him all the tricks he has coming through normal play.
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: AKQT76 5 K8762 7
I used to have the rule 1m - (4M) - 4NT = Lebensohl style (showing a hand that wants to compete at the 5-level) - direct 5-level bid is INV to slam. and 1M - (4x) - 4NT = RKCB
A New Ethics?
I was going to comment something similar. Case 3 in particular, I'd been on both sides of the defenders pointing out the extra trick for declarer and conceding it. Don't punish the declarer who is just trying to speed up the table.
Winston Chang's bidding problem: KT93 --- T983 A7532
I wonder how many of those who pass are planning on converting a reopening double.
Those settings only affect e-mail alerts. We're getting nothing on the alert card.
You be the director!
The UI suggests that if you catch heart support or a max, you're not going to get to play 2, so you should pass and try to salvage a plus score. On the actual deal, it is remarkable that East passed 2. I suspect the 2 ...
Strong Jump Shift Question
Opener disrupted the relay there Christopher. When using SJS, I play that opener bids the next step normally. Skipping one step shows Qxxx or better in the JS suit. Skipping two or more steps show they opened a 7 card solid suit and they add one step for every outside ...
You be the director!
West was a flight B club player. When her DBL wasn't alerted, she didn't know how to proceed. From what she posted, she thinks 2 was natural in either case. I can't read her mind to know if she was afraid that her partner thought 2 ...

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