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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
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Shuster / Kolesnik
Standard American with Relay
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What should this bid mean?
By my rules, serious/frivolous doesn't apply, as there is no known 9-card fit and there is no known hand that has a 5+ card side source of tricks. So 3NT would be natural, perhaps with Jxxx Qxx KQJ xxx. Trumps at the game level is spades, so 4 ...
Alert the Polish Club sequence 1!C-1!D-1!H ?
The fact that 1 is systemic on a class of hands with fewer than four hearts makes it alertable. I alert it always and it never occurred to me that anyone wouldn't.
Alert the Polish Club sequence 1!C-1!D-1!H ?
Weak NT with a 3+ card hearts is not relatively rare, but rather quite common. It would never occur to most players that this auction could be perpetrated with AKx xxx QJxx Qxx They won't play you for it during the auction and they won ...
Mechanical error
It sounds like the "short discussion" was headed toward calling the director when East jumped the gun.
Do you care?
If the defense went wrong and I think it was my fault, but it might appear to others that it was my partners fault, I apologize.
Critique This Auction with Satan
I'd just bid 4 over 4. You have excellent controls... but you showed 24-26, it is hard to have that much strength without excellent controls. We might still be able to land in diamonds at the 6-level. It was a bit of a stretch to rebid 2 ...
Which club?
But spades is the normal shift. If the Jack is an alarm clock signal, it should ask for diamonds.
Curoiser and curioser...
After reading this... is it any wonder that you often hear the answer, "We have no agreement"?
Curoiser and curioser...
My comment was a riff on exiled bridge pro Ken Gee...
Curoiser and curioser...
I thought in the world of bridge, people were punished by enforced listening to Kenny G.

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