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Michael Shuster
Michael Shuster
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 22, 2010
Last Seen
17 minutes 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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Online Master Points - ACBL Success?
Make sure to award the MPs to the bots, too. It will remain a joke until the bots are out of the equation.
Avon Wilsmore's lead problem: T85 96 9762 Q983
It is relevant to know whether partner's double would ask for a club lead or a different lead. I lead a club on the basis that I'm assuming we have a sensible agreement that double would ask for a heart lead.
AKJTxx, Jx QJ9x, A .... 3!C doubled
What 3rd diamond trick? In most cases, declarer has only two diamonds.
After 1!C (P) 1!H (P) 1NT (P), under what conditions should you bid 2!H with a five-card heart suit?
If the suit can play opposite a singleton.
Insufficient Bid
"Tends to show" is different from guarantees. It means that advancer is to assume 4-4 in the majors. If doubler is not 4-4, they can clarify at their next opportunity. 1 will always deliver 4+. DBL merely implies 4. IMHO, it is not comparable. YMMV.
Don't forget that DBL could also turn 4 -1 into 4X making by giving declarer a roadmap.
AKJTxx, Jx QJ9x, A .... 3!C doubled
Declarer could be 1=3=3=6 or 1=4=2=6, but if he holds seven clubs, then he must be 1=3=2=7 or 1=4=1=7, otherwise partner would by unlikely to risk a penalty pass with long hearts and short clubs. It seems to ...
Insufficient Bid
No way, Bud. What other than DBL would you do with AQxx xxx Axxx xx In fact, double would be the choice even with shorter hearts in many cases (say the same hand with 4=2=5=2 shape)
Insufficient Bid
DBL should not be acceptable as a substitute. There are hands that make a negative double here lacking four hearts.
What Do You Make of This Jump?
I'm not passing it....

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