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Michael Shuster
Michael Shuster
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 22, 2010
Last Seen
7 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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2019 Michael Seamon Junior US Bridge Championships
I did carefully reread the article looking for a location, so it would have helped me if it had expressly said the location is tbd.
Is this double take out or lead directing?
My most regular partnership defaults for second round doubles to takeout if only two suits have been bid naturally, so I define it as T/O. I agree that it is an attempt to torture partner.
ATB: missed slam
North psyched. Slam was thereby missed. 100% North (M.R. would add "unless this was posted by South")
How to Show 5-5 in the Majors
That sounds like it spills a lot of information. Also, you can only stop in 3 when partner has exactly two.
YAC (Yet another claim)
How about this conversation: "You know there are trumps out, are you planning on drawing them?" "Yes" "Director"
YAC (Yet another claim)
He didn't realize his entry was blown - he was about to draw trump. Down one.
Ruling, adjustment?
You are overcomplicating this. He wanted to bid a NF 3. If he knew that was available, he would have done so in tempo. Therefore he did not know he had that available.
Ruling, adjustment?
If it was NF, what took him so long to bid it? That is strong evidence towards "No agreement" - which was sorted out by tempo.
Ruling, adjustment?
Well, a SLOW 3 is NF, right? There are some beautiful bridges around the director might be interested in.
Martin Lindfors's bidding problem: AK872 A53 T84 54
Only to risk -100 vs 920? Life has no guarantees. Would it surprise you to go down in 3NT with 6 cold? Also possible is 3NT making from partner's side and down from yours: x Qx KQJxxxx AKQ. If we can't go for diamonds with 3 QTs ...

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