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Michael Shuster
Michael Shuster
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 22, 2010
Last Seen
a minute 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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BBO Best Hand Idea
Or maybe start by dealing the human player a random ace, then deal the other 51 cards randomly. Or, my preference, deal all 52 randomly and make it more like bridge.
Ruling in Montreal
The (likely) NF nature of 2 and 2 is a very good point and could potentially bring much clarity to the explanation (or the inadequacy of the explanation)
Is this forcing?
For most players here, 2 would start our GF hands and 2 was NF. So 3 is just a bunch of major cards.
Floyd McWilliams's bidding problem: A53 832 Q864 T62
Axx has to be good enough to bid 2, to both help the defense and jam the auction. Now that I've passed twice, I guess we bank that was right...
Where did East-West go wrong on this hand?
East passed 2 doubled, which for me shows clubs. Then failed to show any sign of life ever.
Ruling in Montreal
The 2 bid is open legal (although psyching it is prohibited.) I don't believe the treatment qualifies for a pre-alert. It appears they were using 1NT to start relay (Welland/Auken style maybe) and 2 as a substitute for 1NT forcing, although potentially some min GF hands ...
Messy bridge 5.2 - Stupid system
System is fine, the contract purely a result of operator error.
Round QT's
QT is not the same as Q10
WBF is this alertable
If this is alerted, then alerts are meaningless. You might as well just alert everything. Or nothing.
Opening 1 NT point range on convention card
As is disclosing your agreements.

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