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Max Schireson
Max Schireson
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Basic Information

Member Since
Dec. 8, 2014
Last Seen
an hour ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Started playing bridge towards the end of 2014. Love it. Trying to get good at it - if anyone is good at bridge - or at least a little less bad at it.

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Making a slam on an endplay against top opponents for a highly improbable +17 imps
Bridge Accomplishments
Made it to the Blue Ribbons finals and didn't get obliterated there (55th out of 78). Won 2017 GNT-C nationals.
Regular Bridge Partners
Debbie Rosenberg, Cadir Lee, Bill Bailey, Lynn Shannon
ACBL Ranking
Life Master
Olivia / Miranda JUSBC
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Platinum Point and Membership Stats - ACBL?!
I think nothing is wrong with it, and I hope that sarcastic suggestion didn't lead anyone to believe otherwise. If anything, I think some platinum awards (e.g., match awards in Swisses) are not truly meaningful and I wonder if they really should be platinum...
What's an Intermediate?
So if you really were considering a redouble then perhaps you are obligated to now that you know partner doesn't have much?
Platinum Point and Membership Stats - ACBL?!
Or you could bracket the Vanderbilt and give platinum in any bracket where the average player has over 750 masterpoints :)
What's an Intermediate?
I am definitely reading the book on your recommendation. The last few weeks I have had more than my normal rate of "learning opportunities". Today I put myself in an awful 3N contract and reached a position where it was clear I was going down two. Deciding that only an ...
New Prime Number !
Nicely done David.
New Prime Number !
Correct, and your second factoid is also true when numbers of that form are not perfect. Do you have a proof for the first statement - or, less formally, a reason why?
New Prime Number !
For anyone who is interested, David's assertion is correct for even 0erfect numbers. If you start out knowing that every perfect number is the product of a Mersenne prime and the power of two right below that Mersenne prime, all it takes is arithmetic and logic to prove that ...
New Prime Number !
Sorry misspoke Euclid proved that all numbers of that form are perfect it was Euler who proved the converse.
New Prime Number !
Every even perfect number is of the form ((2^p)-1)*(2^(p-1)), where (2^p)-1 is a mersenne prime. This was proved by Euclid; like a good bridge problem I won't spoil it with a proof :) Whether there are odd perfect numbers is unknown, so whether your ...
Picking up a bad trump break...
:) I think that's the whole difference between the two lines, but agree it's better, and that it's always easier afterwards!

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