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Michael Shuster
Michael Shuster
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 22, 2010
Last Seen
5 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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Precision 1!C opener’s 1N Rebid - What’s Legal
None of this is disallowed, Bruce. see Marty's comment above. Also, GCC has only one month of life left and good riddance.
Symmetric Two-Bids (clubs and diamonds both strong and artificial)
So Infernal Machine 2016 used 2 as 15+ with spades and 2 15+ with hearts (Fantunes shapes.) We used 2 in response to 2 to start GF relay with the strong hand showing and 2 in response to 2 for the same purpose. We ...
Director question
If declarer said, "I'll try to run the spades" then you give him credit for the 4-0. This declarer went further than not mentioning the possibility, he called two specific cards that he would play in a specific order. While there should be some limited flexibility in allowing declarer ...
New ACBL Convention Charts - general club impact
A friend was very upset about the new charts, as he was planning on competing in GNT-B and plays these newly barred methods. I reached out to Tom Carmichael about which charts would be in place, and he said Basic+ for B, Basic for C. That was disappointing to hear ...
New ACBL Convention Charts - general club impact
But apparently is intended for GNT B. Not the best situation.
New ACBL Convention Charts - general club impact
It seems the real problem with this is guidance that the chart be used for 0-3000 events. When I helped write the basic chart, I was under the impression I was designing a chart similar to the current 0-20 chart. 0-3000 encompasses GNTB and NAOPB events.
New ACBL Convention Charts - general club impact
Danny, it appears that strong diamond is barred on basic+. Perhaps this was an oversight.
Bridge Ethics vs Bridge Law - Impossible Situation
Because he knew double would be successful.
Director question
He specifically said he would play the AK. He must do so.
Do What Will Motivate Governing Bodies; Not What is Easy
I don't see why you can't also have CC video feed to each of your opponents.

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