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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
Country
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
shuster
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
Shuster/Kaufman
Infernal Machine Light
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Shuster / Kolesnik
Standard American with Relay
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Bergen 4-Diamond bid
4 was 4333 16-18. 4 was the good 4M bid.
Bergen 4-Diamond bid
These raises do not have to be played in a Bergen context. Personally, I loathe Bergen raises and is an auto-refuse when agreeing to methods for me.
Bergen 4-Diamond bid
The disagreement is over semantics. The "super-limit raise is just a hand that evaluates to a limit raise, but would feel sick if partner passed - yet would miss too many slams raising directly to 4M. So usually 5 card support with a singleton, an ace and something more. Could be ...
ATB - non-making game instead of diamond slam
If you're going to double, you have to follow it up with a diamond bid. Partner's jump to 4 doesn't make the hand worse. I can live with double, but it wouldn't be my choice. I can live with 4, but would prefer 3 ...
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.
ATB
Don't forget that DBL could also turn 4 -1 into 4X making by giving declarer a roadmap.
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