Sep 3, 2021
Shan Huang (technically Huang Shan) is a budding bridge legend. His frequent successes at tournaments earned him multiple Richmond trophies, the Canadian masterpoint race, before he immigrated to the US’ greener bridge pastures. He is in a formidable partnership with Floridian Kevin Dwyer.
Link to Video Version: https://youtu.be/yAMvFrjPfp0
1:40- Huang Shan
11:33- Why Shan moved from Canada to USA
19:30- His experience at a Chinese monastery
24:10- Descriptions of Justin Lall (RIP)
28:45- How Shan’s partnership with Kevin Dwyer came to be
32:35- The power of preempts against precision players
35:30- The biggest advantage of strong club systems
41:45- Shan’s mentors
49:54- A tragic hand
1:02:45- Another minus 1660 hand that costed John $1600+
1:07:27- Who does Shan most want to partner with?
1:13:22- How rating bridge hands is like rating peoples’ attractiveness
1:19:00- Shan hates squealing