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Aviv Shahaf
Aviv Shahaf
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
11 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Teacher
about me

I have been directing and teaching Bridge for the past 20 years.

Head of Directors at the Honors Bridge Club in New York, running 5 section games most weekday afternoons

USBF Jr Program Mentor

Met my wife at a Bridge Club and we are raising two future stars.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing "Gulash" with Chagas & Branco in Rio
Bridge Accomplishments
third place at a club game twice!
Regular Bridge Partners
Igor Savchenko
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Head of Directors at the Honors Bridge Club in New York
Favorite Tournaments
WSOP Main Event
Favorite Conventions
Incision (Forcing Club system with very light opening bids)
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Where is the option for 1NT variable based on position/Vulnerability?
In The Well: Ralph Katz
Hi Ralph, Congratulations on your many well deserved achievements including your coming induction to the HOF. I was wandering if you were willing to share some funny stories from your time as George's partner (we know there must be many...) and also if there are any from your current ...
Help me understand my partner's penalty doubles
My guess is that 1 is the mandatory opening with that hand, in their system, and also that a 2 response would be an attempted sign-off...
Jim Munday's lead problem: --- QT7653 KQ54 A52
To make a Lightner Double partner would need to know we have a second trick available...
Jim Munday's lead problem: --- QT7653 KQ54 A52
At the table I suspect most would lead the K without giving it much thought. It not only looks like the most likely way to set up a second trick, but it also looks like a safe choice which is not going to give anything away. when presented as a ...
Go for 6!c?
Option 5: I post it as a bidding problem...
1m - P - 1!S - 2!H - 2NT?
Contrary to the majority I believe that the 2NT bid could also be made with an unbalanced hand that has extras and Hearts double stopped (x KJx KQxx AKxxx for example). I abstained though since I don't like the classification of "at least an opening NT 15". You can ...
Age - JUST a Number!
We have a regular player in our intermediate 0-750 game at the Honors BC who is 104 years old (allegedly). Not only she comes every week, she insists on being East-West!
Ivey V Genting (the Supreme Court case in 2017, in England)
Ivey's mistake was failing to get his appeal heard at the Court of Arbitration for Sports...
You are now the King/Queen of the ACBL, what next?
Bring Bridge to the Digital age: Digital bidding and play Digital CC database Digital time keeping of every action.

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