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Aviv Shahaf
Aviv Shahaf
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
2 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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Do you use forcing pass in this auction?
The counter argument is that if we were not in a game force, and the opponents bid above the level to which we were forced to, then we are no longer in a force. There is no reason why the 4 bidder can't have the best hand at ...
Another "what is standard?" poll
Inverted minor show Inv+ and is already forcing to 3m. The Jump advance to 2M shows approx 8 to 11 and is NF. Playing the 2NT rebid by Opener/Overcaller the same for both scenarious is, shall we say... not optimal.
What Is Partner Saying to You?
Other (and assuming Strong NT...) When Non Vulnerable it strongly suggest competing if partner has support. (Treat the bid like an overcall in that suit) When Vulnerable it is pure lead directing and does not show any desire to compete (Treat the bid like a good trump support if partner ...
When your tires are flat
I believe Law 27 should be edited. Adding "Intended" prior to "Insufficient" is all that is needed.
When your tires are flat
Henrik, I agree with you regarding the spirit of the Laws, however... Why isn't there a reference to Law 25 within Law 27? I believe this is what David is pointing at.
When your tires are flat
In the second example the bid is not, and never was, "unintended"...
Marginal New Minor Forcing Hand
Abstain... You can't choose to Pass 2 when partner may bid 2.
You be the commentator
I just wanted to add that as a commentator on BBO you can see the whole hand which might influence your "analysis"... for example: on this hand you might recommend ducking the first heart and try for 5 hearts + either 5 clubs and 2 aces or 3 clubs + both pointed ...
You be the commentator
Win the Heart lead, unblock clubs, play A, play T planning to overtake unless East plays the K. This line succeeds when Diamonds are 3-3 or 9x or Kx with East + either clubs 3-3 or spade finesse and also if diamonds do not behave but both black suits do. If ...
When your tires are flat
Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!

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