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Aviv Shahaf
Aviv Shahaf
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
13 minutes 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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The never never land
2? It does have 8 tricks in hand...
My Meta agreement is: "After overcall, new suits, by an unpassed hand advancer, are Forcing at the 1 and at the 3 levels" I play advances at the 2 level as non Forcing.
David Libchaber's bidding problem: A7 KQ AQ94 AK642
Also, IMHO Responder should have used Stayman instead of a transfer with a hand that contain an Ace more than the minimum strength required for game and bad hearts.
David Libchaber's bidding problem: A7 KQ AQ94 AK642
How would those hands fair in 6? Please note that my choice was 4 which could lead to this excellent slam...
Can this sequence exist?
East looking at 3=2=6=2 should not have bid 1...
An Absurd ACBL Procedure
Maybe it's time that we adopt a scoring program that let the players enter the scores directly also in team games which will free the directors to move the boards...
David Libchaber's bidding problem: A7 KQ AQ94 AK642
Partner is known to have at most 3 spades and the 3NT bid did not promise a balanced hand. Partner could also be 1-5-4/3 in which case 3NT is likely a terrible contract.
BW 2/1: Splinters
The simple Splinter bid shows "Extras" in the form of shape. The simple Splinter bid should not also show "Extras" in the form of strength. This is a good general guideline which doesn't really fit any of the answers to the poll. I agree with the good points that ...
The cue bid as a limit raise
I didn't say that's the only hand that would make that bid. I said that's what that bid shows...
Zach Grossack's bidding problem: Txxxx AKQ8 Axx x
I think this is a simple question of whether you believe your side will buy the contract or end up on defense. If you think you will end up declaring then it should be clear that opening 1 has a much better chance of getting you to the right ...

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