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David Loeb
David Loeb
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 1, 2012
Last Seen
July 15
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Analyst for TheCommonGame on Mondays.  Proud father of the ACBL's 2013 Rookie of the Year, Kathleen Loeb.  

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning a Regional 4,700-10,000 Bracketed Swiss with my wife, daughter, and Allison Howard in my daughter's 10th week of playing bridge. She jumped from 10 to 18 masterpoints.
Bridge Accomplishments
Several overalls in NABC events, many regional and sectional wins.
Regular Bridge Partners
Maureen Loeb, Kathleen Loeb, Susi Ross, Robert Dennard
Member of Bridge Club(s)
De Land Bridge Club; North Orlando Bridge Center
Favorite Tournaments
Open Pairs
Favorite Conventions
Gazzilli, Transfers, Fit showing bids, Schuler Shift, Nebulous 2 Clubs
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
Maureen & David Loeb
2/1 GF, 1M-2R-2NT=6+M, 1!d-3!c=NAT INV, Xfers / NAT 1!c if allowed
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Susi Ross & David Loeb
2 over 1 GF, 1M-2x-2M = 6+M, 1M-2x-2NT=catchall
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Dennard-Loeb 2/1 GF
2/1 GF (or to 4m), Sound 1st & 2nd seats, 1M-2x-2NT = catch-all
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FP again
South may have a penalty double of hearts and little defense against spades. There are plenty of layouts where 4 makes and North-South have no making contract above 4. No way this is a forcing pass situation.
Board 2 from the 06/18/2018 Common Game
At favorable vulnerability, a 3C preempt with a good 6-card suit has plenty of upside. See Robson's book "Partnership Bidding at Bridge" for a great discussion on aggressive preempts. Andrew Gumperz has great articles on the same theme on Bridge Winners. Here, East's play strength in spades or ...
Board 6 from the 06/18/2018 Common Game
Thanks Douglas. Lynn writes commentary for most club players. My commentary is for advanced and expert players. Serious (or non-serious) 3NT is an important convention for any advanced 2/1 GF player. If North goes directly to 4NT North will know about South's extra heart length and South will ...
Steve Weinstein's bidding problem: T8xx x K9xx KQxx
That's great if that's the partnership's agreement. If a 2NT inv+ 4+ card raise is available, it should be in the OP.
For Those Who Play Good/Bad 2NT
Another exception is if a cue bid isn't available and you need 2NT as a cue bid. (1)-2-(2)-2NT = inv+ heart raise.
Signaling difficulty
Against a high level contract, it is common to lead the King for count and Ace for attitude.
Gazzilli advice?
There are a lot of issues finding a heart fit opposite a strong hand with that variant
Gazzilli advice?
I commented below that I play 2NT shows a weak 3 suiter that is short in spades.
Gazzilli advice?
Playing standard with Gazzilli, there is a lot of guessing after 1M-1NT-2x (lower than M). If a partnership can handle the complexity, it is a great convention. If not, enjoy guessing how to proceed on auctions that are easy for Gazzilli and strong club partnerships.
Gazzilli advice?
I play 2NT as a weak response with 3 suits short in spades.

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