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David Loeb
David Loeb
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 1, 2012
Last Seen
April 18
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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Gerben Dirksen's bidding problem: AKQ875 AJ8 K3 85
Why wouldn't 4 be natural? 18+ points, 6+ diamonds
Board 9 from the 04/16/2018 Common Game
Normally, a jump to 4 is preemptive showing a hand like Kxxxx xxx \dx \cxxxx. If you are aware of the possibility your partner has an opening hand for their 4 response, it is best to alert your opponents of the potential of responder holding an opening hand ...
Board 5 from the 04/16/2018 Common Game
4NT would be regular Blackwood for many. To RKC for hearts, you need to set hearts as trump. Even so, 5 gave North-South a chance for a top.
fast arrival
I voted that South's hand is too good for fast arrival, but recommend you drop fast arrival opposite an unlimited hand. There are many times when a slam is possible opposite a minimum opener, but the 5-level isn't necessarily safe. Fast arrival forces you to guess. Why not ...
two weak 2 openers
I voted both assuming a 2M response is NF.
Per Karen's article, 2NT then cue bid is a GF with 4 and no stopper. 2NT then 3NT is same with a stopper.
Karen Walker's lebensohl article is quite good. Using her recommended agreements, West can lebensohl and then bid 4 to make a slam try in the rounded suits. The actual auction sounds like a slam try in hearts. East should definitely cooperate. Without agreements ...
West's cue bid should be looking for 4-card heart support. When West bids 4 over 4, East should assume West was looking for slam if East has 4 hearts. East has 4 hearts, 3 key cards, a good 5-card suit, and shortness. East cannot pass 4.
Sorta Like Gazilli
Not like Gazzilli. It seems like a modified version of Bart or Lisa.
Opinion on a director's ruling.
West didn’t show a spade control. Why would East cue bid without a spade control?

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