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David Loeb
David Loeb
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 1, 2012
Last Seen
an hour ago
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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Ask follow-up of 1S-3C
If you're playing a 1NT forcing response, there isn't much need for a special bid for a 3-card raise. If you're playing a 1NT semi-forcing response, opener may pass sometimes when you have a 3-card limit raise. This isn't necessarily bad. A notrump contract may score ...
Ask follow-up of 1S-3C
Does the 3-card raise promise shortness? Do you have a way to show an invitational response with long clubs?
Does this auction imply a club stopper?
3NT shows a stopper.
Board 16 from the 12/18/2017 Common Game
Not a fan of bypassing 3NT with a jump to 4. It does work well on this board.
Board 16 from the 12/18/2017 Common Game
South should open 1 and then jump to 3. North will try their luck in 3NT. 3NT is down 1 on the Queen lead, worse on a major suit lead and the 10 through declarer.
Board 11 from the 12/18/2017 Common Game
Agree with your points. 2NT structure should be on after 2-2-2NT. North would have done well to lead from their honor sequence, not 4th best.
Board 19 from the 12/11/2017 Common Game
Kokish should help because it allows West to show their full distribution.
Board 19 from the 12/11/2017 Common Game
Suggested auction: 2 (artificial, strong) - 2 (waiting) 2 - 2 3 - 4 (cue bid) 4NT - 5 (2 key cards, Q) 5NT (all key cards, specific Kings ask) - 5 (K, no K or K) At this point, West can count 11 tricks. ruffs ...
Board 18 from the 12/11/2017 Common Game
Opening light in 3rd seat is a common winning tactic. 1 is hardly lead directional, but since you planned to compete in diamonds, it is reasonable. You certainly didn't make an illegal bid. While it is more difficult to bid accurately after the opponents open the bidding, North-South ...
Board 12 from the 12/04/2017 Common Game
It is reasonable for N-S to compete to 3. West's decision to go low missed a game, but with the Queen onside 3 doubled was worth 99% of the matchpoints. Even if the Queen was offside, down 1 doubled would have been a great board since few ...

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