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Aviv Shahaf
Aviv Shahaf
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
4 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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Arrest made in Barry Crane Murder Case
Next to last one hopefully...
2H and 2S in fourth seatrd s
Would you Pass AKxxxx xxx Qxx x?
Poll Regarding Drop-Ins from Soloway to Blues
A Bye? Absolutely not! Qualifying via making it to the Semi Finals of the Soloway? IMHO absolutely yes!
Michael Kopera's bidding problem: J74 QT6542 Q853 ---
Well if you Pass there is a good chance the opponents will scramble for you. If you ReDouble for SOS you can scramble all you want but at the end you will get doubled and go for a number.
Meaning of 1S-1N-4C
DB: “I don’t have any particularly strong views...” We love you David but this just made me laugh so hard.
Meaning of 1S-1N-4C
One of our players likes to wear funny T shirts. A favorite of his is: “Let’s Eat, Grandma!” And right below it: “Commas save lives”
What would be comparable?
I’m not sure why everyone are complicating a fairly simple situation. A bid is comparable if it falls under one of: 1. It has the same or similar meaning to the cancelled call 2. It defines a subset of the cancelled call 3. It has the same purpose as ...
What do you say if anything?
Except when the partner of the 3 bidder ups it one more. Trying to play your opponents has other risks...
Do you adjust?
OP mentions that “Skip Bid Warnings”, such as a Stop card, are not in use. They say nothing about mandatory pauses after a skip bid. I’m not aware of any jurisdiction who does not acknowledge the need for extra time in some scenarios, such as a jump shift at ...
Properly explaining a transfer accept
If accepting the transfer is the only option with “10 to 12 Balanced” then why even mention that you have “2 to 5 Hearts”? That addition is redundant when you already announce a “balanced” hand and is only relating to your own transfer bid and not to partner’s hand ...

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