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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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ATB Common Game hand
While South made few inferior choices, the worst bid was 4 by North. I voted 50-50 since the two factors more or less balance themselves.
Style Poll
I agree with the general idea but not with the ranges. 8-11 with a 4 card suit is what should be expected. The 8-11 is "Total Points", not necessarily HCP, so when I have a 5 card suit or other distributional values (such as 4-4-4-1 shape for example) I might ...
Style Poll Part 2
Or alternatively, "I hope winning seven tricks with spades as trumps will score better than winning 5 tricks with Hearts as trumps"
Style Poll Part 2
I assume the 4 spades are "cards" and based on the auction they should be working... Also, "based on the auction", we must have some working cards or else we must be playing with a 25 point deck.
Style Poll
Auction 1 shows extra distribution, but not necessarily 6th trump, in an otherwise minimum hand. There are many ways to invite but only one reasonable way to make it hard for Responder to compete. Auction 2 does not show more than 4.
Club policy legal?
Ron, The White section at Honors plays Bridge at a high level which probably equals an Open Pairs at a Regional or the first day of an NABC+ event. The other Open sections also plays Bridge but the level of play is not as high (only better than 90+% of ...
Mikael Rimstedt's bidding problem: 4 AKQ75 J98743 4
4 If we play "Leaping Michaels". 3 If we don't.
Your call after 2!c opener’s penalty double
Abstain! What makes this anything other than a plain bidding problem?
David Moss's bidding problem: KQJT62 JT972 --- A2
I would bid 2 if we are playing Gazily
Things Bridge Winners could change?
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