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Aviv Shahaf
Aviv Shahaf
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
an hour 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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How penalty-oriented is this double?
I agree with John and use the same rule
Slow double - should I pull anyway?
Mike, what you are suggesting is Harakiri (the Japanese art of taking ones own life) and is contrary both to the laws and the spirit of the game. A player should always try to achieve the best score possible via legal actions. If you “know” the director will rule against ...
UI or not?
"I think most weak players know what an SOS redouble is, and I can't imagine anyone, however weak, intending this as for blood." DOUBLE!
Missing alert
“LAW16 AUTHORIZED AND UNAUTHORIZED INFORMATION A. Players’ Use of Information 1.A player may use information in the auction or play if:... ...(c) it is information specified in any law or regulation to be authorized or, when not otherwise specified, arising from the legal procedures authorized in these laws and ...
Missing alert
While I agree with your first example I believe that, even without discussing Lebensohl, the second auction would be taken as Stayman, which while asking partner if they have a 4 card major, is a far cry from showing both Majors.
Missing alert
That still does not address the unfair gains that were bestowed upon the offenders...
Missing alert
"Just more evidence why the Laws, as they now stand, need revision." Could not agree more!
Missing alert
from the ACBL Alert procedure: "Most cuebids are not Alertable. However, any cuebid which conveys a very unusual or unexpected meaning still requires an Alert. Example: 1-2-P-2 If the 2 bid is a heart raise with values or some constructive hand, no Alert is required. If ...
Missing alert
The regulations actually do have, and did have at the time, the clause that cue-bids with highly unexpected meaning should be alerted. There is also the question of what should be the correct definition of the bid: “cue-bid” or “Transfer”? If the structure the pair used was that: 2 ...
Missing alert
I do believe the majority of us believe that the bid should have been alerted under the rules in place at the time. I would concede that it is a tougher question whether it is UI or AI if the bid does not require an alert.

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