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Aviv Shahaf
Aviv Shahaf
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
2 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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Polling Strength of 1m - 3N
Abstain! I refuse to play 1m - 2NT as "Invitational"... Edit: "Natural and Invitational" is what I meant.
How do you play this bid?
Most rules have exceptions... I also have the general mega rule that "all low level doubles are for takeout", yet I would assume partner is suggesting penalizing the opponents in 1M after: (1m) X (1M) X. Also, in your example the takeout Double is for 2 suits. You might say ...
How do you play this bid?
If it's silly then I simply don't make that bid.
How do you play this bid?
I just think simpler is better... If you play this double as "Takeout of Hearts" it gives partner a headache with the likely 3-5/4-3-3/2 weakish hand. If you play it as "Penalty" it leaves partner no room for error.
How do you play this bid?
You did not specify in the conditions that the opponents are "running" from anything. They could have heart tolerance or support for all we know. What criteria do you expect partner to use when judging whether to pull or convert your "extra showing" double?
How do you play this bid?
A. True, I may have to wait a very long time for the right hand. How long will you have to wait for the other types of hands that are suggested? B. I expect at least as high a rate of beating them as any other penalty double I make ...
How do you play this bid?
I guess I must be insane because not only it's not listed as an option but nobody else has even mentioned it. The only logical interpretation for this Double to me is "Penalty", or Lead directing. Opener may have a 2NT rebid with lots of defense and 4 good ...
Delayed spade overcall
we don't know if the hand includes "a longer minor" but we do know it must include "a short minor".
Delayed spade overcall
The point is what should Advancer do with 2 spades...
Report on Vote on Tie-breaking & follow up vote
instead of Arm-wrestling maybe "Speed Bridge", similar to the way they resolve ties at chess tournaments, is better. The bidding must end in 2 rounds and declarer must claim after trick 6.

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