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Aviv Shahaf
Aviv Shahaf
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
37 minutes 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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Misinformation or not?
I don't think "Letter of the law" covers friendly kitchen bridge games.
KO: Waving the white flag not allowed? (ACBL)
John, how would you feel if the rules included an "Early Termination" clause. I don't believe that half time withdrawal should be allowed since anything that happened in the first half could be reversed in the second. I do believe that some matches can and should be called at ...
Another question about alerting when there's no agreement
I can understand not asking about the 2 bid, but once West later bids 3 and the opponents do not alert and then East bids 5 over 4 it is on South to find out what's going on before taking any further action. When South ...
KO: Waving the white flag not allowed? (ACBL)
I think the discretion of the DIC is needed to prevent unsportsmanlike dumping such as when a team wants to withdraw after one quarter without legitimate reason like a medical emergency. I believe there should be written rules about when a team is allowed to withdraw and also, more controversially ...
UI Ruling Question
Who the players are should not affect the ruling but what level of players they are should.
David Libchaber's bidding problem: JT42 QJ AQ5 AK42
If partner has 2 heart losers you will always end up defending 5H. If partner has a singleton (or void...) in hearts you might want to rethink the situation.
Yet another Jacoby 2nt ATB
It wouldn't be any better if you switch a low heart to a low card in any minor.
David Libchaber's bidding problem: JT42 QJ AQ5 AK42
Even though I don't expect partner to cooperate, even if they have good trumps and a Heart control, it's important to raise via the cue-bid to tell partner it is our hand and create a Forcing Pass position if the opponents choose to compete to 5.
Survey Says!
Steve, you have so many ways to raise spades --> 2/3/4/4/4 What kind of different raise do you need 2 for?
Balicki-Zmudzinski May Play Freely in EBL!
Ed, I happen to be one of those players who "just toss their cards in a pile", or more precisely, pile the cards neatly one on top of the other without using the cards to keep track of who won each trick, as long as at least one of the ...

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