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Aviv Shahaf
Aviv Shahaf
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
9 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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Down Under Coup
Playing the Ace let us remove the spade from dummy which takes away South's winning Q exit. The difference is that in a Dentist Coup we remove one of the opponent's cards but in an Orthodontist Coup we remove one of our own... Beautiful observation Michael.
Mikael Rimstedt's bidding problem: KT87542 Q3 KT9 K
The opponents found their fit I have 1 more spade and at least 2 less clubs than I could have had. I have no Aces. The Qx might be useful on offense with partner's Hearts but not so much on defense with RHO expected fit and heart shortness. If ...
What is the best Grosvenor Gambit you've seen?
Not a Grosvenor but all these stories about false carding with KJ reminded me of this gem. It is either the best defensive or worse declarer play, you be the judge... It was a defensive 1 suit double-dummy 2 card end position (position was known to defenders from bidding and ...
Transfers after intervention
Then why did you?
What is the percentage return at trick two?
Suit preference...
Definition of a penalty double
It means: "I think you will fail in your attempt to make your contract and that the score we get from doubling you is better then any score that is available to us on offense" Why I think that, is not part of the definition of the penalty double.
David Libchaber's bidding problem: J7 KQ652 Q9863 8
I don't understand the 2NT bidders. While it's true that it shouldn't be natural and therefore shows "2 places to play", it gives up on penalizing the 2 bidder when partner has the appropriate hand and our passed hand status makes Doubling and pulling 3 ...
In the Well: Mikael and Ola Rimstedt
Hello guys, It was a pleasure meeting both of you in person when you each made an appearance in NY (on separate occasions) and congratulations for all your past and many more future achievements. A. What is your favorite non bridge book? B. What is your favorite movie? C. What ...
In the Well: Mikael and Ola Rimstedt
Forgive my interruption but I may have some useful advise... I found out that the most common technique used by experienced players to get inexperienced players off their game is by controlling the tempo of play. Some players play super fast to catch you off guard. To counter that simply ...
slipstream or backwash? common Game 27
It might be too early in the morning for me but I don't see how west is under any pressure keeping H KJx with declarer on lead with x AQx...

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