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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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Director Ruling on Mis-Information
If the 2NT bid is always "Constructive" and never "Weak" it is highly unusual and unexpected. This is similar to the requirement to alert "Intermediate or better jump overcalls (2 or 3 level)"
Director Ruling on Mis-Information
With all due respect Roland, this is nothing but a silly hipotethical. How many partnerships do you know that play the 2NT overcall as "Constructive"? In fact, how many partnerships do you know that ever discussed the "constructivness" of their Unusual 2NT overcalls beyond maybe the point of "Weak or ...
Director Ruling on Mis-Information
Joe, you are wrong about your "case 1" If they didn't ask about a Non alerted bid because they assumed that it had the normal non alertable meaning then they clearly would get redress for MI when the opponents were playing a "not so common" and alertable treatment.
Director Ruling on Mis-Information
I never said anything about not allowing players to use any information that is available to them but since you asked... I Am the head TD for the biggest bridge club in the US and I have been dealing with this "I have the right to ask" crap for over ...
Director Ruling on Mis-Information
And that information was needed for a hand that has a good raise of partner's major how? What difference can it possibly make for Responder if the 2NT bid could be made on "6-10 or 16+.. (or) ...8+... (or) least 5-5... (or) ...often 5-4"? Despite your strenuous disagreement ...
Director Ruling on Mis-Information
Joe asked: "I still want to know what *more* the NOS was supposed to do to protect themselves.(?)" The answer is not what "more" but what "less"... If they didn't ask about normal non-alerted bid they wouldn't have gotten a confused abnormal response and no misinformation would have ...
Director Ruling on Mis-Information
John, Regarding "Two Lowest" vs "minors" - it is much better to look at the CC then asking. Regarding style - how many non expert partnerships do you know that have agreements about how many cards the bid shows? In fact, how many non expert players do you know that ever gave ...
Director Ruling on Mis-Information
Do you ask about every non alerted bid by your opponents? 1M (2NT)... no alert... what exactly is there to ask about? This is almost universally show "Two Lowest unbid suits" or in other words "Both minors". If a partnership has a different agreement regarding the 2NT bid they need ...
Director Ruling on Mis-Information
What prompt LHO to ask about the 2NT bid? Sometimes when you ask silly questions you get silly answers...
A hand from Wroclaw
And how do you plan to get back to dummy later to take the Finesse?

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