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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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Bid after partner's break in tempo
Bob, this approach is fine ONLY if you summon the director yourself and demand that they make a judgment ruling.
To Show or Not To Show?
In a recently implemented software update the control software alerts the director if there are suspicious contracts. Lots of false negatives but still a great feature.
To Show or Not To Show?
How about a compromise... Don't show results during the first half of the game when they are utterly meaningless and then activate the feature for the second half.
Appeal from Kansas City
North said that if he knew that 2 showed Hearts then he would have bid 2 (and not 2) as lead directing on the way to raising diamonds. Do you still think West has a 3NT bid?
Wrong information?
If "The truth is that it was NEVER discussed such sequence." then the explanation of "it shows 2 unbid suits (majors)." is Misinformation.
Appeal from Kansas City
Not true Tom, the ruling was that even though there was MI, and that the MI caused damage, the result is not adjusted because North could have prevented the MI by asking about the non alerted 2 bid.
delayed XX runout showing a 3-suiter alertable ?
This depends on your agreements. If you have an explicit or implicit agreement, through discussion or past experience with that specific partner, that the 2 bid is "either length or shortness" and that the XX confirms "Shortness" then you need to alert both bids. If your agreement is that ...
Yiting Wins Women's Swiss
Finally high end Color Printing! Who said the ACBL is technologically challenged...
Verbeek Wins Jacoby Swiss
Go Patty! Congratulations to you and the rest of the team.
One more BIT from Platinum Pairs
I think what Ethan meant was that since the Slam was reached using UI, and then luckily made, that type of "luck" is not allowed. Ed is right that there is no reference to "luck" in the Laws...

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