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Bridge Winners Profile for Aviv Shahaf

Aviv Shahaf
Aviv Shahaf
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
10 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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Adam Wildavsky's bidding problem: 752 AJT9 Q4 KQJ9
When we are Vulnerable it is not advised to be too aggressive in part score battles, so passing is indicated. I wouldn’t mind doubling if we were not Vul.
Phil Clayton's bidding problem: JTxx A Jxxx ATxx
Just for the record, I would have opened and wouldn’t have been ashamed if I had to put my hand down as dummy.
Richard Pavlicek's bidding problem: A 875 Q7432 KJ75
I totally agree with the initial Pass but I rather have acted over 1 than now...
Ok. A stupid question on a Wednesday evening.
Confession: I was West on that hand... I had a complete count on the hand and knew my partner had the Ace. I also knew declarer very well and was certain that if I lead my low card that declarer would finesse the Jack approx 100% of the times. Leading ...
Ok. A stupid question on a Wednesday evening.
Here is my nomination... NT single suit 2 card ending: Dummy ----- KJ Q2 ----------- -----------A3 Declarer ----54 West is on lead and leads the Q! Worst play ever? No! Declarer calls for the Jack After the Q holds and East wins the last trick with the Ace, declarer turns to East ...
SF BOD Motion
I also think that this “solution” of making the board larger in order to eventually make it smaller is ridiculous. Once a new “Regional Representative” is elected, and start their term, they should replace any “District Director/s” who previously represented the district/s in that zone. If the board ...
Michael Kopera's bidding problem: A6532 A2 JT6 J74
that's still an 8 card fit
Steve Bloom's bidding problem: 75 J72 J63 QT853
I would bid 4. (Hence my vote) If you want us to predict what a BBO robot would bid you should provide us with what the robot think the 3 bid shows (which you can get at the table before/after bidding 3)
Michael Kopera's bidding problem: A6532 A2 JT6 J74
Double with this follow up plan: If partner bids diamonds - take preference to Hearts If partner rebid Hearts - Raise If partner bids spades - Jump raise If partner bids 2NT - Raise to game (partner should not bid 2NT with sub minimum and questionable stopper)
Michael Kopera's bidding problem: T62 953 T AKQT73
If I had only one major stopped I would bid it. 3NT therefore deny a major suit stop since I wouldn’t have both stopped for a first seat favorable preempt...

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