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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.

Country
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
Avivs
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Simple Forcing Pass Situation?
Presumably Standard - From good single raise to not so good Limit raise...
If a hesitation can be unethical can a quick bid also?
If the reason you act "Quickly and Confidently" as opposed to Normal tempo without any theatrics is to influence the opponent's future action, then that is unethical. Only if you absentmindedly act quickly or slowly, you can say that there are no ethical issues.
Alex Perlin Wins Second BBO Robot Championship
Congratulation Alex! A true Bot Wisperer...
Director question
Kostas, while I appreciate your passion and enthusiasm, the process is not as simplistic as you describe.
Director question
How could you possibly make that statement without knowing the full deal?
Director question
First question you must answer is: Was there Misinformation? The answer on this one is... No! Assuming the players have the usual agreements that 2 shows Spades + minor and 2NT would have been for the minors, then East simply misbid and N/S were not misinformed about the 2 ...
Giorgio Provenza's bidding problem: AJ9872 3 KQT72 2
I can foresee possible tough choices later in the auction but what bid other than 2 could you possibly seriously consider at this turn?
Tom Townsend's bidding problem: KQJ6 K94 T93 T32
Simple solution to that - Don't Raise!
Minor suit bidding over notrump
If the opponents bid a suit then it is no longer "Uncontested auction".
Minor suit bidding over notrump
Of course you should use the gadget with all GF hands, minimal or not. The whole idea of this gadget is to avoid a hopeless 3NT when partner can't protect the short Major and help with Choice of Games decisions. Stopping in 4m should never be a part of ...
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