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Aviv Shahaf
Aviv Shahaf
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
12 minutes 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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David Caprera's bidding problem: Qxx KJxx x K9xxx
That would be true opposite a 1 opening. I believe some adjustments are required for the given situation: Partner only made a favourable 1 level overcall. Both opponents have shown values. We have not limit our hand yet (it would have been different if we were a passed hand ...
Just out of curiosity, how did the play go to allow East to take 9 tricks in Hearts?
Missed slam
South did drive to slam but stopped short after finding out they are missing 1KC and the Trump Q.
Something seems wrong with the rules, no rectification needed
Dan, yes, I specifically refer to situations where the player believes an implicit agreement exists. Please note the first thing I said was that a player should never say what they "think" a bid means.
World-wide Pairs popularity
This is because there is a big charge per table for this event without any extra awards.
High-level competitive decision.
Abstain! This should be posted as a bidding problem and could also be posted additionally as a Lead problem.
Danny Sprung's bidding problem: T7 A862 JT6542 5
1NT! Winning the Non Vul race...
Something seems wrong with the rules, no rectification needed
Dan, if you believe you have an implicit agreement then you still need to alert, even though you never explicitly discussed it with partner (assuming that agreement require an alert under the charts). Of course if you are wrong about the meaning of the bid then the opponents are protected ...
Why the focus on "active ethics" is the death of bridge
That makes a lot more sense now... May I guess that Responder was also not a passes hand?
Carding Question
I second Dale, hence my abstain

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