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Aviv Shahaf
Aviv Shahaf
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
just now
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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ACBL and psyching 1N. Again?
Michael, I advocated heavily against most of the silly regulations in the new charts. What good is advocating when even the people on the committee that agrees with you are telling you their hands are tied and are not willing to even try for more sensible regulations.
What do you call an 8 card suit?
Neither of these hands are good enough for namyatS
Paul Gipson's bidding problem: AK642 A A762 KJ9
I can try and bid it scientifically: 4 followed by RKC followed by correcting Hearts to Spades at any level... Or I can just take the shortcut and bid 7 now. I can’t come up with a hand that made a direct double of 2 vulnerable ...
Scramble or Good/Bad or other?
Except the auction here is: (2MM)... (I pick M) - X... which is not the same.
Scramble or Good/Bad or other?
This is fine without discussion but OP wants to know what is best for this specific sequence. Since a big part of all Lebensohl variations is the ability to show different hand types with the other Major, and this need is greatly reduced when Opener promised both Majors, I don ...
With what plan over partner’s 3?
Totally agree
BIT Ruling and Aftermath
Alex, Even though I’ve seen many “bad” bids and plays from world class players such as Meckstroth, Rosenberg, Helgemo and others, it doesn’t make me think I wouldn’t benefit from having them on my team.
Aviv Shahaf's bidding problem: AJ64 QJT6 985 97
Follow up question: Based on this poll, Do you consider Pass to be a Logical Alternative?
BIT Ruling and Aftermath
I would hope that a self respecting playing TD would know to bid 3NT in such a scenario and then they wouldn’t need to apologize or make any ruling...

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