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Aviv Shahaf
Aviv Shahaf
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Director
about me

I have been directing and teaching Bridge for the past 25 years.

Head of Directors for the 3 main Bridge clubs in New York City - Honors, Cavendish, Aces

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!
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Head of Directors For Honors, Cavendish, Aces
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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Undo or No undo ?
I voted for "Other" It depends on what was agreed in advance. In our match we agreed for that "Undo" will be granted only for obvious misclicks, so in our match we would allow this one. If the agreement was "No Undos" then it shouldn't matter that it was ...
Double Trouble
"Penalty" is just crazy talk...
Michael Kopera's bidding problem: K83 J93 J KQJT72
isn't it better to let partner "figure" out to bid a Major at the 2 Level?
Michael Kopera's bidding problem: T865 AK4 6543 A2
Regarding the "Law" - even if they have an 8 card fit, we most likely don't. The total trumps on this hand is 14 or 15.
Michael Kopera's bidding problem: T865 AK4 6543 A2
"and it isn't game" That!
Do defensive beers count if diamonds are trumps?
The rules I found state: "...for a defender... ...Diamonds must not be trumps (though some play that Doubled contracts are excluded)... ...if the contract is doubled, then 2 beers are earned. if the contract is Redoubled, then 4 beers are earned." Although "Redoubled" contracts are not specifically mentioned, in the ...
How do you interpret this double?
The Example he gave (A963-JT54-8-AT63) is a clear Double of 1
Ping Hu's lead problem: AT97 J543 K62 53
I join the Heart leaders but chose the 5 to discourage partner from continuing the suit.
How do you interpret this double?
Except that the auction is not over if you Pass 2...
Michael Kopera's bidding problem: --- 72 KQ964 KQ8754
If this hand was 5M-6m I’m sure everyone would have opened 1M. I apply the same logic here and open 1 so I can get both my suits in without needing to reverse. The closest alternative for me is to Pass and hope to bid an unusual NT ...

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