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Aviv Shahaf
Aviv Shahaf
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
an hour 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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BW 2/1: Final Conclusions
"but have given up calling it drury when opponents ask." As well you should have since naming a convention is never the proper way of explaining your agreements. Also, you should describe what your partner is showing rather then what s/he is asking you to show. Pass - (Pass) - 1M ...
David Birds Inappropriate Comment
You might miss a better fit when Opener is 3=4=5=1
Your Opinions, Please
Or if we switch to electronic bidding (and play?)
Mikael Rimstedt's bidding problem: AJ652 AKJ873 T3 ---
Doesn't 5 specifically ask partner to bid a slam with a diamond control? Voila!
The point is not necessarily what partner was thinking about. It is that the thinking shows values which makes bidding much safer. The hesitation tells us that the opponents bidding to the 3 level is based on extra offense and not general extras. This is what makes bidding 3 ...
Partner forgets agreement/ UI/ Fielding a psych
encontrar Christopher... I would treat "Agreement disruption" by an established partnership more harshly than I would a new one. It is the disclosure by the New partnership which I emphasize. They know they are a new partnership and on shaky ground in many situations, and the opponents are entitled to ...
Partner forgets agreement/ UI/ Fielding a psych
I completely agree with David Burn! The simple fact is that a pickup partnership that only had 10 minutes to go over methods simply do not have firm agreements about anything. This is not similar to playing with a regular partner in a well established and practiced partnership. When you ...
Partner forgets agreement/ UI/ Fielding a psych
The reason you assumed partner "forgot" the agreement was that this was a pick up game and not an established partnership. The opponents were entitled to that knowledge too.
Partner forgets agreement/ UI/ Fielding a psych
The 3NT bidder action strongly suggest they did not have that agreement. Perhaps the previous day s/he was playing with someone else who put that on the card even though s/he doesn't play it with anyone else.
New suit forcing or not in competition after weak 2 opening?
"Probably best to play 3,d is hearts, 3 a game try in spades, 3 competitive" That would make the new suit bid Forcing (note that OP did not specify the bid has to be Natural)

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