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David Loeb
David Loeb
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 1, 2012
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Analyst for TheCommonGame on Mondays.  Proud father of the ACBL's 2013 Rookie of the Year, Kathleen Loeb.  

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning a Regional 4,700-10,000 Bracketed Swiss with my wife, daughter, and Allison Howard in my daughter's 10th week of playing bridge. She jumped from 10 to 18 masterpoints.
Bridge Accomplishments
Several overalls in NABC events, many regional and sectional wins.
Regular Bridge Partners
Maureen Loeb, Kathleen Loeb, Susi Ross, Robert Dennard
Member of Bridge Club(s)
De Land Bridge Club; North Orlando Bridge Center
Favorite Tournaments
Open Pairs
Favorite Conventions
Gazzilli, Transfers, Fit showing bids, Schuler Shift, Nebulous 2 Clubs
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
Maureen & David Loeb
2/1 GF, 1M-2R-2NT=6+M, 1!d-3!c=NAT INV, Xfers / NAT 1!c if allowed
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Susi Ross & David Loeb
2 over 1 GF, 1M-2x-2M = 6+M, 1M-2x-2NT=catchall
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Dennard-Loeb 2/1 GF
2/1 GF (or to 4m), Sound 1st & 2nd seats, 1M-2x-2NT = catch-all
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What is the standard for the meaning of this Auction?
Per the post, a double of an initial natural 2 overcall would be negative.
What is the standard for the meaning of this Auction?
An immediate double is Stayman. So responder denied a hand appropriate for Stayman. Since they didn't act initially, responder has a less than invitational hand.
What is the standard for the meaning of this Auction?
Same as a double of a natural 2 overcall. So it is takeout oriented and shows constructive but less than invitational values. I would expect 7-8 HCP.
Board 5 from the 04/15/2019 Common Game
Defense can be difficult, but shouldn't be on this hand. A well deserved bottom for the defenders.
Rebid after J2NT
The traditional Jacoby 2NT responses are terrible because they reveal to much on auctions where slam isn't in the picture and they sometimes preempt responder when opener has a balanced minimum. The traditional responses shouldn't be taught to new players just so they can play a bad method ...
Board 6 from the 03/18/2019 Common Game
Very amusing. Thanks for sharing. Quite the pass. 5S was an expensive bid whether doubled or pushing the opponents to slam.
1NT announcement when you upgrade for length?
Suggest you announce 14+ to 17 with occasional upgrades of 13 HCP hands
Tom Allan's bidding problem: AKJ5 --- J4 AT95432
Lacking a diamond control, I'm not eager to risk 4. I'll risk the huddle. Don't believe passing 3 is a logical alternative.
Underleading aces.
Under leading an Ace in the middle of the hand is often a good play. For example is declarer is going to establish a side suit for discards, you need to break the suit. If declarer has a holding like KJ doubleton, you will never take 2 tricks by leading ...
Board 8 from the 02/04/2019 Common Game
I always appreciate it when the opponents don't interfere.

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