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David Loeb
David Loeb
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 1, 2012
Last Seen
12 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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Board 19 from the 12/11/2017 Common Game
Kokish should help because it allows West to show their full distribution.
Board 19 from the 12/11/2017 Common Game
Suggested auction: 2 (artificial, strong) - 2 (waiting) 2 - 2 3 - 4 (cue bid) 4NT - 5 (2 key cards, Q) 5NT (all key cards, specific Kings ask) - 5 (K, no K or K) At this point, West can count 11 tricks. ruffs ...
Board 18 from the 12/11/2017 Common Game
Opening light in 3rd seat is a common winning tactic. 1 is hardly lead directional, but since you planned to compete in diamonds, it is reasonable. You certainly didn't make an illegal bid. While it is more difficult to bid accurately after the opponents open the bidding, North-South ...
Board 12 from the 12/04/2017 Common Game
It is reasonable for N-S to compete to 3. West's decision to go low missed a game, but with the Queen onside 3 doubled was worth 99% of the matchpoints. Even if the Queen was offside, down 1 doubled would have been a great board since few ...
Board 13 from the 11/20/2017 Common Game
West has no interest in defending 2. Double could be played as takeout or Stayman. Either way doubling seems best, planning to pass partner's response.
John Moschella's bidding problem: KJxx AQ8xx T Kxx
Since I would bid game opposite a 3-card limit raise, I cannot pass 1NT. Lacking the strength to reverse, 2 is the only viable option.
Board 5 from the 10/30/2017 Common Game
3 is quite a view by East opposite an unpassed hand. E-W could easily have a heart or spade game. If the auction begins 1-3, South knows North has at least 4 diamonds. A 4 cue bid in support of diamonds should propel North-South to slam.
John Moschella's bidding problem: AKQ QJ8xxx --- J9xx
2 has the upside of limiting North's hand and obstructing an advance to 2. A club game is possible opposite a 1NT response. Rebidding 2 allows the partnerships to compete in clubs or find a club game. Diamonds could easily be responders suit. Rebidding 2 ...
Board 6 from the 10/23/2017 Common Game
Thanks for sharing. Failing to bid 4 and then leading out of turn is a recipe for a low board.
Board 3 from the 10/16/2017 Common Game
North's LTC of 6 suggests accepting the invitation. North's 16 Support Points merits a downgrade for the doubleton honors. Even so, many would reasonably accept the game try. At worst, North's hand is worth a counter game try.

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