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David Loeb
David Loeb
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 1, 2012
Last Seen
April 2
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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The New Jacoby-2NT
A picture bid shows shape and concentration of values. It shows or denies a control in a side suit.
Board 16 from the 03/02/2020 Common Game
If playing 2/1 Game Force, my preference would be to show the heart fit and cue bid to ensure partner has a club control before launching RKC.
Board 1 from the 02/10/2020 Common Game
The advance to 2S dramatically understates the offensive potential of North's hand. North knows there is a big fit and shortness in both hands. If South is weak, 4S has preemptive value. If South has a decent hand, the 2S advance will likely lead to a missed game. If ...
Some 1430 questions
Not sure about the percentages, but you want the queen ask to be forcing if you are looking for a grand. If you are worried about the trump Queen for a slam, you always use the Queen ask. Since the trump King was part of the RKC answer, there is ...
Board 6 from the 01/13/2020 Common Game
The 4 bid shows a suit playable opposite a void. It therefore sets the trump suit. So North's 4 bid is a cue bid in support of hearts.
The New Jacoby-2NT
I like it when the opponents obstruct their game forcing auction opposite an unlimited partner. If you prefer your partner avoid awkward guesses, please take a look at:
Help needed with a player upset with a director's ruling
I'm not a fan of the balancing 3 bid. Given West's silence, passing seems best. However, doesn't East have the right to know North-South have an implicit agreement to make weak raise with weak hands as well as hand which are constructive? Sometimes better than constructive ...
Help needed with a player upset with a director's ruling
It is common to play a raise to 2 as constructive after an overcall. That creates a negative inference on the ceiling for a weak jump raise. Certainly tactical considerations come into play.
Help needed with a player upset with a director's ruling
The full auction was: P-P-1C-1H 3C-P-P-3H 4C-P-5C- all pass A heart was led. Declarer took just 11 tricks. Yes, declarer should make 12 tricks on a heart lead.
Board 15 from the 12/02/2019 Common Game
A diamond lead and continuation breaks up the squeeze.

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