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Aviv Shahaf
Aviv Shahaf
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
2 hours 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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You are now the King/Queen of the ACBL, what next?
Bring Bridge to the Digital age: Digital bidding and play Digital CC database Digital time keeping of every action.
How do you play this double?
How can one answer that question without knowing what 2 is? I can't imagine that this 2 overcall could just be "single suit spades not suitable for a 1 overcall"... In some of my partnerships the 2 bid would implicitly show 4 spades and 5 ...
Marching Towards Goofyville
The Preemptive jump was a very poor choice as an example for "comparable call". Imagine that the auction continued, after your Pass OOT was not accepted, with (Pass) 1 (Pass) to you. A Raise to 2 by you would be comparable with your OOT Pass.
Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: AK98x Jx KQ9xx x
What do you do with hands that want to accept the invitation but not sure which is the best strain?
Adjusted Master Points
Sound like an excellent idea to me.
David Yoon's bidding problem: AJ8xx J AKxx KQx
Excellent guess
Really bad or not 2?
I really don't like the option "I would never consider..." If you are a thinking bridge player then you would always at least "consider" the option of bidding 4. In fact, all the responses arguing for not bidding 4 clearly show that thought have been given to ...
David Libchaber's bidding problem: KT932 J6 QJ3 AKJ
I ReDouble! Oh wait, that was on my previous turn...
Memories of Margie
Margie had a heart as big as her personality. She mentored many up and coming juniors at the Culbertson Bridge Club which is sadly also not around any more. Calling Margie's style "solid" is an underbid... A minimum Margie 1M opening + Margie's "constructive" raise to 2M would give ...
Memories of Margie
Me three! (And I bet the list could go on to at least "me one thousand"...)

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