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Aviv Shahaf
Aviv Shahaf
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
5 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.

Country
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
Avivs
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Properly explaining a transfer accept
If accepting the transfer is the only option with “10 to 12 Balanced” then why even mention that you have “2 to 5 Hearts”? That addition is redundant when you already announce a “balanced” hand and is only relating to your own transfer bid and not to partner’s hand ...
What is the correct call?
Misuses was the word you were looking for I believe...
What is the correct call?
The director’s job is to determine which card declarer intended to play. Either declarer misspoke or declarer misaimed his finger. Only the declarer knows which is the case and the director should ask the declarer to clarify. Since this is a case of conflicting designations, and not of declarer ...
What Does This Double Mean?
Yes Mike, 8 trumps for us and 8 trumps for them does not mean 8 tricks for each side, even if there are 16 tricks available to both sides on the deal. Generally you should only make a Penalty Double when you expect a 2+ trick set. Doubling the opponents ...
What Does This Double Mean?
It says: "If you have full values for your overcall let's make them pay! but if you made one of your frequent light overcalls then get the hell out of Kansas..."
David Caprera's bidding problem: 5 AQ86 8542 AK75
I would if I it was part of the methods. But thanks for mentioning it
Do you adjust?
OP states that “North broke tempo, acknowledged by N/S” If N/S acknowledged the BIT then it must have been much longer than the required 10 seconds so the only relevant point is whether Pass of 4 is a LA to South.
David Caprera's bidding problem: 5 AQ86 8542 AK75
I could live with shading the standard 8 to 10 range for a 1NT advance but this hand is just too strong for that. I don’t like 2NT without a real stopper and a possible misfit. Bidding 2 is the smallest lie and has the advantage of keeping ...
Does UI have to be helpful to count?
If we “Believe South’s statement absolutely” then we cant rule that bidding 4 is not a LA.
Does UI have to be helpful to count?
Gonzalo, The UI tells us that opener's hand does not fit well with a "Fit Showing" Raise when in fact the spade holding of the actual hand is Ax...
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