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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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Superior Defense to 2N Opener Showing both minors?
What are the advantages of this approach as opposed to 3 = Both Majors Strong and 3M Natural?
Ryan Connors's bidding problem: Q3 83 A964 AKQ93
I bid 3, then later if the opponents compete to 3 I can Double. I wonder what the Doublers plan is when the inevitable 3 bid gets back around to them...
Hesitation Blackwood
If you already shown your extras, and is known to hold the higher number, then partner is the captain and might be asking with fewer key cards (including Zero in some cases), so you have no choice but respecting their decision. If on the other hand you never showed any ...
Hesitation Blackwood
If the responder to KC already shown the extra values then they have to Pass. If the responder have undisclosed significant extras then Pass is not a LA when they have the upper number of KCs.
ACBLScore in a multiple monitor environment
Yes Display Fusion (DF) is a program with many options but once you set it once it should run smoothly without the need for any adjustments by the directors. I found the documentation very helpful when I was setting it up.
Would you double?
There are so many other factors that will determine whether I Double or not. Partner, Opponents, Pairs or Teams, How we are doing to that point, etc... For what its worth, depending on the conditions, I will take the same action with both hands.
ACBLScore in a multiple monitor environment
At Honors we have been using DisplayFusion to control what is displayed on the big screen monitor. The crucial setting is to make sure the Computrer screen is the default one and that any new window opens up there and not on the TV screen. After that the user controls ...
Do you want to be in 3N? (Part three)
I follow the revised Mittman Rule - "4 of a minor is always Forcing in Non Competitive Constructive auctions".
Do you want to be in 3N? (Part 2)
If I had the Ace of Hearts as in the first scenario I would want to be in 3NT With the current Hearts I would prefer the auction given above.
Do you want to be in 3NT?
I much rather be in 3NT than 4 or 5

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