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Aviv Shahaf
Aviv Shahaf
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
22 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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New suit forcing or not in competition after weak 2 opening?
"Probably best to play 3,d is hearts, 3 a game try in spades, 3 competitive" That would make the new suit bid Forcing (note that OP did not specify the bid has to be Natural)
Another ruling case
What is the correct ruling? The original term was "Convention Disruption" but I later changed it to "Agreement Disruption" so it will not be limited only to "Conventions" but to any type of system forgets. Please note that the current (and past) laws do not recognize this term...
What is the correct ruling?
A perfect example of "Agreement Disruption". The sooner the regulators realizes that these situations should be treated as "No Solid Agreement", and therefore MI, the better.
What is the correct ruling?
How did the director determine what was the actual agreement?
Alert Question
It's never going to be illegal to open 1NT with less than 10 HCP. It's only illegal to have an agreement to open 1NT with less than 10 HCP.
Alert Question
"...most good players will open this hand..." That means it can't be "Highly unusual and unexpected". Basically, as others have mentioned, this is a common 3rd seat psych, although most "Good Players" will not wait for a Yarborough and/or limit their occasional psych to only opening 1NT. It ...
What is this double?
The Double is Penalty and has no lead connotation. Partner believes that they are going down (more than 1...) regardless of what we lead. BTW, if you want to know what the Double means then just post the auction without giving a hand. If you want to know what others ...
Our rules allow such corrections until the Monthly report is sent to the ACBL. I usually wait a day or two (unless the 1st of the Month is on Friday) before I do the monthly reporting to allow more time for such corrections from the last couple of days of ...
Director's explanations on comparable calls
Here is a thought... Electronic Bidding! (and Electronic Play while wer'e at it...) No more Bids out of turn! No more Insufficient bids! No more Revokes! No more any other illegal mechanical actions! And, No more need for "Comparable"...

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