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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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How should the director rule
Chris, Do you think West would have bid the same if North asked about the 3 bid and East responded “It is a Natural preempt with about 7 clubs” and then continued to bid 3 and 4 over 4?
Mindful revoke
Ed, for me its the other way around... If the laws of the game requires ignoring or violating Active Ethics then the rules of the game are fundamentally flawed.
How should the director rule
West had UI from East’s alerts and explanations. A poll would help but it looks like West had other options over 3 and over 4 and that the 4 and 5 bids were heavily influenced by the UI. I would likely adjust the score to ...
Mindful revoke
If I was the declarer then like David I would have called attention to my revoke, called the director and entered 3NT -1 in the Bridgemate. If I was the West player in a similar revoke scenario, I would inform the director that I refuse to accept the prescribed 1 ...
How far do you have to go in "protecting" your opponents?
John, How would you rule if the players act as you suggest and one of the non offenders say they need the director because they might have acted differently and later their partner makes a play based on that information? If the offenders call the director, as they should, then ...
How far do you have to go in "protecting" your opponents?
Only the director can reopen the auction and allow the opponent who passed last to change their call, which is why the director should be summoned by the side that created the misinformation. The director should also talk to the non offending players away from the table to find out ...
How far do you have to go in "protecting" your opponents?
North should have waited till the end of the auction and then, since his side was declaring, say: "Please do not lead, we need the director since my partner may have given you misinformation. DIRECTOR PLEASE!" It is the responsibility of the side that gave misinformation to summon the director ...
David Caprera's bidding problem: QT752 53 K6 AK85
No one said you can't... like any agreement, being more precise helps partner better evaluate their choices, especially when passing it out for penalty is a serious consideration. If you could have any number of hearts for this Double than partner will make the wrong decision many times when ...
David Caprera's bidding problem: QT752 53 K6 AK85
you could have voted for 5NT...
David Caprera's bidding problem: QT752 53 K6 AK85
Some might argue that it should show exactly 2 Hearts.

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