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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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Defense against short club and transfer responses
I think Transfer/Transfer is the best defense XX = 4+ Hearts 1 = 4+ Spades 1 = Clubs 1NT = Natural 2 = Good Diamond raise Etc...
Foul is Fair
Only 4 Pages??? (1 liners do not count)
Director call - have I missed something?
MR: “that is the sort of thing that should be classified as 'at your own risk'.‘ The laws refer to it (the hesitation) as “...could have known...” which I believe overrides “at your own risk”, definitely for the side that hesitated.
Director call - have I missed something?
The right time to think about the diamond play was before calling a card from dummy to trick one. Declarer should take the time when dummy comes down to form a general plan of play and think about how they will tackle each suit when the time comes. If later ...
Director call - have I missed something?
Very well said Gerben. I agree 100%.
Noble Shore's bidding problem: Tx KT9x Kxx AJxx
I smell a rat... Sorry LHO, I’m not saving you
Noble Shore's bidding problem: xxx JTxx xx Qxxx
I don’t believe that partner is asking for my opinion or expecting any tricks from my hand. There is nothing worse for partnership moral than a hand like this overruling partner and turning +500 into -800...
Unusual over unusual
Against Unusual 2NT opening (or 2NT overcall of our nebulous 1m opening) it is much more important to be able to show different hand types that contain both other suits. Option 1: Double = Penalty oriented 3 = Both Majors with Longer/Better Hearts (typically 4+/5+) 3 = Both Majors ...
Mikael Rimstedt's bidding problem: QJT87 AQT87 T 54
How would you convince partner you don't have a good Diamond Raise?
how many spades?
I would have bid 3 and then sell out to 4...

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