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Aviv Shahaf
Aviv Shahaf
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
3 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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MANFIELD Wins Mixed Teams
Congrats to the winners, especially Michael and Debbie who are donating so much of their time to promote our game.
David Moss's bidding problem: Q32 T864 Q965 J6
I switched my answer from bidding to passing.
David Moss's bidding problem: Q32 T864 Q965 J6
This is a completely different scenario. In the first poll we were Vul vs Non Vul Here we are the Non Vul side.
Double after non-stopper-showing NT
On the given auction Double is takeout. Something like 2-4-5-2 or 2-4-4-3 or somewhat less likely 2-5-4-2 or even 2-5-3-3 (with the plan of correcting 2 to 2). Double would be Penalty if the auction was: 1m (Pass) 1NT (Double), Pass (2) Double...
Opener's rebid -- Forcing?
In the uncontested sequence: 1 - 1, 1 - ? The 1 rebid by Opener is as Forcing as the 1 opening...
David Moss's bidding problem: Q32 T864 Q865 J6
I Pass and then Pass again if 3 gets back to me. If partner can't show extras then I'm not going anywhere. Now if partner hesitates over 3...
Nigel, The refusal to play should clearly apply to players or pairs that were convicted by a bridge organization, even if that conviction was later overturned by a non bridge court. I also believe that a player or pair should be temporarily suspended if they are formally accused, and is ...
The idea is that everyone refuses to play them and that would leave the organizers two options: disqualify everyone or disqualify that pair... This is like the folklore tale about the father who had ten sons and was terminally ill. He summoned them to see him for the last time ...
Why does Harvard hate bridge?
I believe they also have chess and Go clubs. These two games and Bridge are recognized as Mind Sports, maybe it's worth demanding the same treatment for Bridge as the other two. Also, have you tried to play the Olympic recognition card? If you do that and it gets ...
Michael Kopera's bidding problem: Q7 QT7532 JT8 Q9
I would actually consider the risk of helping the opponents much greater at matchpoints where an extra undertrick on defense would cost you half a board.

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