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Aviv Shahaf
Aviv Shahaf
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
14 minutes 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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A new type of regionals
There might be too many Regionals, I'm not sure as I haven't spent any time researching it, however... Trying to make Regionals similar to nationals is a huge mistake. The whole idea of Regionals is (not surprisingly) to serve the population in a specific Region. Other than Gatlinburg ...
The main issue will be to convince authorities (outside down under) to allow such methods...
Director Ruling
Or we can stop this nonsense and change the rules to treat all these situations as MI. The fact that the laws make it that when one partner forgets it is treated as MIsinformation and when the other forgets it is treated as misbid is just wrong.
Mikael Rimstedt's bidding problem: AJ Q942 T3 T7643
If you never issue a ticket your opponents will keep speeding
David Libchaber's bidding problem: T4 Q6 KJT984 AK8
How do you expect a serious answer without providing any relevant system agreements... If 2 is Forcing - 2 If 2 is Constructive but NF - 3 If 2 is of the Negative Free Bids family - Pass
What does 4NT mean here?
Randy, the Quantitative values that the bid is asking for are not all strength related. Opener needs to also look at diamond holding, quality of the spade suit as source of tricks, Quality of club suit, etc.
ATB - doubled partial score making
"you don't let them play a fit unmolested at the 2 level" I totally agree when they have a known 8 card fit but why should we assume this is the case when Advancer merely took a preference.
Down Under Coup
Playing the Ace let us remove the spade from dummy which takes away South's winning Q exit. The difference is that in a Dentist Coup we remove one of the opponent's cards but in an Orthodontist Coup we remove one of our own... Beautiful observation Michael.
Mikael Rimstedt's bidding problem: KT87542 Q3 KT9 K
The opponents found their fit I have 1 more spade and at least 2 less clubs than I could have had. I have no Aces. The Qx might be useful on offense with partner's Hearts but not so much on defense with RHO expected fit and heart shortness. If ...
What is the best Grosvenor Gambit you've seen?
Not a Grosvenor but all these stories about false carding with KJ reminded me of this gem. It is either the best defensive or worse declarer play, you be the judge... It was a defensive 1 suit double-dummy 2 card end position (position was known to defenders from bidding and ...

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