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Aviv Shahaf
Aviv Shahaf
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
5 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Director
about me

I have been directing and teaching Bridge for the past 25 years.

Head of Directors for the 3 main Bridge clubs in New York City - Honors, Cavendish, Aces

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!
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Head of Directors For Honors, Cavendish, Aces
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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What is Normal?
Thanks for all the responses. The player we ruled against is now satisfied it was the correct ruling...
2NT natural or not.
I have a simple rule in competition: "2NT is NEVER Natural"
Phil Clayton's bidding problem: 763 T87542 A K73
I bid 5NT with the plan of correcting 6m to 6
What Are We Going To Do About Slow Play?
I think this approach is wrong if it doesn’t take into account the difficulty level of the boards played. On some boards only one side has decisions to make, both in the bidding and in the play. Any decent time monitoring should be able to take that into account.
What Are We Going To Do About Slow Play?
Directors do not need to roam the floor and scout for late tables anymore. The Bridgemate control software shows you what board each table is on. All the director/s need to do is look which tables have not started the last board when there are 6 minutes left in ...
What Are We Going To Do About Slow Play?
What Are We Going To Do About Slow Play?
Not sure I understand... Are you suggesting that if a pair takes 8 minutes on average they should get penalized if they took 9 minutes but a pair that takes 6 minutes on average get the same penalty if they took 7 minutes?
What Are We Going To Do About Slow Play?
Did you happen to see how fast was the pair they were following?
Are you for or against a play-off match for third place?
Okan, if the matches are full day long then it’s quite possible that there are other events on the day following the Semi-Finals.
Suit Agreement and Slam Move after 2NT Open
“I might not be willing to do that if partner showed spades and my other suit is hearts.” Can you construct such a hand that would have started with Stayman?

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