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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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How do you adjudicate this claim?
On BBO either the claim is accepted or the non claiming side gets to continue with double dummy play
UI: What does it suggest? (Part 3b)
Marty, the point we are making (or at least the point that I was making) is not that I necessarily think that the hesitation suggest partner has a suit of his own. I think it is one of the things that might have caused Advancer to break tempo, and if ...
UI: What does it suggest? (Part 3b)
I would not discount Hearts as partner's suit... Partner doesn't need a solid 7 card suit, only a 5 card one (or a semi solid 5 card suit plus a side ace). The fact that we have 1 more heart is well compensated by the fact the opponents ...
How do you adjudicate this claim?
I gave the defense 2 tricks. One point that was not mentioned yet is that even though leading towards the King is the obvious "normal" play for only one loser, an imaginative declarer, who is convinced the Ace is offside, may try a deceptive Low spade from dummy, hoping that ...
How do you adjudicate this claim?
That's the point... Is playing a low spade from dummy merely "careless or inferior" or is it "not Normal"?
UI: What does it suggest? (Part 3b)
Phillip, The spade lead stands out not because it might set up the suit. It stands out because it is a safe lead and because declarer will often need to duck it and then we can make a much more educated decision regarding which of the other suits we want ...
UI: What does it suggest? (Part 3b)
"If partner's double would have called for the lead of a specific suit other than spades" then partner's BIT might suggest he needs the lead of one of the other suits and wanted to double but reconsidered when s/he realized doubling will stir you in the wrong ...
ATB: In competition, how much do you need to support partner's 2-level overcall?
Just out of curiosity Steve, how do you propose that South could have "invite"? It's true that logically a hand that couldn't overcall 1 should not be able to introduce Hearts at the 3 level, so 3 by South could be used as "invitation in spades ...
UI: What does it suggest? (Part 3b)
Any such successful lead... Edit add... I will obviously not "disallow" any such lead, since that will not be supported by any of the current laws, but I will adjust the score.
Another "what is standard?" poll
The reason I phrased it as I did was that 2NT can never be more optimal than 1NT...

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