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David Loeb
David Loeb
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 1, 2012
Last Seen
40 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Analyst for TheCommonGame on Mondays.  Proud father of the ACBL's 2013 Rookie of the Year, Kathleen Loeb.  

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning a Regional 4,700-10,000 Bracketed Swiss with my wife, daughter, and Allison Howard in my daughter's 10th week of playing bridge. She jumped from 10 to 18 masterpoints.
Bridge Accomplishments
Several overalls in NABC events, many regional and sectional wins.
Regular Bridge Partners
Maureen Loeb, Kathleen Loeb, Susi Ross, Robert Dennard
Member of Bridge Club(s)
De Land Bridge Club; North Orlando Bridge Center
Favorite Tournaments
Open Pairs
Favorite Conventions
Gazzilli, Transfers, Fit showing bids, Schuler Shift, Nebulous 2 Clubs
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
Maureen & David Loeb
2/1 GF, 1M-2R-2NT=6+M, 1!d-3!c=NAT INV, Xfers / NAT 1!c if allowed
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Susi Ross & David Loeb
2 over 1 GF, 1M-2x-2M = 6+M, 1M-2x-2NT=catchall
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Dennard-Loeb 2/1 GF
2/1 GF (or to 4m), Sound 1st & 2nd seats, 1M-2x-2NT = catch-all
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Cheating on BBO
In the North Orlando Bridge Center games, we are closely monitoring pairs for signs of unauthorized communication. We use Evernote to share notes of suspicious auctions. We are not looking for damage necessarily, just looking to document patterns. We tend to focus more on partnerships that are doing better on ...
Board 12 from the 05/25/2020 Common Game
You are correct.
Board 9 from the 05/25/2020 Common Game
You cannot be 4C. Given the major suit distribution a "crazy auction" is understandable. East-West did well to find their club fit. The question I have is why South passed your 1H opening. South has a good 6-card suit. Passing just makes it easy for the opponents. You are not ...
Board 7 from the 05/25/2020 Common Game
You are correct
Differentiate Forcing from Not?
You can have a 5-5 hand which doesn't merit Gazzilli, but wants to accept the invitation. Good to have a way to clarify choice of partials from choice of games.
Virtual Club Director Zoom presentation
Two of the problems on BBO are disclosure of failures to self alert or self announce, and providing misinformation. In a face to face club game, declarer or dummy would disclose these problems when the auction is over. A defender would disclose this after play completes. Either way, the director ...
Bidding in competition (when all players are bidding)
Most would play 1-1-2-3 as preemptive
Bidding in competition (when all players are bidding)
This is a complex area because there are several scenarios and a simple structure will not handle them well. There are many approaches. Partnership agreement is required. If responder bids a new suit at the 1-level, you might play a cue bid of opener's suit as an invitational+ raise ...
The New Jacoby-2NT
A picture bid shows shape and concentration of values. It shows or denies a control in a side suit.
Board 16 from the 03/02/2020 Common Game
If playing 2/1 Game Force, my preference would be to show the heart fit and cue bid to ensure partner has a club control before launching RKC.

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