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Aviv Shahaf
Aviv Shahaf
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
8 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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With what plan over partner’s 3?
Totally agree
BIT Ruling and Aftermath
Alex, Even though I’ve seen many “bad” bids and plays from world class players such as Meckstroth, Rosenberg, Helgemo and others, it doesn’t make me think I wouldn’t benefit from having them on my team.
Aviv Shahaf's bidding problem: AJ64 QJT6 985 97
Follow up question: Based on this poll, Do you consider Pass to be a Logical Alternative?
BIT Ruling and Aftermath
I would hope that a self respecting playing TD would know to bid 3NT in such a scenario and then they wouldn’t need to apologize or make any ruling...
BIT Ruling and Aftermath
I just want to repeat what I said on the other post: “IMO Passing is not a LA so if responder passed and caught partner with a hand that made that choice a success (I've seen players at the club make the 2NT bid with 14 hcp...) I would ...
Tom Townsend's lead problem: J9 K742 QJT954 6
ML: your point about declarer countering the diamond attack by ducking is (as you also acknowledge) one of the best arguments for a diamond lead. Not necessarily for the gain of tempo but more for the value of seeing dummy and possibly partner’s signal before deciding which Major to ...
Tom Townsend's lead problem: J9 K742 QJT954 6
My point is that your construction very conveniently places partner with only 1 diamond. Since partner is more likely to have 2+ than 1- diamonds, I believe that setting up diamonds is our best bet. The other point is that we already put pressure on the opponents and forced them ...
Tom Townsend's lead problem: J9 K742 QJT954 6
Isn’t dummy at least as likely to hold QTxx J9xx xx KQx?
How do you play 1M X p 2M?
Suit agreement or Game (either partner is allowed to Pass 3NT even if they didn’t agree on a suit...)

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