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Aviv Shahaf
Aviv Shahaf
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
an hour 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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Do YOU play any of the "Worst Conventions?"
All these polls are pretty useless as it all depends on how the convention is structured and the entire bidding system. Few examples: Having the agreement that a 4 bid is always "Gerber" is terrible but agreeing that a direct jump to 4 over a Natural 1NT or ...
King Please or Thank you?
Michael, this usually happens when dummy comes down and declarer realizes s/he has a lot of work to do. They start thinking about the complicated hand and at some point take a mental break to thank partner. They then resume thinking about the hand until they are ready to ...
King Please or Thank you?
I have observed this type of delayed "Thank you" many times at high levels.
King Please or Thank you?
I listened to the audio many times using high end head set and can say with about 95% certainty that declarer said "Thank you". Then I watched the video on a 5K screen and that enforced my belief that declarer said "Thank you" since both declarer and dummy did not ...
While that might be true, anyone who doesn't make a stronger raise with the West hand simply doesn't understand Bridge...
What do you think?
John, Let's say that you are playing that 2 over 1M is GF, either natural or balanced and 1NT over 1M is 100% Forcing but does not include GF hands. Does the 1NT response to 1M any less "Forcing" than the 2 response just because it is ...
correct director call
Almost complete... If the offender chooses to bid a suit, and later ends on defense, then Declarer can't forbid the lead of that suit.
What do you think?
John, don't confuse "Forcing" with "Strong" or "Artificial" Would your opponents also be "P.O'd" if the uncontested auction goes 1 - 1NT, 3 and they inquire about 3 which you explain as "Natural and Forcing to Game" (let's assume you are not playing Gazily ...
Prealert? Nothing? Something else?
Yu, I agree that when you alert a bid and the opponents do not ask (wrong behavior on many levels) then you have the right to assume that they already "know" your system, and don't need to elaborate. My main concern is with non alertable bids which gives you ...
What do you think?
John, "rarely bidding" or "sometime bidding" or "frequently bidding" etc. is a style. "Always bidding" is a system

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