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Aviv Shahaf
Aviv Shahaf
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
6 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.

Country
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
Avivs
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Fourth suit forcing of passed hand
These questions cannot be answered without knowing the framework of your bidding system. In some partnerships we play 1m - 2M shows both Majors with equal or longer spades with 2 = Less then Inv & 2 = Inv. In other partnerships we play Soloway style Strong Jump Shifts. in other partnerships ...
What is the correct TD decision and why?
See JH comment above...
What is the correct TD decision and why?
No Ed, After getting the answers to my poll, I’m also going to ask each of the players I poll how the auction went at their table.
Ruling, adjustment?
I’m pretty sure that the director ruled that s/he accepts the East-West “agreement” that 2NT was the only way to force over 2. OP simply misstated that fact.
What does this 4!S call mean?
I was going to vote “Natural and Non Forcing” but then I couldn’t come up with a hand that would make that bid. If the hand is good enough to correct hearts to spades then its too good to be Non Forcing.
This is cheating
As the director you should have approached the players involved and found out what caused the shouting and hopefully help defuse the situation. You should definitely educate the shouter that such behavior is intolerable and that there are (hopefully) procedures to handle such serious allegations. You should also educate the ...
Is this agreement announced or alerted or not mentioned
Like many above I believe the best announcement is simply "11+ to 14". It is important however that when the auction is over, if your side is declaring, you elaborate about any inferences you have from the auction before they choose an opening lead.
A GNT Debacle: Too Many Winners
That looks very suspicious.
ROSENTHAL is Mixed USA2
Congratulations Andrew, Migry, Chris, Debbie and Michael! And also to Garry, Sheila, Adam, Zack and my colleagues Giorgia and Yoko for a fantastic performance throughout.
5-5 Major Hand After Partner Opens 2NT
Totally agree. I don’t mind playing in a 5-3 heart fit but rather stay away from same fit in spades.
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