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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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You open 1!S, next hand bids 2!H, partner doubles....
Because s/he has a hand good enough to play at the THREE level and doesn't wish to defend against the opponents TWO level contract...
Paul Gipson's bidding problem: --- KQ98652 --- AQ8654
Isn't North Pass of 6 Forcing? If it is "Forcing" then the hesitation convey the same information as the Pass. If it's not "Forcing" then the hesitation suggest that partner wanted to Double, which does not demonstrably suggest bidding 7.
David Libchaber's bidding problem: KJT76 85 K976 Q9
All Vul = Defend None Vul = Compete fiercely
David Libchaber's bidding problem: K QJT43 JT9875 7
Sometimes silence is a virtue...
Ed, you remind me of a hunting method we used in my safari days... How do you catch a White elephant? White elephants are very hard to catch because they are very knowledgeable. Red elephants on the other hand are very easy to catch because they don't know anything ...
Ruling on Misinformation
Craig, Earlier you stated: "..that 2 was likely a raise to 3 (thus, showing *3* diamonds, *not* "tolerance") with spade "lead directing" implications... ...It was also mentioned that it was *possible* (but not probable) that South has a hand with just long spades and wants to play in ...
Ruling on Misinformation
Craig Z, You explained South's 2 bid as either showing a good enough holding in Spades to ask North to lead them or maybe just having long spades and then have the "Chuzpa" to fault East for not bidding his Qxxx in that suit? Do you really have ...
David Burn's bidding problem: AQ93 T864 J AK97
Did partner deny 4 spades when they did not Double? I voted for 3 as a cheap punt but would change it to 3 if partner did not deny 4 spades.
Best Use of this Double
Then you should have explained 1 as "6+ HCP & 5+ spades"
Zachary Madden's bidding problem: A987xx x K98x Tx
If I was assured that LHO will raise Hearts then I would also Pass with the plan of balancing later. How will the passers feel if the auction ends in 2?

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