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David Loeb
David Loeb
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 1, 2012
Last Seen
19 hours 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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Board 10 from the 12/03/2018 Common Game
East had a strong desire to go negative. The 2H advance should have been all that was needed to remain silent.
Tom Allan's bidding problem: 752 J2 A963 KT53
Suggest giving up a natural 2nt bid to make these situations less ambiguous.
Bypassing 1!D and bidding 1NT with a balanced hand without a major
Why let your LHO overcall a major at the 1-level? Rather have them lead it if my hand is no trump oriented. I actually prefer 1nt is inv and 2nt a game force, but playing 6-10 it is best to win the race to 1nt when feasible.
Board 16 from the 08/06/2018 Common Game
Did West fail to open the bidding with their 5-5 hand and working honors? Passing makes it hard to reach slam. If West opened the bidding, it is hard to imagine East not making a slam try.
Tom Allan's lead problem: QJT4 J5 6542 A87
Smithing would help
Board 4 from the 07/23/2018 Common Game
No, bidding 3 on a weak 5-card suit is too risky. Doubling for takeout is also risky, because opener may leave it in and you aren't eager to defend 2X. If opener bids 2, you are poorly positioned. You could bid 3 and hope partner ...
Board 2 from the 07/23/2018 Common Game
Ax doesn't make 2NT look like the percentage bid, but it sure works on this board.
Board 11 from the 07/23/2018 Common Game
It is common to play a double of 4H as takeout oriented. You are not likely to have a heart stack on this auction. While high level doubles are often converted for penalty, there is the risk 4H is making and the risk partner will pull to 5D. So doubling ...
FP again
South may have a penalty double of hearts and little defense against spades. There are plenty of layouts where 4 makes and North-South have no making contract above 4. No way this is a forcing pass situation.
Board 2 from the 06/18/2018 Common Game
At favorable vulnerability, a 3C preempt with a good 6-card suit has plenty of upside. See Robson's book "Partnership Bidding at Bridge" for a great discussion on aggressive preempts. Andrew Gumperz has great articles on the same theme on Bridge Winners. Here, East's play strength in spades or ...

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