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David Loeb
David Loeb
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 1, 2012
Last Seen
7 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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A Gazzilli question
1M-1nt-2-3M is the 3-card inv raise in my partnerships. Suggest semi-forcing 1nt. Going through 2 and then supporting the major would deny a 3+ card inv raise. Would be looking for best strain.
Board 22 from the 07/29/2019 Common Game
If South has 8 clubs, 7NT is cold. If South has 7 clubs, 7NT has good play. South might have the J, the K may be onside, the JT may fall, there may be a squeeze. A good agreement here is for a 5NT bid to ask for 6NT or ...
Board 5 from the 07/29/2019 Common Game
The diamond finesse isn't needed if spades set up. Declarers have better results if they combine chances.
Tom Allan's bidding problem: T984 5 864 KQ963
North could have a very strong hand that didn't want to open 2. To account for that possibility, I prefer cue bidding my club control on the way to 4.
Board 1 from the 06/17/2019 Common Game
It is odd for a strong player to preempt with a constructive hand opposite an unpassed hand. Is it possible East can read North and knew North had a big hand?
Board 4 from the 06/10/2019 Common Game
Yes, West, with 5-5 in the majors, should respond 1. This positions you to rebid 2 which shows 5+ spades and 4+ hearts.
Director Question - ignoring your system
You can ask if this has happened before and what types of hands opener had for that action previously. Agreements can be explicit or implicit. Full disclosure requires disclosing both.
What is the standard for the meaning of this Auction?
Per the post, a double of an initial natural 2 overcall would be negative.
What is the standard for the meaning of this Auction?
An immediate double is Stayman. So responder denied a hand appropriate for Stayman. Since they didn't act initially, responder has a less than invitational hand.
What is the standard for the meaning of this Auction?
Same as a double of a natural 2 overcall. So it is takeout oriented and shows constructive but less than invitational values. I would expect 7-8 HCP.

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