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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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Board 15 from the 12/02/2019 Common Game
A diamond lead and continuation breaks up the squeeze.
Leo Lasota's bidding problem: --- AT543 862 JT964
Partner can have a 2-suiter or a 3-suiter, and can have quite a strong hand. Playing 1NT or a new suit is a substantial improvement. Passing can lead to playing in your opponent's 8-card fit. If partner rebids their spades, at least I know the opponents have at most ...
Board 13 from the 09/09/2019 Common Game
Puppet is a poor option if responder is (45) in the majors. Better to play Stayman with Smolen. If wishing responder to have an ask about a 5-card major, Muppett is a good option, but a memory lapse can be expensive.
Board 19 from the 08/26/2019 Common Game
The bidding is quite reasonable. The key is to beat 3 doubled by 2 tricks for a top. The difficulty is the King lead will compress the defense's heart tricks. North-South must navigate a spade ruff for a top.
Treatment Name 1m - 2H
Ken G, opener should generally bid 2 to ask. A 3nt rebid by opener should be 18-19 balanced with a 3 card minor.
Treatment Name 1m - 2H
Ken L, the mixed raise is folded into the 2 response. So 2 can be used as desired. I like soloway strong jump shifts. Invitational reverse flannery is also good.
Treatment Name 1m - 2H
1m-2 can be played as a 3-way bid: a natural strong jump shift, a mixed raise for the minor, or an invitational balanced hand. This allows a 1m-2NT response to be played as natural and game forcing eliminating the awkward 1m-3NT response. After 1m-2, opener bids 2 ...
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.

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