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David Loeb
David Loeb
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 1, 2012
Last Seen
an hour 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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John Moschella's bidding problem: KJxx AQ8xx T Kxx
Since I would bid game opposite a 3-card limit raise, I cannot pass 1NT. Lacking the strength to reverse, 2 is the only viable option.
Board 5 from the 10/30/2017 Common Game
3 is quite a view by East opposite an unpassed hand. E-W could easily have a heart or spade game. If the auction begins 1-3, South knows North has at least 4 diamonds. A 4 cue bid in support of diamonds should propel North-South to slam.
John Moschella's bidding problem: AKQ QJ8xxx --- J9xx
2 has the upside of limiting North's hand and obstructing an advance to 2. A club game is possible opposite a 1NT response. Rebidding 2 allows the partnerships to compete in clubs or find a club game. Diamonds could easily be responders suit. Rebidding 2 ...
Board 6 from the 10/23/2017 Common Game
Thanks for sharing. Failing to bid 4 and then leading out of turn is a recipe for a low board.
Board 3 from the 10/16/2017 Common Game
North's LTC of 6 suggests accepting the invitation. North's 16 Support Points merits a downgrade for the doubleton honors. Even so, many would reasonably accept the game try. At worst, North's hand is worth a counter game try.
Board 5 from the 10/16/2017 Common Game
South's 3 Bergen response is quite conservative. Now when West overcalls 3 and North bids 3, South doesn't know whether North is competing or bidding to make. So it is not a forcing pass situation after West bids 4. When North doesn't double ...
Board 7 from the 10/16/2017 Common Game
Don't understand how opener can pass 3 after game forcing with a jump shift.
Board 5 from the 09/04/2017 Common Game
I like your 2NT bid with a weak/strong treatment
DIAMOND Wins Spingold
Great question about the double
Board 2 from the 07/24/2017 Common Game
Amazing to pass twice with South's hand. Reaching 5C isn't reasonable, but surely competing and finding their club fit is better than defending 1. Unfortunate declarer played for 10 doubleton. Was -50 below average at your club. Across the common game, it scored 88% for EW.

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