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David Loeb
David Loeb
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 1, 2012
Last Seen
May 26
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 14 from the 05/22/2017 Common Game
In general, opening 1NT with a 5-card major is a good idea to avoid rebid problems. Here, West's prime 17 HCP hand with 4 quick tricks, a 5-card suit and Jacks supporting other honors may be too strong to open 1NT. The doubleton spade is a negative for opening ...
Board 4 from the 05/22/2017 Common Game
Yes. The standard way to invite slam after using Stayman to find a fit is to jump in the other major. If playing Baze, that would promise a singleton. So some use a jump to 4 to make a balanced slam try with a fit. Missing the Queen and ...
Board 22 from the 05/22/2017 Common Game
After East opens a strong notrump, the auction will vary depending on North-South's defensive agreements. West can try to buy the contract at 2, but North is likely to compete to 2 or 3. With 4-card heart support, East can compete to 3 over 2 ...
Board 12 from the 05/22/2017 Common Game
The vulnerability allows for undisciplined preempts. After a 3 preempt, South cue bids 4. North's LTC of 5.5 suggests making a slam move. Whether North cue bids or asks for key cards, South will drive to slam.
Board 1 from the 05/15/2017 Common Game
North's 2 preempt is not unreasonable. If playing responsive doubles, you cannot double for penalty. The club fit and heart stoppers make 3NT attractive.
Board 28 from the 02/20/2017 Common Game
After North opens 1, South has the playing strength to show their distribution. So South responds 1. North now has a difficult rebid. North is a bit heavy for a jump to 3. Some may prefer a game forcing jump shift. Either way, South rebids 3 ...
Board 8 from the 01/02/2017 Common Game
If playing 2/1 GF, South's 2 response is game forcing. So there is not a need to jump to 4. With respect to North's rebid over 2, a 2 rebid is space efficient. If there is a club fit, South has room to ...
Board 13 from the 12/12/2016 Common Game
North does not want to punish South for opening in 3rd seat. North's aceless, flat, quacky hand merits a downgrade. Even opposite a 1st or 2nd seat opener, responding 1NT is reasonable.
Board 5 from the 12/12/2016 Common Game
2 down 1 was a common result. To score 8 tricks, you need to force the defense to break diamonds or give you a ruff-and-sluff. Eliminating hearts and clubs and then going after the spades works. You still need to guess the diamonds.
Tom Allan's bidding problem: AQJ3 KJ93 QT843 ---
If 6 made at your club, it would be good to give a lesson on lightner doubles.

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