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Dave Kresh
Dave Kresh
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 14, 2015
Last Seen
54 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Retired business/engineering systems analyst. Frequent online (OKB), occasional club and local tourney player. Avid interest in bidding systems and bidding theory. Developer - Naturelle bidding system. Approximately 600 MPs as of 2015, but with tentative power rating (per Colorado Springs) of over 11000 MPs.  This must be due to my bidding rather than declarer play or defense. Willing to share Naturelle with anyone interested in learning or playing. Would love to see the system used by better players than myself, which means most anyone on Bridgewinners ;-).

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Meeting my favorite partner (life/bridge) at our Regional 24 years ago, marrying her a year later.
Bridge Accomplishments
1) Winning 2-session Stratified Open Pairs at Pittsburgh Sectional in 1991. We had about 200 MPs total, the field included almost a dozen Top 500 players. 2) Played lifetime in only three Open National events (Pittsburgh), nearly qualifying for Jacoby Swiss day 2. 5th in the A/X pairs after 1 session (just behind Zeke Jabbour, but ahead of some other well-knowns (scrounging my only Platinum Point out of the 2nd session)
Regular Bridge Partners
Andrew Petrick, Bob Kleinmann, Mitchell Model, Bruce Karlan, and Cathi Kresh. Formerly, Steve Nolan
Favorite Tournaments
Cross Creek Sectional (7 Cities), anything in a 2-hour radius of Pittsburgh. Also Gatlinburg - a great Regional
Favorite Conventions
Weak NT, Intermediate 2 Bids, 2-Way Stayman, and natural doubles and redoubles. Also 2-Way Minisplinters, and short suit game/slam tries.
BBO Username
BBO username - dkresh; OKB username - kresh
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
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Jim Perkins's bidding problem: Q6 AK753 A9753 5
Yu, our responses crossed here. Check out if my void-showing approach makes sense to you. Since you don't currently have a way to show the void, I can see your logic in giving yourself a 2 HCP upgrade for the void. This should work out fine, the ace being ...
Jim Perkins's bidding problem: Q6 AK753 A9753 5
JIM, well, no numbers at all would be murkier still... While I understand the school of thought that says we shouldn't disclose anything specific about our short suit(s) until both partners get to weigh in with at lest one artificial bid to express their opinion(s) as to ...
Jim Perkins's bidding problem: Q6 AK753 A9753 5
Jim, have you considered 3 MAJ + 1 followed by 4 MAJ + 1 to show the weak void splinter? This assumes that the answer to my 11-14 question above is HCP only.
Jim Perkins's bidding problem: Q6 AK753 A9753 5
Yu, when you say 11-14 points do you mean HCP only or does that include something for the short suit? This hand is of interest to me in that if the 11-14 range is strictly HCP and a club void can be shown, then 5 is very safe and ...
Simulation help!
Steve, just for fun, I dialed your suggested number. I got the message "This number is not in service at this time". Do you have a more recent number for Bob? ;-).
Simulation help!
Steve, thanks for the reference to a good article by Kit. I don't know how broadly Hamman's Rule applies, but I see some differences between that example and this hand. On that hand, the suit contact suffers relative to 3N due to a void held by the opposition ...
Learn Bidding in 15 Minutes?
Jim, I see two potential themes in your various comments that I think would better to handle sequentially rather than simultaneously. The primary theme is to introduce students to something that resembles bridge as far as planning and taking tricks on offense and defense. The second theme is to prepare ...
Learn Precision in 15 minutes
Steve, I like to think it combines the best structural features of 2/1 and Precision. IMO the combination is greater than the sum of the parts. Maybe not great, but maybe heading to a better place than either by itself. Of course I am biased ;-).
Simulation help!
Frances, you make a good point about the wide variance of the hands. But the first hand seems pretty unlikely. Replace the KQJ with the much more common KQx, and 3N has about as much chance as 5, so it probably doesn't matter which you bid (unless you ...
Simulation help!
There is the small chance that 3N is more likely to fail multiple tricks than 5 when the hearts split worse than 5-4...

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