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Geeske Joel
Geeske Joel
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 23, 2010
Last Seen
28 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Ex-soccer player, Leonberger-lover, happily married to a computer geek, living in Palo Alto, CA; unemployed PhD. in Biology, who is probably way too ambitious in her Bridge playing goals.

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Team mate kissing me on my head because I underlead my AKxxxx to get a ruff and set 6S
Bridge Accomplishments
4th in Roth Swiss, 1st W's Swiss, 1st W's BAM; 2nd W's BAM three times, 2nd in Wagar K.O. 5th Place Venice Cup and McConnell Cup, several top ten in NABC open events
Regular Bridge Partners
Will Watson
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Palo Alto 503
Favorite Tournaments
I love Toronto! Most Nationals, Monterey Regional
Favorite Conventions
2NT - 3S; 3NT now responders describes a slamish hand with minors
BBO Username
Yoshka
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Learn Bidding in 15 Minutes?
To me it seems, teach play first by setting a contract artificially (i.e. Pair who has the most HCP wins. player who has most HCP is declarer and after an opening lead and dummy comes down sets trump or NT - and says either 7+ tricks or 9+ in NT ...
USA2 Wins Bermuda Bowl
I would have been happy for both teams because I really like them a lot, of course knowing more players on the US team and knowing them better on average. I am especially sad for Cedric, my buddy, but he will have more chances and will get his title many ...
USA Wins World Youth Teams
Yeah, see the Bear and the Tree can work together on a team ;-))
What is 1NT-(4!S)-4NT?
Our agreement 4NT is take out when opps are in 4M, we have not agreed on a suit and Pass is not forcing.
ACBL Website
I recommend google cloud ;-)
Meckstroth Elected to Hall of Fame
Herzlichen Glückwunsch!
Why are men more successful at bridge than women?
"If a couple learn in their 50s after the kids have left home, the husband will usually turn out to be the better player even if the wife has more spare time and plays more." Quite a sweeping statement. If at all possible, I would love to know if there ...
An Offense After a Standard Flannery Defense
We play 2 (2M) 2NT is still asking about openers hand. Now 3m is shortness, 3 minimum 4-5-2-2 and 3 maximum 4-5-2-2. 4m is void splinter with 4 of other minor, 4 is 5S-6H minimum hand.
Michael Seamon (1960-2017)
Michael was one of the players I always was looking forward to seeing at Nationals. He never failed to stop, say Hi, asked how things are going and joked around having "to put up" with having Janice on my team when that was the case. He rooted for us and ...
Bidding a Strong Hand Across From a Negative Double
From our system notes: Jumps show extra values, but are NOT FORCING For example, over a negative double of 1♥: 1♣ (1♥) Dbl (Pass); 2♠ = This JUMP to 2♠ shows about 15 HCP 1♣ (1♥) Dbl (Pass); 3♠ = This DOUBLE JUMP shows about 17 HCP Opener’s only forcing bid ...
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