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Geeske Joel
Geeske Joel
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 23, 2010
Last Seen
March 20
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
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Ankur Rathi's bidding problem: Q96 865 AK75 874
We play 2NT natural invite, my choice on this hand.
Bidding after a preempt
We play it minors or a weaker heart raise when pulling a minor to 5H
Interference after a transfer
If they bid 2♠ (or cue 2♥ and advance 2♠) now responder’s bids: 1. Double = Cards, 2-3 trumps, then follow-ups by resp. are forcing 2. 2N = Weak T/O 3. 3m = Natural, competitive through invitational 4. 3ourM = to play 4. Cuebid = GF unsuitable for double 5. 4m = Natural
Good job, Michael. I liked it a lot!
The Best Bridge Writer
If there is anyone who has not read it or given it as a present, go out there and get it. It is such a fun read and might get a young person into bridge!
Board 1 from the 02/06/2018 Common Game
Why does South not try to get to a 4-4 fit versus the potential 5-3 fit?
Defining a "Good Suit"
I think that if we did not specifically say, two of the top three, than KJTxx is minimum for a good suit for me
Stansby is 2018 Sportsman of the Year
Yeah, Lew. Great person, great player. Congratulations!
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 ...

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