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Gerben Dirksen
Gerben Dirksen
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 1, 2011
Last Seen
March 25
Member Type
Bridge Director
about me

Originially Dutch, now living in Fürth, Germany. Silver TD. Played for Dutch U20 in Channel Trophy, German U25 in Euro championship.


Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing against the stars in the Forbo, Verona Mixed Pairs
Bridge Accomplishments
Former Junior National Team player
Regular Bridge Partners
Norbert Stübinger, Michael Thomsen
Member of Bridge Club(s)
BC Nürnberg Museum, Kultcamp Rieneck
Favorite Tournaments
Pula Festival, German Bridge Team Trophy
Favorite Conventions
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Gerben Dirksen - Oliver Hevemeier
2/1 GF
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Norbert Stübinger - Gerben Dirksen
Short !C with intermediate 2-bids
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Even More Social Distancing Distractions
About five suit bridge - there was a Dutch bridge horror story about a bridge player playing against the devil. Five-handed, of course, on a pentagram table. Anyone else know this story? Has it been translated to English?
Gatlinburg regional (4/20-26/2020) is NOT cancelled
It sounds more like: "We know it's probably irresponsible but we are not going to be the ones to financially wreck the district."
Have you heard of this lead agreement?
Lead trumps? Maybe not what you really want to do but at least it's clear.
Have you heard of this lead agreement?
One example mentioned by Kit, declarer ducking with AJx and partner looking at the Q, thinks you have led from AK and switched to a singleton.
The Absolute Boundless Power of Gazzilli
Playing intermediate two-bids this would be a hand where opponents with combined 25-count will save us after 2 - pass - pass. As for Gazilli, as others have noted, as you cannot play 2 you would be playing 3, assuming that you didn't pass 1. Which I ...
Bidding Improvement With Weak NT?
With 2-way Stayman: 1N - 2 - 2 you simply bid 2NT and you will find out what partner has and therefore where your fit is. Worst case partner bids 3 then you bid 3. If he then declines your fit is in . Anyway my system is ...
7 tables and want to play 24 boards? Try Hesitation Mitchell
This is basically the same movement as hesitation Mitchell. Note that you have 2T-R = 6 stationary tables. The 7th table is the hesitation table.
7 tables and want to play 24 boards? Try Hesitation Mitchell
With 4-board rounds sharing is not a problem. But with 6 tables wouldn't you at laast want to play 9 rounds of 3 boards to actually meet some more opponents?
Illegal 1NT
Well, it is the WBF who defines the Laws of Contract Bridge which are valid everywhere in the world. If the ACBL disallows psyching a natural 1NT with 6-4 distribution (no way that qualifies as semibalanced so it is a gross missstatment of shape) it is playing a different game ...
Best use of jump shifts?
We play a scheme as follows: 1 - 2: Mini/maxisplinter not in (so or ) 1 - 3: Mixed raise no shortness 1 - 3: Mini/maxisplinter in 1 - 3: Mini/maxisplinter not in (so or ) 1 ...

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