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Ronald Kalf
Ronald Kalf
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Member Since
April 3, 2016
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I am a retired IT product manager and live near Hamburg, Germany. I Played bridge in the Netherlands seriously 72-78, the last 3 seasons in the 2nd highest team league. BTW the NBB is the second largest bridge association in the world! Systems were KS, Roman Club, Precision, our homegrown LOB (M-openings 8-13 and a 14+ Precision like 1C), Romex, then back to KSU again. Moved to Germany because of a lovely women and stopped playing bridge until retirement at 60. Now playing German standard Forum D and first KSU then homegrown system based upon An Unassuming Club (courtesy of Don Varvel and David Goldfarb) with my regular partner. As you can see from the list, my motto is "Bridge is a bidders game".


Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing against Belladonna-Sharif
Bridge Accomplishments
1st bridge life: I don't remember, it's too long ago. 2nd bridge life: representing our club in the schleswig-holstein club pair championship 2016 and winning.
Regular Bridge Partners
Jochen Henne
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Bridgeclub Elmshorn
ACBL Ranking
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Elinescu and Wladow win their case against the WBF
They could, but they didn‘t. Remember this whole mess is just because WBF is not acting according to its own statutes and DBV didn‘t bother to check. I‘m not even saying, that we should hold it against them. EW (and not just these two) have grifted enough ...
Robin Hillyard's bidding problem: 7 KQT93 QT2 AKJ8
Not enough information to vote: what is your NT-range? Do you freely raise on 3?
Lebensohl or not?
Yes, we can!
Lebensohl or not?
I’m not a native speaker, but can’t we argue if it is always more valuable or sometimes more valuable? (Not rhetorical!)
Elinescu and Wladow win their case against the WBF
Germans go to USA to sue German companies, because compensations in the USA are much higher then in Germany. Why shouldn‘t a German court have jurisdiction in USA or Switzerland when a US court has jurisdiction in Germany. Having said that, I do not agree with the verdict. If ...
Lebensohl or not?
In the OP-sequence 2SA should be leb. Doubler is limited, but pard could still have better then opening strength without a bid (balanced, but not strong enough for 2N). After a 4th seat-opening and double by either 1st or 2nd leb is off and 2N would be scrambling.
ATB - No Double, No Game
I play (kind of) Ogust and 3N shows exactly that. A weak two with 3 features doesn‘t sound like a weak two to me, so probably the same for b.
600k boards from Vugraph: lies, damned lies, and statistics
I have analysed some 5k deals played in our club for accuracy of evalution methods (Goren, NLTC and „my points“, planning to add short suit total). I‘d need the hands plus # of tricks in EXCEL, CSV or OO. 600k is absolutely fantastic.
Curoiser and curioser...
Is this a bridge forum or a music forum? These remarks are not to the point and potentially insulting to people playing bridge AND liking the music of Neil Sedaka, Barry Manilow or Kenny G.
Checkback choices and continuations
It‘s Polish alright, the treatment is called Odwyrtka. It‘s part of my version. Although I must admit that full Odwyrtka is not just. 1-1M; 2, but also 1-1M;2N showing 18+ with 4+ in M. In my version we use 3 in stead of ...

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