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Ronald Kalf
Ronald Kalf
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 3, 2016
Last Seen
7 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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Yehudit Hasin's bidding problem: K72 AQ753 Q8 KQ5
X. If pard bids leb, I dutifully bid 3 and correct 3 to 3. If pard invites with 3m, I can bid 3N.
Defense against a BSC over 1!C
I'd go for Randy's suggestion. 1) It's pretty simple and you don't want to memorize to much if you don't play regularly against Suction. 2) You have a way to make them pay for disturbing your bidding at least once in a while. For us ...
Henry Bethe's bidding problem: AKJ85 A J87 9853
Opening bid + opening bid is game? I'm not all that sure, we have a game if pard passes 3.
Precision 1D!-(1M)-2D-(P)-2N
The easiest way to show balanced 11-13's at a lower level than 2N is to open 1N.
Stefan Olausson's bidding problem: 5 K5 QJ964 AKJ93
Abstain, not enough information about bidding methods.
Ronald Kalf's bidding problem: J93 KQT72 A75 94
You don't know my partners hand. What would you expect from 2.
Craig Zastera's bidding problem: 9872 AQ4 A762 A5
You are right of course, I was thinking in KSU-lines where 2 is 100% forcing. I change to abstain. I don't understand the bidding anymore.
Craig Zastera's bidding problem: 9872 AQ4 A762 A5
Pard is 4054, almost half of my hcp are wasted. I pass!
Craig Zastera's bidding problem: 9872 AQ4 A762 A5
3N is perfect in that it tells my partner a lot about my hand.
A natural 2N by doubler is even rarer, so how about cue with 4crd invitational and opener bids 2N with minimum and 3crd ?

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