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Ronald Kalf
Ronald Kalf
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 3, 2016
Last Seen
6 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. Playing on Vugraph at the German Bridge Trophy
Bridge Accomplishments
1st bridge life: I don't remember, it's too long ago. 2nd bridge life: winning the northern germany pairs competition 2018
Regular Bridge Partners
Georg Kippenberg
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Bridgeclub Elmshorn
Favorite Tournaments
German Bridge Trophy
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
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World Championship update
Good luck to all the quarter-finalists, particularly those from The Netherlands:-)
May the force be with you
Mike that‘s dangerous ground nowadays because it smells like fielding a psyche (not that I mind).
May the force be with you
That was „only a suggestion“ dated 1993 (but I do like the book!). Kit‘s rule: pass is forcing if we have shown inv+ values and the invite has not been declined (I‘m not sure if I quoted 100% correctly). From „Matchpoints“ by Kit Woolsey (2015): „Consider the following ...
May the force be with you
Mike, slam is a very remote possibility if N has a normal overcall. Anyway, for me pass is forcing and pard would simply pass my forcing pass.
May the force be with you
If S psyched 3N he was willing to play 4. Why then shouldn‘t we play 5 N having more offense and less defense for his 2.
May the force be with you
1) Yes. We have a rule that if we voluntary bid game to make, we are in a force. 2) Pass. I don‘t expect to make 5. 3) X. I probably have 3 tricks, pard should have 1+ Added: I agree with the 3-bidders
Eugene Hung's bidding problem: 2 J2 6532 KJ6432
RM, you have my sympathy.
Shawn Drenning's bidding problem: AKJT7 K QJ8 QT42
My choice is between 3 and 4, both minority choices, I don‘t understand 3.
Frances Hinden's bidding problem: 8642 K63 Q2 KT87
Abstain, what do the system notes say about 2? Wouldn‘t be surprised if we can play 2X.
What To Do When Someone Acts on UI?
The strong Players knowadays tend to bis on rubbish, I‘d even consider playing Fishbein

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