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Ronald Kalf
Ronald Kalf
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 3, 2016
Last Seen
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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: winning the northern germany pairs competition 2018
Regular Bridge Partners
Georg Kippenberg
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Bridgeclub Elmshorn
ACBL Ranking
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Build a Fence
Assuming that 3 is a „help“ suit game try (it‘s obviously not a short suit try) how good is my hand? Agreed, xxx would be even worse, but IMO even 3 is a slight overbid. Question: if you have a free choice of game tries, what message ...
What is 1!C - (1!S) - 2!S?
The OP stated as much.
Yuan Shen's bidding problem: 3 AQ8 4 KQJ98643
I guess you are right. We play penalty doubles after outr WNT, so it‘s consequent to also play them after (2)-X.
What is 1!C - (1!S) - 2!S?
Ian, am I to understand that you never raise your partners 1?
What is 1!C - (1!S) - 2!S?
2 as natural nonforcing is a descripive bid wether it buys the contract or not.
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: AJ932 J932 A94 2
Oh no, not that again. When will those silly comments stop?
Yuan Shen's bidding problem: 3 AQ8 4 KQJ98643
Correction: that is why I play X as 13-16(15) balanced. The whole idea of this X is to nail them. I didn‘t X though.
Per-Ola Cullin's bidding problem: 9832 AK2 98 AKT2
If you play last train (but that is not stated in the OP) 4 is by definition last train, denying -control and neutral with respect to . It‘s hard to construct a hand where N has slam interest without -control opposite a limited (I hope) splinter bid. If ...
Multi 2!D Defence Revisited
Frances, I‘ve considered that too. What is your experience?
Per-Ola Cullin's bidding problem: 9832 AK2 98 AKT2
First of all a splinter should either show a stiff (but not A, K or Q) or a void. Opposite a stiff I count 11 working points, opposite a void only 8. I have a minimum and should pass now. Second point, bids that take away a lot of bidding ...

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