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Ronald Kalf
Ronald Kalf
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 3, 2016
Last Seen
10 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: 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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Unusual NT or Not
1 is a clear 1. 2 is a pass, but sometimes I can‘t resist bidding 1. With 3 I‘m glad that I can bid 1N showing 5crd plus a 4crd M.
Unusual NT or Not
Blackwood fo sure, but that could be another poll.
4X-1 (DD)
Another 2N-bid
Richard, does your double promise 4crd ? What is your minimum for 3 over 2?
Frances Hinden's bidding problem: KJ98542 --- 2 AKQ86
4th thought: think before posting. In this situation it´s always opner who is Lackwooding. Of course 5 is Lackwood.
Frances Hinden's bidding problem: KJ98542 --- 2 AKQ86
Sorry X, 4 showed a void, so no need for Lackwood there. 2nd thought: 5 as Lackwood for (and 5 for ) makes more sense. Thx, I‘ll discuss this with my partner. 3rd thought: playing DOPI I have to change my vote to 5.
Frances Hinden's bidding problem: KJ98542 --- 2 AKQ86
We‘ve never discussed this specific situation, but by analogy I expect Lackwod, asking for -control. Bid 5 without, 6 with 2nd-round and show KC outside with 1st-round. 6 shows 2 plus Q or (as in this case) 10+-card fit. Pard can bid 7 ...
Another 2N-bid
And if Richard plays it as non-natural, it IS non-natural:-)
Gazzilli Question
2 shows 3crd, because 4 has already been denied. The bid is limited and nonforcing, but seldom passed.
Corrected score?
Sorry if this was not clear: opening leader (my partner) asked about 3.

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