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Ronald Kalf
Ronald Kalf
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 3, 2016
Last Seen
15 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
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Ronald Kalf's bidding problem: AK86 KJT42 Q2 J9
„Slow“ aint funny!
An exhortation. - Just open the %$^&^% bidding!!!
We open almost all 10hcp hands with a decent 5crd M. Max for 1M is 18 points. Responder passes if working points (not hcp) plus number of Ms less then 8. BTW I hate expressing strength merely with hcp.
Ronald Kalf's bidding problem: AK86 KJT42 Q2 J9
„I think it better to start again“ Done, give me another chance. Thanks.
Does this cuebid create a game force?
„It's all relative.“ …and even that is relative.
Ronald Kalf's bidding problem: AK86 KJT42 Q2 J9
Our rule is „if we have an inv+ sequence AND there was no opportunity to deny the invitation we have a forcing pass situation“
An exhortation. - Just open the %$^&^% bidding!!!
„In 3rd and 4th seat, ALL hands were opened“. Peter there was no opening bid in 3rd/4th, that was a response to pards opening bid
Simon Weinberger's bidding problem: KQJ A843 AK976 J
What is 5N and how will it help to find out if we have 13 tricks? I can count 10 sure tricks. A 4th could be #11 as could K of Q. Even 6-Level is not sure despite the hcp. 6 rates to have more possibilities then 6N ...
ATB, or is bridge just too tough?
Okay, so you‘ve got a double -stop, that don‘t impress me much. It’s only 2 from 9 necessary tricks.
Frances Hinden's bidding problem: QJT9xxx --- T9xx xx
I‘m surprised about the clear majority for 4. OTOH the „Well, do you?“ may have biased the voting. If this is a UI-issue 26% for pass is enough even without the bias.
Should this bid be reported to the director ?
Ron, you disappoint me!

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