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No Bergen raises.
Limit raises, Splinter, Jacoby available.
July 30
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Sorry posted in the wrong article.
April 11
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We had a men only event in Germany until a couple of years ago and it never bothered me that I could not play there. Maybe times change and one day I would not like to accept it any more, who knows. BTW most of the high level competitions are dominated by men so there is no big difference if you play a pure “mens” event or an open event. At the moment we have just 5 women playing in our premier league among 71 players in total. So my guess is men do not really miss much by not having their “own” event. At least I heard no one of them complain for that reason when they removed that tourney from the schedule.

When they tried the same with the Women's event that was a different story. A lot of the female players liked their event and there were a lot of discussions to get the competition back. Not for profit reasons (I might be wrong, but I dont think we have many pros here playing for money and female pros even less). And it is nothing about getting an additional title which can only be won by one couple anyway.

The most ladies like it because of its special atmosphere. And that is not only about socializing and “Cafe Bridge”. There are no men spreading out their “Platzhirschgehabe” which is hard for me to translate. Some men are feeling kind of superior to ladies as long as the ladies are not top performers like Sabine Auken. They show them their real or imagined superiority in a more or less subtle way. That might be something like “she is not worth of talking to about bridge topic, better talk to her about shoes or hand bags or whatever you think might be appropriate” or pinpointing errors of female players in a very condescending way. Kind of demonstrating what a bright deer or powerful Gorilla they are. Please don't misunderstand me. This is no accusation of bad behavior. I guess this might be simply kind of our gender heritage that men behave like men and women do behave like women. When a male Gorilla impress female members by demonstrating his power, it is the females job to obey. For the female ancestors it would have been dangerous to fight for their standing in such a situation and I don't think we really got rid of it nowadays. So for me it is very relaxing to have a place where you can play Bridge without this underlying behavior pattern and I enjoy to play there very much.
April 11
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Adding some infos with contacts for clubs in Munich. In case you want to play around Christmas make sure the scheduled tourneys take place. Most players understand and speak at least some English but you better talk slowly.

There are three clubs playing in one location called “Bridge Domizil”, Sckellstr. 6 behind the Maximilianeum (U-Bahn Max-Weber-Platz)

Bridge Club München e.V. (club with the strongest competition)
Mondays 19:00 pairs, Thursdays 19:00 team
Contact LesEnfants@kreisberger.de for partners/teammates
http://www.bridgeclub-muenchen.de/

Bridge Domizil München e.V.
Mondays 14:00, Tuesday 18:30, Wednesday 10:00, Thursday 14:00, Saturday 14:00
https://www.bridgeclub-muenchenii.de/spielzeiten.html

Bridge Club München-Planegg e.V.
Tuesday 14:30 in location Domizil
(Wednesday 19:00 in Stievestraße 13 (Tram/Bus, Nymphenburg)
Thursday 19:00 Planegg, Heide-Volm (S-Bahn Planegg))
http://www.bridgeclub-muenchen-planegg.de/

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The biggest club in Munich
Bridge Club München-Lehel e.V.
Steinsdorfstr. 1 a (U-Bahn Lehel, Tram Maxmonument)
Monday 14:30, Tuesday 10:00, Wednesday 14:30, Thursday 10:00 + 19:00, Friday 14:30, Sunday 14:30
http://www.bridge-im-lehel.de/gb.php
http://www.bridge-im-lehel.de/spieltage.php

Acol-Bridge Club München e.V.
U-Bahn/S-Bahn Harras or U-Bahn Implerstraße
http://www.acol-bridgeclub.de/

Bridge Club Solln Herterichstr. 58
mondays 19:00 pairs (Bus Bleibtreustraße)
http://www.bc-solln.de/Termin.htm

There are more clubs in the outlying area in
Baldham, Planegg, Gräfelfing, Ottobrunn and Grünwald
Oct. 24, 2018
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3NT is undiscussed so I would expect to play with heart stoppers.
Feb. 21, 2018
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What about 10973 or 10743 would west lead the 3 or something else? 2/4 can be played different ways.
When it is almost sure west has Q I might be tempted to try another line where they have no chance for a club switch.
May 29, 2017
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No unfortunately not.
May 25, 2017
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“ Nothing keeps them from coughing away with their skat buddies.”
I wonder why you think this would be allowed when playing Skat. It certainly is not.
http://www.ispaworld.info/index.php/downloads-ii?download=15:isko-rules-2007-canada

“Deuten” (=kind of signalling) is allowed in a card game named Watten which is quite popular in southern Germany, Austria and Switzerland. BTW a very entertaining and funny game.
http://www.wattn.com/English/start_en.htm

There is no reason to devaluate games when you don't know and/or understand the rules.

EDIT: typo corrected
April 29, 2017
Waltraud Gruening edited this comment April 29, 2017
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Double is unfortunately not available. Would have been 4M+5m.
April 17, 2017
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Not prefilling the field for the board number in the bridgemate helps to avoid this problem.
April 1, 2017
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P(f)älzisch iss die Schprooch, wu in der Palz geschwetzt watt.

Österreicher und Nordfriesen sind halt weit weg davon ;)
March 16, 2017
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“If a couple learn in their 50s after the kids have left home, the husband will usually turn out to be the better player even if the wife has more spare time and plays more.”

In one of my courses there came a couple. She had really talent for Bridge while he thought he is the smartest learner in the world. What do you think happened next? They both gave up the game. From what I saw I can tell you that they would have run directly into a big partnership problem when they would have not. Maybe this is a nice example of (unintended) sexism in Bridge still alive.
Feb. 8, 2017
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With 5/5 in and you can bid 3 gf instead of 2 f1.

After 2 from opener 3 will be a new force but still not showing clubs. But that might be really dangerous with an unknown partner.

I did not find any comment what 4 would be so I can only guess if control or splinter. Jumping at level 4 to show clubs with no more than 4 cards makes no sense to me.
Jan. 13, 2017
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It is undiscussed but in German bidding system it would be forcing for one round only and it was a pickup partnership in a German BBO tourney.
Jan. 13, 2017
Waltraud Gruening edited this comment Jan. 13, 2017
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Only the person who saved the hand has access.

There is no pbn file or similar that you can save locally.

Creating new sets of hands out of existing saved hands is difficult as the structure in BBO is just a endless list of folders.

There is no way to forward saved boards to a student or a partner that they can play it.

It is not possible to add comments to the hands for training.

You lose all hands when there is a disconnection (table host, player or kib) before you could save them.

Who knows what will happen with the saved hands when one day the platform will be changed. I am not happy to invest a lot of work into something that might get lost sooner or later.

Only the last 50 played hands (not teaching, not bidding table) are automatically saved and the last 100 tourneys/team matches when they made it to the correct folder.
Nov. 8, 2016
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I can only offer you a solution for your language problem. When adding “?lang=fr” you will have it in French or when adding “?lang=en” you will have it in English no matter from where you log in. Example for French:
http://www.bridgebase.com/client/client.php?lang=fr

Yes it is a pity that the web version is not offering filter features for the tables or online players like country, skill and system. When only used on demand that should not create a big pressure on the system.
Nov. 6, 2016
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Thanks for that description but that will not help for boards from teaching tables or bidding practice as those hands are not part of my hands. I can save them inside of BBO but there is no way to get them out or at least I don't know how.
Nov. 6, 2016
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My proposal would only need one bridgemate at the table.

Just asking an additional button to be pressed after the confirmation to approve it.
Sept. 26, 2016
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When east/west is confirming the result you could add a check by requesting east/west to enter again the direction of the contract. For deviations that should trigger an error similar to the one with wrong leads.

No TD needed to correct errors and only one additional button to be pressed.

That should improve club results as well when there is no scorer checking results.
Sept. 26, 2016
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