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Adriaan Lucassen
Adriaan Lucassen
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 7, 2014
Last Seen
Feb. 13
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Dutch junior, 24 years old.

Occasional BBO vugraph commentator, mostly only at broadcasts of youth events.

Studying African Languages & Cultures @ Leiden University.


Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Quite some years ago, I once underled my AKQJ in order to receive a ruff when playing a low-level pairs competition. It worked and partner's face when his 9 (of T9x) held the trick was priceless.
Bridge Accomplishments
Dutch national Youth Teams Champion, November 2014 and, 2015, national youth pairs champions 2017, White House Junior Internationals champions 2017
Regular Bridge Partners
Joost C
Member of Bridge Club(s)
BB Nijmegen
Favorite Tournaments
World Youth Open Championships
Favorite Conventions
Mini-1NT (10-13)
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Sorry, this user has no cards yet.
Why youth players are aggressive bidders
Well, guess I managed to miss all humour, jokes or punchlines here. Jokes on us...
Systems on?
What would 1NT by North have shown? :D
John Diamond's lead problem: QT8652 Q86 KT9 7
Thirteen, it seems now :)
Best use of 2!d opening in a big club system
Great but illegal in virtually all jurisdictions...
Two-suited Overcalls
I think this 2 overcall would be illegal in virtually all jurisdictions, unless perhaps playing at the very highest level.
Andy Caranicas's bidding problem: 5 863 QT83 KQJ96
Abstained, cause I would have doubled 1NT as a responsive double. You wouldn't have had this issue then.
European Team Championships/Women: Your Predictions
I voted both for the country where I'm from and for the country which I think will win :)
How often have you made 1NTxx?
I've been playing 10-13 NT for 2 years and it's happened 3 times: The first time we made 7 tricks, the second time 8 and the third time 9. All against good opponents :) We never went down in 1NTxx so far.
Ben Kristensen's bidding problem: xxx AJxx Kx KQxx
What happened in practice?
The Image of Bridge
I think this is a very difficult issue to think and 'predict' about. A great majority of the (Dutch) junior players I know started playing because they had an enthusiastic family member who convinced them to learn it; not uncommonly after that family member had to insist multiple times and ...

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