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Dave Kresh
Dave Kresh
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 14, 2015
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Retired business/engineering systems analyst. Frequent online (OKB), occasional club and local tourney player. Avid interest in bidding systems and bidding theory. Developer - Naturelle bidding system. Approximately 600 MPs as of 2015, but with tentative power rating (per Colorado Springs) of over 11000 MPs.  This must be due to my bidding rather than declarer play or defense. Willing to share Naturelle with anyone interested in learning or playing. Would love to see the system used by better players than myself, which means most anyone on Bridgewinners ;-).

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Meeting my favorite partner (life/bridge) at our Regional 24 years ago, marrying her a year later.
Bridge Accomplishments
1) Winning 2-session Stratified Open Pairs at Pittsburgh Sectional in 1991. We had about 200 MPs total, the field included almost a dozen Top 500 players. 2) Played lifetime in only three Open National events (Pittsburgh), nearly qualifying for Jacoby Swiss day 2. 5th in the A/X pairs after 1 session (just behind Zeke Jabbour, but ahead of some other well-knowns (scrounging my only Platinum Point out of the 2nd session)
Regular Bridge Partners
Andrew Petrick, Bob Kleinmann, Mitchell Model, Bruce Karlan, and Cathi Kresh. Formerly, Steve Nolan
Favorite Tournaments
Cross Creek Sectional (7 Cities), anything in a 2-hour radius of Pittsburgh. Also Gatlinburg - a great Regional
Favorite Conventions
Weak NT, Intermediate 2 Bids, 2-Way Stayman, and natural doubles and redoubles. Also 2-Way Minisplinters, and short suit game/slam tries.
BBO Username
BBO username - dkresh; OKB username - kresh
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
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Ideas on Raptor
We do Reverse Lebensohl here, so any new suit over the double is NF; advancer's 2N is GF. We give up playing 2N, but that's not much of a disadvantage. Currently, our direct 2N is 2+ places to play. It's working pretty well. if I would make ...
Ideas on Raptor
We play a double as 15+ 3+cards in their suit. This covers the natural NT overcall, and leaves open the penalty double option.
Ideas on Raptor
Ronald, your first 4 advantages would also apply over after weak 2 bids. What do you think?
Jonathan Cohn's bidding problem: 2 7652 Q9765432 ---
If you walk the dog, you scoop up the results ;-).
Kristijan šTefanec's bidding problem: AKQT --- K732 Q9842
I wasn't suggesting passing 2, but rather bidding 3 showing a singleton or void.
competing after passing, partner bids a weak nt and there is a natural 2M overcall
1) We play 3 of a suit as NF. 2N asks for better minor. Could be competitive (pass 3m), invitational (raise 3m), or GF (jump raise to 5m). 3 after 3m is the rare GF with 5 hearts. 2) We like penalty. But the Phillip Martin approach mentioned above ...
Kristijan šTefanec's bidding problem: AKQT --- K732 Q9842
I have no opinion when undiscussed, but I think 1N should show 3 covers in a regular partnership. If 1 heart cover, I want to be in 5m; if 2 then 4m. If 3 shows shortness then partner's answer can clarify how many covers are wasted.
Cuebid preferred agreement
Our generic default cuebid for advancer/responder shows a singleton/void in their suit and 3+ honor covers. A slightly more defined limit raise+.
How are people playing this Double these days?
Yes, Richard, thanks for the correction. I often forget the proper terminology since our responses and advances are very similar.
Help Newer Players Reach Slam
Our 2+level qbids show a singleton or void in the bid suit, 0-4 losers, and 3+3+3+ in the side suits. This comes up often enough to be quite useful. After East's 3, West bids 5 with 2 covers and 5 diamonds. With only 2 ...

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