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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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Anti-Doping Violation by Geir Helgemo results in Team Zimmerman disqualification from Orlando Rosenblum Cup
Diego, I like your idea in theory. In practice, I doubt there's enough renewable [i]and[/i] non-renewable energy to sustain it beyond a week or two.
Obviously Ridiculous Comments
Let's start [i]BridgeLosers[/i], where folks can defend BITs in theory, and also give some practical uses as well. May I suggest ATC (Assign The Credit) formats for particularly well-played BITs? Trying to bridge the RR-DB gap ;-).
What is 1!C - (1!S) - 2!S?
... then they are not playing with a full deck ...
Dave Kresh's bidding problem: Q965 --- 932 QT7532
1= 15+ and 3+s; or 11+ and 6+S (no singleton or void).
Bake Yourself a Multi Defence
Tom, this looks reasonable to me. I do wonder if we want to get into the auction immediately with 4333 and 13-14. Partner will probably act in 4th seat when we do.
Bake Yourself a Multi Defence
Yes Bill, 3 is the qbid. For both natural and artificial openings or combinations thereof. With 12 HCP and diamonds, I am not adverse to treating a weaker hand as equivalent with 6+ diamonds or 5+diamonds and any singleton or void. Alternatively, If partner doesn't care for ...
Bake Yourself a Multi Defence
Right, David. After (2) - X, we both have time and space to act. I have shown a strong hand with some diamonds; they have shown a weak hand with an unknown major. My partner is already better placed than opener's. So far, I like our position better than ...
Bake Yourself a Multi Defence
the suit bid.
Bake Yourself a Multi Defence
Our generic defense for 2+level openings below game: X = 15+, 3+cards in bid suit Overcall = natural, 5+cards, 5-6 losers NT = takeout, 5-6 losers (2 or 3 non-bid suits) Qbid = any, 0-4 losers I don't see a need to for us to customize this versus Multi. The ...
Why is the accepted point range for bidding as it is?
IMO = in my opinion (not so sure if I am I drop the "H") ;-).

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