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Geeske Joel
Geeske Joel
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 23, 2010
Last Seen
an hour ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Ex-soccer player, Leonberger-lover, happily married to a computer geek, living in Palo Alto, CA; unemployed PhD. in Biology, who is probably way too ambitious in her Bridge playing goals.

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Team mate kissing me on my head because I underlead my AKxxxx to get a ruff and set 6S
Bridge Accomplishments
4th in Roth Swiss, 1st W's Swiss, 1st W's BAM; 2nd W's BAM three times, 2nd in Wagar K.O. 5th Place Venice Cup and McConnell Cup, several top ten in NABC open events
Regular Bridge Partners
Will Watson
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Palo Alto 503
Favorite Tournaments
I love Toronto! Most Nationals, Monterey Regional
Favorite Conventions
2NT - 3S; 3NT now responders describes a slamish hand with minors
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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2/1: Fast Arrival in NT?
This is our agreement, but not sure it would be considered "expert standard": "Second-round jump to 3N by opener shows 17+- 19- HCP (too good to open 1N, not enough to open 2N) with a doubleton in responder’s suit and stoppers in BOTH unbid suits. "
Interesting Play Problem from Victor Champion Cup
Hi Kevin, not just a fun hand, but also very well presented. Thank you for the time you put into it.
Geeske Joel's bidding problem: Q3 KJ7 K542 AJ94
What is this double?
I think we play this as a thrump dbl to me, showing extra values and looking for a stopper. I would assume denying 4 spades.
RIP John Sutherlin
I will miss my buddy John, he always gave me a big smile when we saw each other at nationals, I gave him a big hug. One of the very good guys in the bridge world!
PhD Funding for the Sociology of Bridge
one can always have more than one Ph.D ;-)
I am not sure everybody would play 4C as a picture jump here. We play 1M -2m; 2y - 4m as RKC. So do not assume that partner is balanced with no club length unless discussed.
Ankur Rathi's bidding problem: Q96 865 AK75 874
We play 2NT natural invite, my choice on this hand.
Bidding after a preempt
We play it minors or a weaker heart raise when pulling a minor to 5H
Interference after a transfer
If they bid 2♠ (or cue 2♥ and advance 2♠) now responder’s bids: 1. Double = Cards, 2-3 trumps, then follow-ups by resp. are forcing 2. 2N = Weak T/O 3. 3m = Natural, competitive through invitational 4. 3ourM = to play 4. Cuebid = GF unsuitable for double 5. 4m = Natural

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