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Gerben Dirksen
Gerben Dirksen
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 1, 2011
Last Seen
March 21
Member Type
Bridge Director
about me

Originially Dutch, now living in Fürth, Germany. Silver TD. Played for Dutch U20 in Channel Trophy, German U25 in Euro championship.


Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing against the stars in the Forbo, Verona Mixed Pairs
Bridge Accomplishments
Former Junior National Team player
Regular Bridge Partners
Norbert Stübinger, Michael Thomsen
Member of Bridge Club(s)
BC Nürnberg Museum, Kultcamp Rieneck
Favorite Tournaments
Pula Festival, German Bridge Team Trophy
Favorite Conventions
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Gerben Dirksen - Oliver Hevemeier
2/1 GF
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Norbert Stübinger - Gerben Dirksen
Short !C with intermediate 2-bids
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Balicki-Zmudzinski May Play Freely in EBL!
Sure, but the point is what happens if everyone refuses to play against them?
Balicki-Zmudzinski May Play Freely in EBL!
Regardless of consequences if I would find myself in a tournament with the "coughing doctors" again, I would NOT play against them. If everyone refuses to play against a pair, what will de directors do? Disqualify everyone?
For us who were 20 yrs or younger when first playing duplicate:
Probably an odd one out learning at age 9 although my family does not play bridge. One of my best friends comes from a bridge playing family so he got me involved.
Scoring errors
One option that exists in some scoring programs is to flag scores which greatly differ from the double dummy result on the board. Of course this will also flag situations where the double dummy result is 3NT-3 but with a different lead it's 3NT+3, but you would easily ...
No-flaw Pairings for 91 Teams- or Have You Had Enough :)
I agree with Meike that 1-64 should be a possible outcome. That leads to: 4 37 38 91 5 36 39 90 6 35 40 89 7 34 41 88 8 33 42 87 9 32 43 86 10 31 44 85 11 30 45 84 12 31 46 83 ...
TD ruling on a freak hand
@Matthias: No screens in the round-of-16? :-( Oh well... I would have enjoyed this board with screens at the other table! Perhaps we would have really gotten +890.
TD ruling on a freak hand
North bid 3 and East asked. When he got the response "asking for stopper" he bid 4. I am just guessing but maybe he expected to hear "Michael's" so he could make some bid to show shortness, but this wasn't possible after the explanation.
Convention Disruption
Let's make an experiment. We keep North's hand fixed and let him bid 2 showing both majors. West gets a random 15-17 NT hand and we distribute East and South hands randomly. Now we let the bidding continue. Approximately 8 times out of 10, South has at ...
Attention All Bridge Lawyers!
Welcome ACBL to the world of fair rulings. Why this change is needed can be seen from a simple example. 9-table game, and at all tables the auction starts with North opening 1 and East overcalling 3. On two of these tables, the cold contract of 6 ...
Vanderbilt Vugraph
How about showing two frequent posters: Gavin vs. Christina, i.e. Fireman (28) vs Narasimhan (37)?

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