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Gerben Dirksen
Gerben Dirksen
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 1, 2011
Last Seen
59 minutes ago
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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Question to those of you playing Ekren
After 2NT+answer, we play 4 is keycard for and 4 is keycard for . I would bid 4 keycards for , and if partner bids 1 KC without Q, I would bid 6.
Opponents have penalty doubled your partner's 1NT overcall
As we play Meckwell after 1NT: XX shows one minor or both majors, covering hand #1 2 shows , covering hand #2 2 shows and another, covering hand #3 2 shows and another, covering hand #4 Pass shows "I don't see any better contract ...
Are Rules Meant to be Broken?
Seems to me your CC rules are too harsh. How about: "A pair should have two identically filled out convention cards. If not, play ceases and the pair should immediately fill out the cards." In fact we had this case in the national league. Normally we don't call for ...
Elinescu and Wladow win their case against the WBF
You can have clean brid at the highest levels. Who cares about all the levels below that? Apparently not the WBF. I am afraid of many things: * Many bridge clubs won't like the idea that they have to pay damages to the Doctors. It is already a problem to ...
New Go Program
Backgammon IS more simple than Bridge. In Backgammon, there is always one move which is objectively the best one. The dice complicate things a bit since there are 21 different outcomes on each move, but in the end, that's just a matter of fixed probabilities. In Bridge, there is ...
Partner Plays Barbu
I'm with Kit on this one. Since partner doubled 4 he has some goods and it is likely that he raised to 4 on a singleton lacking an alternative.
The worst hand you ever held which had a decisive trick?
The probability of holding no card higher than the 7 is a shocking 254,398 to 1. Lucky you!
Why younger players don't want to learn bridge
I tried a "no conventions" system with an expert partner in a club game once. We messed up the defense on a opponent's save, which was costly. We finished second and would have finished first without the mistake on defense. Sure, it was annoying to not have Stayman or ...
Top Bridge Pros' Tax Woes Continue
It will be a safe bet that someone in his team of advisors has hired an international tax expert so he doesn't run in this kind of trouble.
Top Bridge Pros' Tax Woes Continue
Maybe as comparison, the manager of FC Bayern Munich (Germany's top soccer team) was sentenced to 3.5 years in prison for tax evasion. And he really went to jail. So tax evasion is taken seriously.

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