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Gerben Dirksen
Gerben Dirksen
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 1, 2011
Last Seen
Feb. 27
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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Short !C with intermediate 2-bids
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Bidding Improvement With Weak NT?
With 2-way Stayman: 1N - 2 - 2 you simply bid 2NT and you will find out what partner has and therefore where your fit is. Worst case partner bids 3 then you bid 3. If he then declines your fit is in . Anyway my system is ...
7 tables and want to play 24 boards? Try Hesitation Mitchell
This is basically the same movement as hesitation Mitchell. Note that you have 2T-R = 6 stationary tables. The 7th table is the hesitation table.
7 tables and want to play 24 boards? Try Hesitation Mitchell
With 4-board rounds sharing is not a problem. But with 6 tables wouldn't you at laast want to play 9 rounds of 3 boards to actually meet some more opponents?
Illegal 1NT
Well, it is the WBF who defines the Laws of Contract Bridge which are valid everywhere in the world. If the ACBL disallows psyching a natural 1NT with 6-4 distribution (no way that qualifies as semibalanced so it is a gross missstatment of shape) it is playing a different game ...
Best use of jump shifts?
We play a scheme as follows: 1 - 2: Mini/maxisplinter not in (so or ) 1 - 3: Mixed raise no shortness 1 - 3: Mini/maxisplinter in 1 - 3: Mini/maxisplinter not in (so or ) 1 ...
Illegal 1NT
Why don't we encourage players to shoot themself in the foot with such crazy 1NT opening bids? 1NT - 3NT, opponents collect a bunch of and play through opener to collect a few more . A few -250s will make dummy cross enough for opener to think twice ...
Scramble or Good/Bad or other?
2 is mostly harmless as both majors. Try defending it as 2 or even 2 opening bid.
Scramble or Good/Bad or other?
Agreed as Lebensohl, similar to 2 p p X p ?
Jacoby 2 Nt Responses over interference
Bidding 3M is minimum, Pass shows extras, Dbl shows shortness in opponent's suit. Rest is what it meant before. Another solution is that Pass = whatever 3 was, Dbl = whatever 3 was, etc.
Help needed with a player upset with a director's ruling
Just a crazy question: If South has a history of making weak jumps with not-so-weak hands, WHY DID NORTH PASS? xx xxxx x Kxxxxx would qualify as weak and makes 11 tricks. I agree that just stating "weak" is rather little information for North to share with E/W, maybe ...

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