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Gerben Dirksen
Gerben Dirksen
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 1, 2011
Last Seen
May 18
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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Your opinion on partner's opening bid Gatlinburg KO.
Would have bid a larger amount of clubs before passing 4x. And I would not pass 4x.
Is this system bad or illegal? (EDIT)
The system opening structure is similar to "Magic Diamond" which is a good system. Some pointers: * When playing such light opening bids, one should not play 2-over-1 GF. * Partner should not be forced to bid 1 after the 1 opening bid. 1 could be either no game ...
Gerben Dirksen's bidding problem: 7 K6432 2 KJT864
Indeed, partner had a forcing hand at the table.
Richard Bley's bidding problem: QJ752 KQJT 82 85
If available I would open 2 both majors to not get partner excited if he has a maximum.
Can being fully ethical be unethical?
You can have the same problem if you for example play 2 as showing a 1-suiter as defense to 1NT (or 2 in ACBL). You have , bid 2 and partner doesn't alert. Do you correct?
Is "could be short" a conventional call?
Holo Bolo vs short (1) ? * X: or 12-14 NT or 18+ * 1: 4 4 * 1: 5 or 4 5m * 1: 5 or 4 5m * 1NT: 15-17 NT or weak 6+ * 2: 5 4 * 2 ...
Is "could be short" a conventional call?
It is a conventional call (as it does not promise three or more cards in ), but in many places (apparently ACBL also) such conventional calls are TREATED as natural to protect weaker players from overcalls that would be brown sticker after a natural 1 bid. Which 1 ...
Opinion on a director's ruling.
More interestingly, how did West figure out after partner raised , that they should play 3NT / 4? I also don't like the procedural penalty. Either there is damage or there is not. If there is damage, adjust the result, if not, then give a warning. Why a PP ...
Bill Jacobs's bidding problem: 5 AKQJ98732 --- J43
The hand came up in by local club!
7 tables and want to play 24 boards? Try Hesitation Mitchell
With 7 tables, you have 13 possible opponents. Why not simply play 12 rounds of 2 boards? Some people don't like Howells you write, it simply takes some getting used to I guess.

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