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Gerben Dirksen
Gerben Dirksen
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 1, 2011
Last Seen
23 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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Late Start Netherlands v NZ QF1
Wayne, this tells you that the Dutch were at the playing area BEFORE the match. Then they apparently asked the director about the new convention, and the director apparently ruled: "Go ahead and discuss a defense". The director did not rule: "You should have known before, sit down and play ...
Anticipatory Responses
We play this in combination with 2 including a weak two in . In that case, 2M is either to play vs semiforcing or natural and forcing opposite weak two.
Why are there round robins in the World Team Championships?
I suggest anti-Swissing the field on a daily basis. So after a random day 1, on day 2 the top 3 play the bottom 3 and so on. When this is done on days 2-6, on the last day the top teams will have top teams left and the bottom ...
How would you rule?
Anthony what you say is true. However sometimes also dummy gets ahead of himself. Fact is whatever you rule, someone is going to be disappointed.
Who will win the BB, VC and D'orsi?
Bangladesh beat Italy, so bookies are getting nervous :) Just no easy matches anymore...
Yuan Shen's bidding problem: AKQT875 --- AKJ985 ---
Ian in that case you have not lost anything. You can still make a guess which was an option on the opening bid.
Yuan Shen's bidding problem: AKQT875 --- AKJ985 ---
How about 2, then bid 3 followed by 4 ace asking for . You'll find out about Q (not caring about how many aces partner has). Then jump to 6/7 accordingly.
Flipping for Winning
How about leaving your cell phone turned off on the bridge table where everyone can see it, and everyone can see that you are not using it?
Stick to your claim?
I am not saying I never claim on a finesse or a split, sometimes I do, it's just that one shouldn't criticize someone who doesn't. I mean if you can resolve the situation by playing one more trick that should be just as fast since you save ...
Flying to Lyon? Be prepared. Flying out? Leave many hours or you may miss your flight
When in Europe, do as the Europeans, which is take the train :-) If you fly to Geneva I would recommend a train from Geneva to Lyon. Single ticket costs around €33 (2nd class) and takes 2.5 hours from Geneva Airport to Lyon central station. Time table can be found ...

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