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Gerben Dirksen
Gerben Dirksen
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 1, 2011
Last Seen
9 hours 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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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.
Yet Another What's This Double
Dbl says Partner I couldn't double before because I don't have
Meal Times at Bridge Tournaments
This is a typical problem in Bridge, to accomodate people with a normal day job, bridge professionals and seniors. These are three groups with mostly incompatible day schedules. In Germany we recently had a discussion on starting times for the top competition, which takes place on three weekends. As expected ...
Meal Times at Bridge Tournaments
Sounds like a great day. 8:45 - 9:45 big breakfast 9:45 - 10:00 freshen up 10:00 - 10:15 walk to playing site (through a rarely visited area called "outside") 10:30 - 14:00 play session 1 14:00 - 15:00 take an outside walk (grab some food ...
USA2 Wins Bermuda Bowl
Except that the home team didn't win - anyway this match deserved two winners. Congratulations especially to Joe :-)
Late Start Netherlands v NZ QF1
Which they proved in the final segment - well done to New Zealand. Now good luck against France I am rooting for you :-)
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 ...