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Gerto den Hartog
Gerto den Hartog
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Basic Information

Member Since
Sept. 21, 2015
Last Seen
June 23, 2017
Member Type
Bridge Pro
about me

Tournament player in the Netherlands & Europe in the nineties, multiple wins, twice national champion .

Now only playing/teaching on BBO 


Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
becoming national champion individual 1995
Bridge Accomplishments
Winning 57 tournaments in the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Portugal
Regular Bridge Partners
vacancy :)
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Favorite Tournaments
Festivals in France and Portugal
Favorite Conventions
penalty double....
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
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First Time
Just like your book this story is a great read. It reminds me of the times i tried to look like Don Johnson wearing a light blue suit , pink t-shirt and espadrilles ( without socks).. It didnt help much though :) I wish your team the best of luck in Montecatini !!
BBO and players convicted of cheating
Speaking about " BBO stars " ; Isn't it time to ask BBO to DELETE ALL stars ??? After the cheating and the events in Wroclaw this is one more mess that finally needs cleaning up.
Official Spanish Team Statement
This is a great post Mr. Yates. Very, very well written and "spot on".
Why did you stop playing bridge in clubs, if you did?
Thanks for your message David, interesting to read. It is a pity but understandable that those players think like that. I am afraid that players here will think alike regarding the big summer bridge festivals. Although there is no ( or very little) Pro-Client play there they have money prizes which ...
Why did you stop playing bridge in clubs, if you did?
For all obvious reasons playing online replaced playing at a club. The only disadvantage is that you cant socialize with your partner ,friends and opps.That social aspect is much more important than we realize now, especially for people without a satisfactory social life. Personally i'm happy playing online ...
Why did you stop playing bridge in clubs, if you did?
If that was policy in the Netherlands I would have lived about 100 lives lol :)
Steve Weinstein's bidding problem: Jxx Kxx Jx Jxxxx
I would like to know what the guy that bid 4 was thinking :)
Hi Gary, Its clear that it is not a straightforward DBL for south but he is seated in the balancing position, not in the sandwich (like in your example). You can look at it like this ; if the auction is : 1-p-p-DBL is obvious 2-p-p DBL is obvious 3 ...
Agree totally with this comment. 5 is a brave bid and the winning action here. It is however far from obvious, the biggest problem is that Q10. With a singleton overcalling 5 seems much more obvious. That is why we should look a little bit more ...
A bridge club gets busted
Looking at the footage I must say that the players look suspicious. It surprises me that the Thai Police didn't use handcuffs :) :)

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