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Louis Dekker
Louis Dekker
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Member Since
Sept. 25, 2015
Last Seen
Sept. 13
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Enjoy playing bridge and watching most other sports.

More interested in bidding than in playing, but that's probably because declaring is the worst part of my game Embarassed.


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Bridge Accomplishments
2nd in Dutch Mixed Teams Championships 2015
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Ruit in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Should This NLM Stay in his Lane?
Not sure i agree, but that aside, would it be totally out of line to [b]sincerely[/b] offer this person help in walking if you genuinely think he doesn't know how to?
Should This NLM Stay in his Lane?
"[i][b]Maybe[/b] the OP and the lady who declared are in the event for different reasons. He for self-improvement, she for social reasons, just passing some time. OP [b]should[/b] not have spoken up.[/i]" Emphasis mine. If i'm there for "social reasons, just passing time ...
Should This NLM Stay in his Lane?
"[i]Louis, I think Jim was saying that implicit in the offer of bridge advice is that the asker considers the askee weaker.[/i]" Why is this relevant? Whether or not it is implicit (i don't think it needs to be: a much stronger player than me could still ...
Should This NLM Stay in his Lane?
I don't see where or why i should come to that conclusion (that he wanted to show off). Admittedly it also doesn't state he did not have that intention, but i prefer to assume the good rather than the bad if neither is explicitly mentioned. I have to ...
Should This NLM Stay in his Lane?
I felt like flagging most of the comments to this post :( It's a sad world we've come to if you cannot offer help anymore because people might take it the wrong way and be offended. I hope Michael Xu manages to hold on to his outlook on life ...
Should This NLM Stay in his Lane?
[i]"Do unto others as you sincerely believe they want you to do."[/i] That is not going to be very helpful in lots of situations. Lots of people (a large majority?) sincerely want you to tell them what they do or think is the best way to do or ...
Do you play Drury?
[i]"Drury was actually discussed as being an illegal convention, but enough people at high levels like to be able to field psyches that they lobbied for it to be allowed."[/i] This is both offensive and untrue. Agree. That's why i flagged it :)
Do you play Drury?
I don't see what is or should be illegal about using Drury. Are the people opposed to it the same that think preempts should be forbidden, because it's unfair?
The weak jump shift response - a contrarian view
We have played 2 in reply to a minor opening as weak (6 crd about 4-bad 8 hcp) in either M; 2 as 4+ and 5+ same range. This leaves slower sequences as invitational and jump rebids as GF. Works fine for us.
How Do You Play This?
How strong is the strong jump shift by opener? If it's GF, then 4 for me has to be weak, since 1-2 is constructive and 1-1NT therefore also contains the garbage 3-crd support. The invitational would bid 3 and leave room to explore for ...

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