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Ronald Kalf
Ronald Kalf
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 3, 2016
Last Seen
24 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I am a retired IT product manager and live in Schleswig, a nice little town in Germany. I Played bridge in the Netherlands seriously 72-78, the last 3 seasons in the 2nd highest team league. BTW the NBB is the second largest bridge association in the world! Systems were KS, Roman Club, Precision, our homegrown LOB (M-openings 8-13 and a 14+ Precision like 1C), Romex, then back to KSU again. Moved to Germany because of a lovely women and stopped playing bridge until retirement at 60. Now playing German standard Forum D and first KSU then homegrown system based upon An Unassuming Club (courtesy of Don Varvel and David Goldfarb) with my regular partner. As you can see from the list, my motto is "Bridge is a bidders game".

Country
Germany

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing against Belladonna-Sharif. Playing on Vugraph at the German Bridge Trophy
Bridge Accomplishments
1st bridge life: I don't remember, it's too long ago. 2nd bridge life: winning the northern germany pairs competition 2018
Regular Bridge Partners
Georg Kippenberg
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Bridgeclub Elmshorn
Favorite Tournaments
German Bridge Trophy
BBO Username
GoldenCalf
ACBL Ranking
None
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Polish Up Your Bridge 4: a quick decision
Obvious is an overstatement.
Leo Lasota's bidding problem: A8 8 A42 AJT8653
16:-)
Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: K95 KT3 AKJT J98
Obviously W left the table after his 2N-bid and I have to clear up the mess. On a favourable lead or some help from partner in we might have 9 tricks in notrump. 10 in looks far away, 4333 bah. Maybe I should pass, but after the strongest ...
Ronald Kalf's bidding problem: AJ876 AKQ K QJ76
This is what happened: I use the „You Hold“ app on my iPad. Sometimes I get an error message and I push „Publish“ again until the poll is accepted. Then I abstain. In this case the 7th try was successful.
Ronald Kalf's bidding problem: Q2 KQ95 K8 AQJ94
This is what happened: I use the „You Hold“ app on my iPad. Sometimes I get an error message and I push „Publish“ again until the poll is accepted. Then I abstain. In this case the 4th try was successful.
Is 3x - (pass) - 3y forcing or non-forcing
David, that’s how we play it.
Direct and Delayed 4NT Advances following Opposing Preemptive Opening
I voted quantitative for direct 4N per our meta-agreement, but maybe aces is better.
Is 3x - (pass) - 3y forcing or non-forcing
Nice to know I‘m part of Michaels Cool School.
Light Opening?
If you regularly open 1a-counts that‘s the way to go. Our 1M is light and we need 14 for an FG2/1.
Is 3x - (pass) - 3y forcing or non-forcing
Options 4 to 5 are … strange and even stranger if you don‘t click all 4.
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