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Ronald Kalf
Ronald Kalf
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Member Since
April 3, 2016
Last Seen
47 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I am a retired IT product manager and live near Hamburg, 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".


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
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Questions regarding a Two-way Multi
Not that I am a fan of self-preempting with a strong hand, but there’s more to transfers then rightsiding. A transfer gives you extra bidding space and you desperately need that. .
Alan Schwartz's bidding problem: KQ8 AT97 2 AJ542
Mighty glad that I can bid Raptor (aka Polish NT) with this type of hand in stead of choosing between 3 losing options (pass, 1N or 2, my reluctant vote).
Nadav Trumer's bidding problem: KQJ7642 Q8 K653 ---
5, too weak for 4.
Ronald Kalf's bidding problem: T75 4 JT987 T863
I did bid 4 without being comfortable with the bid. Both 4 and 4 are down one, but there is another way to win: opps bid 5 doubled again for down 2!
What is the meaning of this sequence?
We play like Craig. We pass with 7 points and singleton making 3m somewhat constructive. Our IJS is always based upon a good suit, so the 3m-rebid after F1N includes the invite with a bad suit and no stopper in om. The range is broader then I would like ...
Why am I not that crazy about Bridge anymore these days?
MPs are bullshit. If you‘re old enough and have a nine to five job you can‘t avoid becoming an „i don‘t know what“ master. If you older still and senile you keep your MPs to play in top events. How crazy is this. I for my part ...
Why am I not that crazy about Bridge anymore these days?
Abstain, bridge has me again. Must be careful not to overdo it, don‘t want to lose my wife over it.
Why am I not that crazy about Bridge anymore these days?
Will these problems with pre empts never end?
This weekend at MP: 1-(2N)-3-(4) P-(P)-4-(5) 5-(P)-6-(7) X-AP going for -1100 against our nv slam which doesn‘t even make. I had been thinking about making a slam try after 4 and ...
Why am I not that crazy about Bridge anymore these days?
Michael, „don’t argue with success“ is not the road to better bridge. This weekend we had a top when I made 3 after pards reopening double where it should be -2 for a round zero. I commented that he shouldn’t reopen and were lucky to get such ...

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