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Ronald Kalf
Ronald Kalf
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Member Since
April 3, 2016
Last Seen
March 28
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 woman and stopped playing bridge until retirement at 60. Now playing German standard For


Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing against Belladonna-Sharif
Bridge Accomplishments
1st bridge life: I don't remember, it's too long ago. 2nd bridge life: representing our club in the schleswig-holstein club pair championship 2016 and winning.
Regular Bridge Partners
Jochen Henne
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Bridgeclub Elmshorn
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Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: Kx AKT9xx --- AT9xx
Seems I have a minority vote. If 3 shows Ms and 4 +M non-forcing, it seems logical that 4 shows +M FG. I would feel very uncomfortable if pard passes 4. If you force me to choose between 2 and 3, I ...
Mark Smith's bidding problem: KJ983 QJ87 --- T654
With the monster necessary to have game, pard would have bid 3N. Likely points are more or less evenly shared by N and E and shared by S and E. I expect a nasty surprise for declarer.
delayed XX runout showing a 3-suiter alertable ?
Great idea, but we might need one or two more. No matter if you play 2M as weak two or semi-forcing, the intention is always to play the contract. How about Fantunes? 1-level opening bids are unlimited and forcing, so opener does not intend to play the contract.
delayed XX runout showing a 3-suiter alertable ?
Kit, I really must wonder. The OP says "However if you have the AGREEMENT that 2C followed by a XX is your way to show a very weak 3 suiters short in clubs (4441,5440,4540,4450) should 2C & the XX be alerted?" Since it is an agreement, it must ...
delayed XX runout showing a 3-suiter alertable ?
Ethan, if you don't play WNT your remark is harmless, if you do your remark is telling.
delayed XX runout showing a 3-suiter alertable ?
To me it doesn't matter what the Blue Book says or "2 selects a contract". Full disclosure is a higher law and 2 as well as XX must be alerted. I always alert all of our run-out agreements, even Pass as "not strong enough for XX, no ...
Defense to 2C - strong or weak 2 in diamonds
X= balanced, now pard can X for blood, pass then X penalty, 2 t/o, rest as over W2. The same principle over multi-2, but now 2M is t/o of OM promises 4crd M.
Forcing Pass System
I know that Kit has put down some rules, but I don't remember where. As always when it comes to competitive bidding, I recommend "Partnership Bidding at Bridge" by Robson and Segal.
ATB -- Phantom Save
50% N 50% unlucky. N could have bid 5 OR 6, not 5 AND 6. S cannot X because she cannot X 6, that is unlucky.
ATB- Missed Slam
Not normally a fan of BW of all sorts, this hand screams EXCLUSION! If you hear 6 you have a grand. Anyway E has a monster after the 3-bid and is at least 100% to blame.

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