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Ronald Kalf
Ronald Kalf
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 3, 2016
Last Seen
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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
ACBL Ranking
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Who should sleep on the couch?
It all depends upon your overcalling style, I consider the N hand a lot above average. OTOH even opposite my overcalls S is close to another move. Anyway, did Annie ever have to sleep on the couch? A piece of good advice: get Annie to buy you a decent couch ...
Please comment on the Ruling
Depending upon the regulations in effect it‘s either switched off or in silent mode, but can be switched on if necessary.
Easier Than Eleven
Lets ask K&R and Danny Kleinman. You get 13.85 resp. 13+. My rating (FYI, but not as important as the other two) is 14. Sounds like 1 to me.
Please comment on the Ruling
„There is no such thing as “the actual agreement” in this case (unless North-South can show that there is)“. I can always show our actual agreement because I have it as eBook on my smartphone.
Frances Hinden's bidding problem: J653 --- QJT973 AJ8
I double 6 and hope pard can double 6 because I would pass it. Edit: come to think of it, my partner will bid 6 if he can‘t double 6:-)
Please comment on the Ruling
E action should be based upon the information given and pass. Then S is likely to bid some number of , probably 3. The X and yummy. If you don‘t believe the explanation, don‘t complain later. I had this situation when playing behind screens for the first ...
Itzik Ezra's bidding problem: J654 6 A652 KJT4
You decided to bid 4, now stick to it.
David Eddleston's bidding problem: 97543 Q3 A8 AT95
I pass because pards reopening bid will tell ME more then I can tell HIM/HER with whatever bid I choose.
7S puzzle in segment 7
Sad, I'm a big fan of Kit.
Double of Their Strong NT Opening
I wouldn‘t call those penalty doubles, a semantic problem.

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