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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
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
Georg Kippenberg, Jochen Henne
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Bridgeclub Elmshorn
ACBL Ranking
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Tyler, AJxxx≠AJT97
Nathan Finkle's bidding problem: AKQT932 KQJ53 --- T
What more do I need then one or two round aces?
I don‘t understand Drury
„how would your partner show a good raise in ♠? Can you stay away from the 3-level?“ Sometimes, but not always. We open light any way and a raise to 2M shows 8-11. The problem are hands that weren‘t worth an opening bid, but are now to strong for 2M ...
I don‘t understand Drury
Nigel, first thing I said to my partner as he insisted upon Drury is „ok, but then open 2M if you are not prepared to pass F1N“ That sounded good, but is it really a solution for Qxxxx, xxx, AKxx, x?
I don‘t understand Drury
Louis, I also like to open your example hand in 3rd and then pass 1N or a natural 2m.
Defence to magic club
Against Multii X is 13-15 balanced (or strong), maybe we can get them. 2M is t/o of OM and F0.
3!C Competitive or Invitational
If you freely taise on 3 it should be competitive IMO. It is not the same as in the uncontested auchtion, where I don‘t need to make a competitive bid. Plenty of other possibilities to make a game try.
Henry Bethe's bidding problem: 85 974 K85 KJ732
Exactly that plus 3m natural invite. I bid 3.
Valuation of (Sub?)-minimal 5 Card Major Openings
Not what I expected. K&R gives 13.6 for N, which I hadn‘t expected either. I rate S as 12- and N as 12+. Being a light opener, I‘d open as S, but not force to game with S.
Missed slam ATB
Ron, I‘m not saying that slam is out of the question. All I‘m saying that it‘s not automatic opposite a normal overcall without wastage. In that it’s comparable to a splinter in an uncontested auction. At the same time it sets up an fp should opps ...

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