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Ronald Kalf
Ronald Kalf
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 3, 2016
Last Seen
2 hours 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
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
ACBL Ranking
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BW MSC Rebid
"Bidding fake suits without extra values is asking for trouble" Not if it is part of your system, as it should be IMHO. Unless you play a strong or intermediate club system of course.
BW MSC Rebid
I know the KSU notes say "intended as forcing" but I've never passed after 1m-1; 1. I guess EK never passed either.
Cologne court judges the prosecution of Wladow-Elinescu vs. Deutscher Bridge Verband.
Pau l, the correct quote is "You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time." Attributed to Abraham Lincoln.
BW MSC Rebid
2 is superior, but unfortunately not systemic in 2/1, SAYC, Forum D etc.. Switch to KS or Ambra if you don't want to play a strong or intermediate club system.
Is it forcing?
I practice both with a pick-up or in a tournament. With my regular partner it's "learning by mistaking" at the club.
Is it forcing?
I play Leb a lot, but not in this sequence.
Is it forcing?
An expert will not "save" his partner twice, but if he is a pro and you the client maybe you should pass.
Cologne court judges the prosecution of Wladow-Elinescu vs. Deutscher Bridge Verband.
I'm afraid that it's only a dream, but I would refuse to play against them.
Can You Explain This Auction...?
Deleted because I took S for N.
Cologne court judges the prosecution of Wladow-Elinescu vs. Deutscher Bridge Verband.
I can hardly believe it and hope DVB will go all the way, even to the "Verfassungsgericht" if necessary.

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