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Ronald Kalf
Ronald Kalf
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 3, 2016
Last Seen
an hour 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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Switch Horses
"With no singleton or void partner will always bypass a 4-card spade suit and rebid 1NT, even if he is 5-4-2-2" Then you must also OPEN 1N with this shape. Is that ANY 5-4-2-2 or specifically 4252? If ANY your 2 is always 6+ or some 5-4M-3-1. Or ...
Obeying signals vs being practical
IMO pard is not FORCING me to play , s/he is merely showing where the entry is. I'm with Jim, playing !T gives us a second chance to play .
Raises to five of the agreed major suit?
Michael, that was a long time ago, I'm sure you would have done better today.
The 5 level belongs to: __________
"I believe the opponents should be entitled to know that you play (3m)-bid-(5m)- as a forcing situation, *before* responder bids 5m" Isn't that taking full disclosure too far? Will you alert 3? Explain "if you bid 5m, pass is forcing" or "if you bid any number ...
Raises to five of the agreed major suit?
I agree 100% with Marty
Who Will Win the Venice Cup?
I agree, it should be forbidden to vote for your own country:-))
Weak Jump Shift or Splinter?
Fit jump
How was your first bridge clob experience?
I 'learned' bridge from a pre world war book by Ely Culbertson, that I found on one of the many book shelves at home (my father had hoped to bring my mother to play bridge). As a student I kibitzed then played in breaks between lectures. First thing I had ...
Alerting Question for Our 3rd/4th Seat Opener
Your opponents should read your convention card:-) Our 1 is always unbalanced and may have longer . I have asked how to handle this. In Germany: announce 1 as 4 and alert a rebid that shows or may have longer . We occasionally open 1M on 4 in ...

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