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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 in Schleswig, a nice little town in 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
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Impossible Insert
„Even if he has a doubleton club, you should be able to defeat 2“ How about the law? If pard has a doubleton , opps have an 8-card-fit. If pard has a doubleton as well, there are 15 total tricks. Switch the round jacks and they will probably ...
Opening standards: LTC vs Point Count
Same for me. One difference however: as I am not an expert, I use a formula.
How do you get to Slam?
One doesn‘t open 2 with a 1-opening.
Eight Ever - Nine Never - or is it the other way round?
An interesting observation, can you explain the math behind that. I hope you are not referring to the so-called „law“.
2NT Rebid After Positive Gazzilli Response
Ed, that may be true if a) you play SNT including 5M332 and b) you would also open 1N with 5224 or c) wouldn‘t dream of rebidding 2N with anything but 5M332. If 2 is 8+ 2N is simply an invite with 15-16. 1M-1N; 3N is of course ...
2NT Rebid After Positive Gazzilli Response
It seems I‘m a lonely wolf, but why on earth should 2N be forcing?
Bad Disclosure (Pass the cheese, I already have the whine)
There are very very few cases where the name of a convention is sufficient.
What Kind Of Team Tournament Would You Like To See?
I am also one of those that think that the difference between GMT and German time is always 1 hour. I should have been more precise: we start 7:30 German time.
What Kind Of Team Tournament Would You Like To See?
Another issue. We started playing team matches at 2x12 boards changing table at halftime. At starting time there was no problem getting a table, at half time it took 15 minutes and more. After a time we changed to 1x24.
Which bid is the artificial 3rd suit game force here?
2 is part of what I call quasi-lebebsohl, it shows either a game-forcing hand or 5-4 invitational. Opener bids 2N with 5-4 or 2 with 6+ (3-level is for highly distributional hands). After 2 responder can bid 2N with the invite, others ...

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