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Dave Kresh
Dave Kresh
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 14, 2015
Last Seen
11 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Retired business/engineering systems analyst. Frequent online (OKB), occasional club and local tourney player. Avid interest in bidding systems and bidding theory. Developer - Naturelle bidding system. Approximately 600 MPs as of 2015, but with tentative power rating (per Colorado Springs) of over 11000 MPs.  This must be due to my bidding rather than declarer play or defense. Willing to share Naturelle with anyone interested in learning or playing. Would love to see the system used by better players than myself, which means most anyone on Bridgewinners ;-).

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Meeting my favorite partner (life/bridge) at our Regional 24 years ago, marrying her a year later.
Bridge Accomplishments
1) Winning 2-session Stratified Open Pairs at Pittsburgh Sectional in 1991. We had about 200 MPs total, the field included almost a dozen Top 500 players. 2) Played lifetime in only three Open National events (Pittsburgh), nearly qualifying for Jacoby Swiss day 2. 5th in the A/X pairs after 1 session (just behind Zeke Jabbour, but ahead of some other well-knowns (scrounging my only Platinum Point out of the 2nd session)
Regular Bridge Partners
Andrew Petrick, Bob Kleinmann, Mitchell Model, Bruce Karlan, and Cathi Kresh. Formerly, Steve Nolan
Favorite Tournaments
Cross Creek Sectional (7 Cities), anything in a 2-hour radius of Pittsburgh. Also Gatlinburg - a great Regional
Favorite Conventions
Weak NT, Intermediate 2 Bids, 2-Way Stayman, and natural doubles and redoubles. Also 2-Way Minisplinters, and short suit game/slam tries.
BBO Username
BBO username - dkresh; OKB username - kresh
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
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Is this call alertable?
And they have a sense of humor as well.
Is this call alertable?
Sam, someone substantially modified my original post here at least twice that I have seen in the last few minutes. I sent a note along to BW. Whoever modified described me as average player. They may be giving me too much credit as well :).
1M-3M: How Do You Play It?
0-4 HCP, 3+support, 2 total covers (counting shortness covers). Our opening 1M is typically 5-6 losers (weak NT context), so 3M often makes. LOTT is not as important here.
Is this call alertable?
Yes, Ed, but if I lose my copy of their notes, would you send me your copy of them?
Is this call alertable?
Responders 1 call, for all of its artificiality, is a limit bid of 0-4 HCP. Pretty simple situation. I expect a pass by opener over this limit bid to be for play, and any other bid a correction. F orcing bids by opener would be unusual, and need an ...
Summer NABC Moved
Steve, there is the possibility that the sledgehammer damage is an intended feature of cancel culture, not an unintended bug.
Summer NABC Moved
Timo, I looked at your video. Best laugh I have had in weeks! I ask myself, "why did I find this so funny?". If the situation were real, it would be deathly serious. But I think the fact that it wasn't really related to that deadly serious possibility has ...
Summer NABC Moved
It's difficult to be saddled with a poor partner on a long trip or match. At least that what all my partners tell me.
OK Bridge is far from OK. Agree or Disagree?
I am happy to report that David stopped by our table tonight, and picked up his free imps. Andrew still thinks I should have made that 7 contract. I was just happy we had an 8 card fit this time.
OK Bridge is far from OK. Agree or Disagree?
One other thing I really like about OKB is the hand record history. You get the scoring and play details of every hand you have played over the years, along with how all others scored and played those boards. I have found this to be very helpful in analyzing our ...
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