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Dave Kresh
Dave Kresh
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 14, 2015
Last Seen
2 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 ;-).

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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Using 2/1 as a Convention
Here's an interesting paradox. Many posters want to distinguish 3 from 4+ card support. Others want to base their LOTT bidding on knowing their opponent's total trumps. I wonder which side needs this information the most.
Using 2/1 as a Convention
Bill, how do you use your jumpshifts over 1M?
Using 2/1 as a Convention
Petter, your statement makes sense in a 2/1 context. But do you need a forcing raise over a narrower 1M opening range in a Precision-basesd system? The last I heard, some World Class pairs play Precision or strong 1C based systems. Do they need forcing raises over 1M to ...
Using 2/1 as a Convention
2/1 creates difficulties with the wide-ranging 1M opening, and its relatively high-level GF responses. 1-2 chews up a lot of space without identifying a fit. 1-2-3 leaves little room for clubs. Bill, IMO your approach is a nice improvement. 1M-2 GF buys back ...
Craig Biddle's bidding problem: 4 5 J854 AKQJ864
Only in Tripoli.
Craig Biddle's bidding problem: 4 5 J854 AKQJ864
Redouble to play, where allowed - pass otherwise.
1D or 1NT? My marriage is on the line...!
Jim, is development the same as improvement? Weeds develop too.
Not Losing Money on NABCs
Ken, if my math is right, at 75 you get all the protections of over 35 and over 40 combined.
1D or 1NT? My marriage is on the line...!
So, is it a feature or a bug of 2/1 that both bids can be correct?
1D or 1NT? My marriage is on the line...!
Jump off the bridge, Ridge.

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