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Gerben Dirksen
Gerben Dirksen
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Member Since
Feb. 1, 2011
Last Seen
10 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Director
about me

Originially Dutch, now living in Fürth, Germany. Silver TD. Played for Dutch U20 in Channel Trophy, German U25 in Euro championship.

Country
Netherlands

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing against the stars in the Forbo, Verona Mixed Pairs
Bridge Accomplishments
Former Junior National Team player
Regular Bridge Partners
Norbert Stübinger, Michael Thomsen
Member of Bridge Club(s)
BC Nürnberg Museum, Kultcamp Rieneck
Favorite Tournaments
Pula Festival, German Bridge Team Trophy
Favorite Conventions
Fantunes
BBO Username
Gerben42
ACBL Ranking
None
Gerben Dirksen - Oliver Hevemeier
2/1 GF
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Norbert Stübinger - Gerben Dirksen
Short !C with intermediate 2-bids
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Scramble or Good/Bad or other?
2 is mostly harmless as both majors. Try defending it as 2 or even 2 opening bid.
Scramble or Good/Bad or other?
Agreed as Lebensohl, similar to 2 p p X p ?
Jacoby 2 Nt Responses over interference
Bidding 3M is minimum, Pass shows extras, Dbl shows shortness in opponent's suit. Rest is what it meant before. Another solution is that Pass = whatever 3 was, Dbl = whatever 3 was, etc.
Help needed with a player upset with a director's ruling
Just a crazy question: If South has a history of making weak jumps with not-so-weak hands, WHY DID NORTH PASS? xx xxxx x Kxxxxx would qualify as weak and makes 11 tricks. I agree that just stating "weak" is rather little information for North to share with E/W, maybe ...
Gerben Dirksen's bidding problem: 64 A984 K4 AKJ96
Thanks for confirming my reality check. I dbled for -990. Oh well.
How would you try to win a 28-board match by 77 IMPs?
I agree with Kit to not play desperate, just play well. But it helps to play a different system (at least different NT range) as your opponents. Won't help though however if you have never played the different system before. Do NOT play a new system for the first ...
Bad slam
I prefer not to cue a shortness in partner's first suit. Therefore I would bid 4 only with Ace or King, not with the void. North hand is not so great in light of South's splinter bid.
What's this X? (I believe I know the answer, but conflicting claims have been made).
We play IYNTAIT (if you need to ask, it's takeout). As you did ask, it's takeout. More seriously, it depends basically on the question if you would have had a bid for "I would have responded 1NT but I don't have a stopper". If not, then Dbl ...
What's the position, post-Boye Revelations?
Not only that, they won the senior pairs championship and their picture is shown on the federation website.
BW Gives Thanks For You!
@Peg overheard from opponents after conceding several redoubled overtricks vulnerable (if you need to know, 1 1 1 2 4th suit forcing was doubled and redoubled): "It's teams, partner, don't feel bad the overtricks don't matter much."
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