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Gerben Dirksen
Gerben Dirksen
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 1, 2011
Last Seen
Nov. 29
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.


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
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
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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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."
How well do you understand restricted choice?
But he demoted Pluto!
How well do you understand restricted choice?
#1: Less than 50%. If the youngest would also be a boy, there is a higher probability that Mr. Jones would also have a third childs, which he doesn't. #2: More than 33%. Of the three possibilities boy/boy, boy/girl and girl/boy, not all are equally likely ...
A 1!d response to a 1!c opening by partner...
There are many possible styles, different ones with different partners. Playing natural I prefer 1 - 1 to promise 5 cards. With 5 4M I would normally bid 1 unless the 5-card suit is bad.
How well do you understand restricted choice?
And what if they were twins?
Trump high or low at trick 3?
I fully share your gut feeling that Qx(x) onside is unlikely. To me any hand where South doubled with a singleton is unlikely, regardless which singleton. But unfortunately that are the hands where it makes a difference, so we have to assume he DID double with a singleton ...
Trump high or low at trick 3?
I suppose you want to tell us that the defense started with three rounds of ? Three possible lines: 1.Ruff high, cash A 2.Ruff high, cross in and finesse. 3.Ruff low, cross in and finesse. Line 1 wins if North has Q singleton or xx ...
What's the thickest part of your system notes?
The other way around, signoff in a minor is 2 followed by 3m.

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