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Gerben Dirksen
Gerben Dirksen
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 1, 2011
Last Seen
3 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.


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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Counting HCP or Cover Cards and Tricks
To bid the grand you must have methods to ask for specific Kings. Probably most pairs don't have that, ergo... they play 6 something.
Multi Opening Two-Bids
Richard, if there are loopholes in the charts, people are right to criticize them. For some time in Germany the rule for brown sticker conventions was translated incorrectly, and for each strong option only rule-of-18 was required and not the 13 HCP which is common internationally. First I wrote to ...
What is the best Grosvenor Gambit you've seen?
I will tell you my worst... Against weak club opponents Holding something like Kxx Kx Q10xx Jxxx partner opens 1 Precision (10 - 14), righty overcalls 1, As dbl would show 4-card I pass, and lefty jumps to 2NT (invitational). Passed to me I double. Unsurprisingly on partner ...
You Suspect a Psyche
West's initials were "RR"? I agree with others that South's bid here is a jump to 3. For a passed hand after a T/O double this is a rock. Still getting to slam after p p p 2NT is a tough call.
Definition of a penalty double
Penalty double in this situation means that I expect opener to always pass and hope for the best.
In the Well: Mikael and Ola Rimstedt
Hi thank you for being in the well! First I wanted to ask the same question as Lynn so I will ask it a bit differently. My twin boys are now 3 years old and hopefully they will be interested in Bridge as well when they grow up. My question ...
Gerben Dirksen's lead problem: QJT742 A7 Q74 53
Of course one hand proves nothing but at the table, declarer had a 0229 distribution and AK were in dummy. Thus a lead proved very costly.
Gerben Dirksen's lead problem: QJT742 A7 Q74 53
Possibly but that would not have been a success at the table. In that sense you have already taken one right decisiion.
Stuff about appeals that some people may find boring
You make valid points, looking at the results you will find that 14 times was played by East. 1 other time was played by West. 2 times was played. To me this shows that 14 tables probably started with 1 by East, as natural overcalls vs ...
Stuff about appeals that some people may find boring
I think you got a favorable ruling. The ruling might have been 4 against you. I sympathise a bit because in the USA you get no exposure to Multi 2 but in this case you chose to play it yourself without sufficient discussion about the followups. For me ...

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