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Gerbrand Hop
Gerbrand Hop
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Member Since
March 21, 2012
Last Seen
17 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Currently working at Bridgemate, if you have questions please contact us via e-mail.


I was part of the Junior team from the Netherlands that won the World Youths in China 2012. That was sadly enough my last junior event...



Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
World Junior teams 2012, World Youth congress teams 2011
Member of Bridge Club(s)
De Lombard
Favorite Tournaments
World Championships
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ACBL Ranking
Defending Against the Precision 2!d Opening
Josh if you pretend the 2 opener has shouldn't you defend like the opener opened 2 natural? so dbl is take/out on clubs? 13-15 bal would suggest you double with 3334
New (proposed) tool for teaching bridge to beginers
Hi Richard, I think your tool is very nice. It could be used to improve from beginner to advanced for example, it will get players get hand evaluation skills. For beginners sorting 13 cards and remembering 1 trick is difficult enough, seeing 26 cards and seeing all possibilties is way ...
Howell problem - how to fix on Bridgemate?
If you are playing an howell with arrow switches you normally have unique pairnumbers for each direction, so let's say the tournament contains 12 tables, the pair numbers are 1-24 for example. In the Bridgemates you can put the setting for entering pairnumber to being optional, if you do ...
Asking out of turn
Don't worry to much, If players ask directly they tend to always do.. it doesn't helpt their partner. Solution: Play with screens.
Watch Their Spots
after 1NT-2-p with 2-3 I would bid 2, if partner has equal length he will bid 2, otherwise we will land in our 5-2 fit instead of our 4-3 fit. What is the reason you bid 2 Kit? Over 1NT-2-dbl I thought it ...
Are penalty doubles a thing of the past?
i agree with both, Take out and double statements. How about: (1)-p-(p)-(dbl) (3)-dbl?
Kokish Relay Question
why with a bad hand? after 2-2 2-2 3 (5+4+ ?) 3 shows 5+ and a good hand? With a no fit hand you bid 3?
Kokish Relay Question
I Believed it was standard to play 2-2 2-2NT as 5+ and 0-2, in this case you will not be cramped with ..
An Old Chestnut
Partner holds K QJxxxxx Jx Qxx and you are at the unsafe 5 level..
A bidding challenge
1-(3)-3 4*-4/4NT/5m P *Used to resevers 4 and 4 here. so 4 would be a good hand with , so 4 is CoG.. Bidding these hands to slam isn't that clearcut. The EW hands are ...

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