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Ronald Kalf
Ronald Kalf
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Member Since
April 3, 2016
Last Seen
Oct. 16
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I am a retired IT product manager and live near Hamburg, Germany. I Played bridge in the Netherlands seriously 72-78, the last 3 seasons in the 2nd highest team league. BTW the NBB is the second largest bridge association in the world! Systems were KS, Roman Club, Precision, our homegrown LOB (M-openings 8-13 and a 14+ Precision like 1C), Romex, then back to KSU again. Moved to Germany because of a lovely women and stopped playing bridge until retirement at 60. Now playing German standard Forum D and first KSU then homegrown system based upon An Unassuming Club (courtesy of Don Varvel and David Goldfarb) with my regular partner. As you can see from the list, my motto is "Bridge is a bidders game".

Country
Germany

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing against Belladonna-Sharif
Bridge Accomplishments
1st bridge life: I don't remember, it's too long ago. 2nd bridge life: representing our club in the schleswig-holstein club pair championship 2016 and winning.
Regular Bridge Partners
Georg Kippenberg
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Bridgeclub Elmshorn
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None
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Transfers responses to 1N overcall
No transfers, cuebid=Stayman.
Another "what should this double be?"
We have a meta-rule „advancers double of a forcing bid by responder shows a top honour“. I expect this to be valid in this case.
Off the End-play
„What if opener had only 2 spades?“ S/he bids 3 as p/c being sure of at least a 5-4-fit unless 2425. in that case bid 2N.
What do you lead from J982? (Modified)
8 for systemic reasons, with a pick-up 9
The Language of Bridge is Book of the Year
Looking forward to the next book by Kit as well as Kit’s Korner.
Meckwell versu Cappelletti
Can some of the „penalty doublers“ please explain what a penalty double is. I‘ve pmaed what I call „penalty double“ as opening bid strength with a good suit to lead (or play if pard can‘t pass). Most people I know define „penalty double“ as same strength as opps ...
Gazilli Questions - Meaning of opener’s rebids of 3M and 3NT?
My recommendation: stick to your 3N and otherwise use jumps for hands with intermediate hcp but playing strength of 5-6 losers 5-5 or a good 6crd.
How to lose in a World Championship
I ALWAYS think at trick 1! If opps conclude that I have a reason they are correct: I think about how to defeat the contract (or reduce overtricks).
General rule: Exclusion RKC or a Splinter??
Missed that too, now changed my vote.
Defense to Unusual 2NT over 1NT
X is 100% clear: train the guns. From our meta agreements I would expect to be on the same wavelength with the rest: 3m FG with the corresponding major, 3M mildly invitational, 3N rare (we would usually start with X) but tp.
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