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Ronald Kalf
Ronald Kalf
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Member Since
April 3, 2016
Last Seen
10 hours ago
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".


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
ACBL Ranking
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Forcing to what?
Dave, don‘t get picky on me, I have already stated that I was not aware of the conditions. But even if I were aware, this is not the first thread where OP is asked to consider changing his methods. Edit: under the condions now given I change my vote ...
Please Rank your Top 3 Favorite systems played by you
Not less then 3. In Roman 3 was possible with some 5-3-3-2. If your second longest suit is a doubleton (or 3 if) your longest suit is 6+. Open and rebid your longest. I can‘t imagine a canapé system where you open a (natural) doubleton.
Forcing to what?
Robin, even after rereading, I don‘t see 1=5 or support XX.ä
Forcing to what?
There are so many factors to consider, that I have to vote other. For most people I know, 1 would show 5 (and X 4). Now you have to realize that a classical support double, showing 3 is not necassary, maybe XX shows an honour (Rosencranz) If that is ...
Please Rank your Top 3 Favorite systems played by you
Not enough choices. Y-axis needs canapé, I propose: 3 1st suit can be 3 (Roman Club), 2 other. Z-axis needs to include ambiguous 1 (Polish etc.) with or without 1 always unbalanced, make this -4/-5. Also add 1N forcing (to include Romex) and strong pass, I suggest ...
King from Ace-King when suit is supported?
We ARE talking about suit contracts. Against NT A asks to unblock/count, making K ambiguous in theorie. However from AKxx you lead small, so I can only imagine K without Q from AKx trying to find partners length.
King from Ace-King when suit is supported?
With my former partner we played ambiguous K always (didn‘t we play like that in the good old days?). My new partner prefers highest of equals always and I have agreed (for now).
Please Rank your Top 3 Favorite systems played by you
Allowing a system to be played only at a limited number of events is effectively the same as banning it.
More about psychs - and maybe a solution that could make everyone happy
Please Rank your Top 3 Favorite systems played by you
Some of us may have tried several of those and more. In my case I could add: Roman, Romex, Acol, KSU (not the sames as SA or 2/1), Regres, Forum D (German Standard). I have not played EHAA or Fantunes but did read about it. Anyway, voting is fun ...

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