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Ronald Kalf
Ronald Kalf
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 3, 2016
Last Seen
4 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
Jochen Henne
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Bridgeclub Elmshorn
ACBL Ranking
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Follow-up: Opener's 2nd rebid
That‘s what you get for all your troubles, I’m never gonna bid 2 again
What is the meaning of 2!H and 3!H?
1) 2 Any FG not suitable for a more descriptive bid or inv+ 5-4 and 3?h FG, 5-5 Ms 2/3/4) 2 nat., F1 and 3 5-5 good suits
Bas Van Der Hoek's bidding problem: KQJT98 --- A7543 42
Not even Namyats can stop me from opening 1.
Defining Bridge
Bridge is a game of endurance: if you play long enough you cannot avoid becoming a life master.
New suit forcing or not in competition after weak 2 opening?
It is simply forcing, but I don‘t see that option.
BW 2/1: 100% GF?
David, that sounds as if you don‘t like the idea. Any specific reason?
BW 2/1: 100% GF?
How about switching the two? 1-1N;2Red-3 as invitational and 1-3 as weak?
ATB - Missed Slam
Stiff A is not a splinter! 4 is a near perfect description of the hand: game opposite the barrest minimum, not suitable for a splinter bid, as a potential source of tricks. N has: 1) a fifth , 2) A and 3) !QJ adding up to WOW!
BW 2/1: 100% GF?
#1 is not the best possible agreement, but possibly the best agreement for a casual partnership.
Bidding disaster
Correct: IF „West has an obvious opening, East does not have a GF hand“

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