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Ronald Kalf
Ronald Kalf
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 3, 2016
Last Seen
6 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: winning the northern germany pairs competition 2018
Regular Bridge Partners
Georg Kippenberg
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Bridgeclub Elmshorn
ACBL Ranking
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Common Leb mishap
From W point of view: playing leb 3N expresses doubt about , 2N-3-3N no doubt > P From E point of view: 3 is an impossible bid, obviously pard thinks 2N is leb, I have to bid 3N now. Note: E doesn‘t need the alert to know that ...
What Is Partner Showing?
„Didn't our double say we have spades?„ No!
Missed game - who was more responsible
„Did R&S really recommend 3♦ as a heart bid“ in a WNT environment.
Missed game - who was more responsible
Given the methods described 4 is the only possible bid. Might I suggest a gadget from Robson&Segal: 3 (unbid suit) shows a minimum raise (because of WNT value of 14-16) and 3 is a normal jump raise. That way you can keep 2N natural (knowing RF ...
What Is Partner Showing?
I don‘t know the difference between a „normal“ and a „reasonable“ double. I consider all my doubles „reasonable“ and so does my partner. As for my next bid, having not jumped at my first opportunity, I have a problem. But following OOs advice I will not try to right ...
Those were the days before alerts were invented. Of course I alert a fit-jump.
John, where did I say I was damaged? I was just curious. BTW we didn‘t play against mom and pop. The voting is clear and thats okay for me even if the arguments given in the comments don‘t convince me.
Patrick, as I have written in several other threads, I‘d be more then happy, to play with CC only, no alerts, no announcing. But now that we have alerts and announcements they are in force for everybody. But you can‘t deny, that after 40+ years of playing this ...
Patrick, not having a forcing m-raise and „inventing“ a substitute bid IS an aggreement. Alerting is not about natural vs. artificial bids, it‘s about bids with an unusual meaning. In a world where we alert inverted minors, although today this is much more common then limit raises, one should ...
„It seems to me that East had no idea that 2♣ could be manufactured.“ E has played this system for all of his bridge life, which is 40+ years. „Nowadays 2♦/♥ are showing 5 cards and 2♣ is 2+c when having fit for the opned M“ So do I ...

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