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Ronald Kalf
Ronald Kalf
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 3, 2016
Last Seen
8 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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Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: AJ932 J932 A94 2
To strong for 2, to weak for 2 (assuming FG) 3 (my choice) or 2N. In my system I could bid 2 FG or inv with 5-4/5 and pard would rebid 2 umless 1444 (then 2N) or 10+ in the minors.
Joshua Donn's bidding problem: AJx Qx KQJ9xx Ax
I agree…mostly. I‘d give a shot at 3N. Probably a success agains a type of player who once scolded me for bidding 3N without a double stopper in his suit and didn‘t lead his suit. X is not on my screen, the alternative is pass.
Emanuel Evacic's bidding problem: AJ432 8 AT852 54
Excellent analysis. If I hadn‘t already voted for X, I would change my vote now.
A Little Help
As N I would have bid 4 the bid you consider best, but if I don‘t want to sign off need I bid 4N? How about 5? 5 denies any help in and emphasizes the suit. If the -control is a singleton and S ...
ATF, no not THAT ATF. Assess the futility.
Yes, with a doubleton . 1) 2N is forcing anyway, so responder can check stoppers if necessary, 2) playing WNT the bidding would be 1N-3N and 3) stoppers are for cowards.
ATF, no not THAT ATF. Assess the futility.
I don‘t know enough about Robin‘s system to judge all the bids. If 2 is FG, E should rebid 2N, if not 3 (F0) is better. If 3 is F0, W should simply bid 3N, if 3 shows extras and a good fit W ...
ATF, no not THAT ATF. Assess the futility.
Possible only if 2 is FG.
Ted Ying's bidding problem: 9 Q764 AJ72 JT53
You believe 2N is natural, pard believes 2N is leb and therfore bids 3. Now I can only bid 3 (hopefully) showing 4crd . After that I pass anything s/he bids wit the exception of n of course.
Puzzle after offensive bidding
I‘m with Marty though with a minimum on confidence. The way we signal. Pard is asking for a continuation. If the 8 is not a falsecard, the 7 is a middle card form 5+. If opener has (x)83, the 7 is low asking for which is ...
Is this a weak two bid?
Easy 3…in 3rd!

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