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Sibrand van Oosten
Sibrand van Oosten
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 18, 2016
Last Seen
11 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Dutch/American 20-year-old playing for the German Junior Team.


Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Gaining promotion to Germany's top pairs division at age 18
Bridge Accomplishments
Winning the bronze medal with the German u26 team at the European Championships 2019
Regular Bridge Partners
Leo Vornkahl, Maarten Kokkes
Member of Bridge Club(s)
BC Crash, Netherlands and Jugend BCD, Germany
Favorite Tournaments
International youth events, especially White House Juniors Internationals
Favorite Conventions
Two-way Checkback, Transfer-Lebensohl
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Do You Count Your Cards?
A partner of mine never counts and we have a clear rule about this: Since I couldn't get him to counting his cards, I tolerate it, but he buys a round of drinks for the entire team if we get a penalty
In the Well: Mikael and Ola Rimstedt
@Mikael: I'm very sorry, I probably should have thought about that beforehand. Anyway I believe your trophy cabinet is still quite impressive and you got your revenge in Slovakia and in China. :)
In the Well: Mikael and Ola Rimstedt
Perhaps one reason not to play transfers over 1 was the European Championship in Tromso (2015) where then youngsters Ola and Mikael had to watch the Swedish juniors wrongside 6 via transfer-walsh on the very last deal and lose the championship to Poland in the worst possible way ...
Opening 2!D/2!H weak with majors
I've played both 2 (3-6 years ago) and 2 (1-3 years ago) for both majors and have to say I was quite unhappy with the opening. My partner and I are quite conservative bidders because we are allergic to going down for 800 and thus didn't ...
Luc Tijssen's bidding problem: JTx QJTxxx x Kxx
Clear 5 bid in my opinion: shape, good s, length...
Thomas Gotard's bidding problem: KQJT9 6 Q54 AJT8
I would never double with this hand for a number of reasons. Firstly, because I have 5 . Secondly, my are quite good. And more importantly: I don't have many quick defensive tricks. I don't think doubling 2 is really stupid, but I would never let ...
Thomas Gotard's bidding problem: x KQTx J8xx AJxx
I think a slow double suggests bidding 5 is winning. So if the auction proceeded, 4X wasn't passed, and bidding 5 after a slow double was winning, E/W are probably kicking themselves for not having called the TD earlier.

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