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Ronald Kalf
Ronald Kalf
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Member Since
April 3, 2016
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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".

Country
Germany

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
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Bas Van Der Hoek's bidding problem: KQJT65 76 --- AK754
Likely my s aren‘t worth a dime in a - or N-contract.
Apply LoTT or not?
lead and /h switch. As soon as W gets in there are 9 tricks +1. Strange: I’m pretty sure that GIB said down only on lead of K.
Apply LoTT or not?
See above.
Apply LoTT or not?
Richard, then it‘s -800 against 5, but still not good.
Apply LoTT or not?
I know. That is why the first T stands for Total not Our!
Apply LoTT or not?
1. I‘d love to play against such partnerships… at high stakes. 2. a) Yes, b) restricted choice, c) give W K and 5 makes.
Magic Bullet 1N
Excellent Randy, i‘m almost sorry that I don‘t play KSU anymore. As I started playing bridge again, I tried in vain to find supporters for modernizing KSU without changing the basics in a dedicated forum (https://groups.google.com/forum/m/#!forum/kaplan-sheinwold). Of course suggestions from Frances ...
Sebastian Kristensen's bidding problem: 83 QT87 AKJT83 K
I used to double with „tricks“, usually a good suit to lead or to bid if opps run, but never combined this with FP. Pard would sit for the double with 8+ and stoppers in 3+ suits or any 10+. I guess you can play FP with this kind of ...
Sebastian Kristensen's bidding problem: 83 QT87 AKJT83 K
Frances, Richard F exactly what are you doubling with? I am as astonished as Ron about X of 1N creating an FP-situation.
The slow and the fast
David, if the shoe fits, wear it, but “dimwitted pseudoadvises“ isn‘t referring to a person. Yesterday was perfect, thank you.
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