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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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None
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ATB - doubled partial score making
Only Walter the Walrus counts to 4 on this hand.
Smith in context
It should be clear to everybody at the table that S has Qxx(x). No need for attitude or count, W must hope that E has a doubleton plus an entry. Suit preference tells where the entry is.
Who doubles when opps balance against 2M - Part II
If they never make a doubled contract, you don‘t double enough. My partner shrughs it off as long as I don‘t overdo it at IMPs. We do have a positive record on part score doubles.
ATB after pre-empt
Ray, am I too old to appreciate these kind of „jokes“?
ATB - doubled partial score making
N hand has PASS written all over it, S hand screams „I like to defend“
ATB after pre-empt
Can we be serious. I‘ve seen more then enough silly comments like this. (i can only hope it wasn‘t serious)
Do you have methods that help here?
Agree 100% with all of Patricks comments.
Who doubles when opps balance against 2M - Part II
Exactly LoTT tells us not to bid 3 (16 total trumps), BOP tells us to X.
ATB after pre-empt
I remember being flagged for not showing all 4 hands in an ATB (I still don‘t understand why), but at least I used the hand diagram. Anyway I‘d bid 3N as S and 5 as N.
Who doubles when opps balance against 2M?
Sorry, I misread the positions. Ncholas below says it correctly.
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