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Ronald Kalf
Ronald Kalf
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 3, 2016
Last Seen
5 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: representing our club in the schleswig-holstein club pair championship 2016 and winning.
Regular Bridge Partners
Georg Kippenberg
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Bridgeclub Elmshorn
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Yuan Shen's bidding problem: AT5 J8432 87 T64
3, the A which could be in Ws possession for all pard knows is either an entry for my or a second chance to lead a .
Joshua Donn's bidding problem: Qxx Qxx AKQ9xxx ---
I had a similar situation and did bid 3N. LHO didn‘t lead a from his broken suit and I had an easy go for 9 tricks. He was fuming, bellowing „how can you bid 3N without a decent stopper“. I just replied „I‘d rather be down in ...
Ronald Kalf's bidding problem: JT3 --- KQ AJ987432
No, but 4 is the winner. We would have won the club tournament had we played 4.
Ronald Kalf's bidding problem: JT3 --- KQ AJ987432
That is exactly what happened, I had :AQxxx, :Axx, :xxx, :QT. We lost both black Ks plus A.
High level methods
I guess best use for 4 is RKCB. Without agreement I would take it to be natural (my original vote). Since the question is what it SHOULD be, I changed my vote.
High level methods
Frances, am I right that transfers start at 4? I like the idea, but would expect that 1m-(3)-3 and 1-(3)-3M are natural.
Ronald Kalf's bidding problem: JT3 --- KQ AJ987432
We play strictly MAFIA, 1 would be negative anyway.
Ronald Kalf's bidding problem: JT3 --- KQ AJ987432
My partner must have considered the hand to strong for 2. After taking a closer look, I agree with you.
Of course W should make a responsive X, but then what? I don‘t think the result would be diferent.
Raptor over 1!H
Agree with distributional aspects. As for strength, upper limit for my Raptor is the minimum for a power double, making the range around 10-16.

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