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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: 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
ACBL Ranking
None
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Psychic Bids by US Players during the 1957 Bermuda Bowl and Related Deals
Absolutely, I guess Mr. Swanson is just trying to jump on the bandwagon that Mr. Wilsmore started rolling. Mr. Wilsmore is wiilling to use even far-fetched arguments to „prove“ his theories without realizing that he is dicrediting his own work by supporting this humbug.
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
Dominic, I agree, but I don‘t know how to phrase it better. I hope my meaning is clear: not a bidding or lead problem, not an article or poll on bidding, lead or signalling agreements etc.
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
Felix, I‘m sorry. I thought that Mr. Wilsmore mentioned D.I. Explicitly in his promotion article. There is only an indirect reverence „Old-time Blue Club players who could never understand how to reconcile cueing first-and-second-round controls equally, with no Blackwood past the second round of bidding (unless a jump ...
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
Edgar Kaplan, edited, sorry.
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
The promotion of Mr. Wilsmores book generates more comments then any bridge related article. It seems there is still a lot of frustration about the Italian dominance of 30-40 years ago. We know from recent cases how hard it is to prove cheating. Trying to make a case from matches ...
Forcing or Not?
The example makes a case for NFB.
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
„most of the top US players go above and beyond in their ethical efforts.“ And others do not?
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
Why depressing? Nothing has been proven and Mr. Wilsmores book will not prove anything either. The Australian Bridge Federation denied him the opportunity to promote his book, BW gave him this opportunity. Depressing?
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
Sour grapes, milady?
Psychic Bids by US Players during the 1957 Bermuda Bowl and Related Deals
Even without frequent psyches X of 3 is penalty. Avon, is this „Crusade against the Blue Team (part 2)“?
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