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Frances Hinden
Frances Hinden
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Member Since
May 27, 2014
Last Seen
5 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I'm based near London, England and fit as much bridge as I can round my day job working in corporate treasury. I'm also vice-chairman of the EBU Laws & Ethics Committee. I play a complex system but find defence and declarer play more interesting than 'assign the blame' bidding problems.

United Kingdom

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Bridge Accomplishments
Twice winner of the British Gold Cup and the Camrose, won the English Premier League and the Spring Foursomes. I sometimes play on the English Open team and reached the QF of the 2016 Olympiad
Regular Bridge Partners
Graham Osborne, Jeffrey Allerton
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Play 6NT
"I do not have access to a Double Dummy analyzer" Do you have access to the internet? There's a link above for one of at least two-that-I-am-aware-of online DD solvers.
Play 6H
Both declarers played for one of singleton HK, hearts 2-2, or clubs coming in (rather than the try-and-slip-a-heart-past-KXX). Both went off. The question - to which I don't know the answer, hence this post - is whether you can do better than that.
Improve my analysis!
You know partner has 10xx in clubs because of declarer’s line in the suit.
The "New NT" (a.k.a., the Self-Rescuing Kamakazi NT)
It’s natural showing a balanced hand. Can’t see why it would be illegal anywhere.
2019 European Open, 15-29 June, Istanbul
It’s moved?
Ripped Off
Checks? It is seriously multiple years since I either wrote or received a check.
Transfers after intervention
1NT and 3NT are always natural after a 1m opening. In the context of a 2+ card club suit, I play transfers: At the 1-level: After 1m - dbl (starting with xx) After 1D - 1H (starting with x) At the 1- and 2-levels: After 1C - 1red (or a mix of transfers ...
Ripped Off
Join the rest of the world and stop doing everything with cash?
Problem D
The OP forgot to explain that you are playing the common method of double being takeout of clubs
Definition of a penalty double
....given the methods we are playing You might well think you are will get a better score by declaring game your way, but cannot find out which game is making.
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