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Frances Hinden
Frances Hinden
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Member Since
May 27, 2014
Last Seen
42 minutes 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

Bridge Information

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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♠AQJ4 ♥86 ♦75 ♣AK642 revisited -- subtitled: I'm only here for the beer.
Is there a double missing?
The Hardest Contract
East has 14 cards
Bidding-practice webapp
Nice that you have taken the time to build it, but the BBO web client provides all of this. The take-out double functionality doesn't work, because it forces North to double. I just get to take a large penalty every time, or play in 1 of the opening bid ...
2!D opening
If your 'opening strength' option is 13+ HCP you can play it in quite a lot of English events (level 5)
2!D opening
I can't see why I'd ever want to play the old school Precision 2 in a standard system. As others have said, it's not a particularly good method itself, but it makes bidding after a 1 and 2 opening much easier, so is only ...
Director call vs. fun
Some director calls are fun. I remember playing in the Open Europeans once, there were a few TD calls on the first round. The question was generally along the lines of "do I have to specify which card the Joker is now, or can I wait until the end of ...
2!D opening
Depends on the rest of my system In one partnership I play it as weak, but nothing resembling 6-11 HCP In another I play it in some seats as both majors, at least 5-4, about 9-12 HCP So 'none of the above' in both cases
Keycard Responses to 2NT
After 2NT - 4M, you want opener to be able to bid 4NT to play.
Just a neat deal from junior practice
not ducking the club return
meaning of a bid
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