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Frances Hinden
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May 27, 2014
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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
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Graham Osborne, Jeffrey Allerton
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New Suit Jump In Response to Weak Two
4c is mini-Rkcb (0-1-1.5-2-2.5) 4d is a splinter
How would you proceed?
Craeg, Yes, I read it. You are quoting a short paragraph (clearly added as an afterthought) from a book published in 1993 as if it were some sort of official guide to the game. I am pretty confident the authors don't play it as a FNJ, either.
Is this 2!c bid forcing?
The 'norm' in England away from those who play transfers here is basically meanings unchanged after the double, which makes 2 forcing but not game forcing (opener's 2M can be passed, which is the same as without the double) The norm in the ACBL appears to be non-forcing
Slam invite question
Give up on “bid six with aheart control”
Which lead gives you more chances?
Reverse the dummy on a spade lead. Ruff and play a diamond.
How do you plan to bid this hand?
I open 1nt. I know the hand is a little too good, but I also gain from pre-emption. Not so hard to construct layouts where partner raises to 3nt which makes with the opponents cold for 4M
How would you proceed?
It's not analogous 2N unusual defines both of overcaller's suits, so you have two cue bids available and plenty of room to show both forcing and non-forcing bids in the fourth suit (the OM). Michaels only has one known suit, the cue bid of which is typically used ...
A 1!d response to a 1!c opening by partner...
I don't understand why all the options say "should" You play whatever style you have agreed with partner. You also can't agree the style in isolation: what do you rebid with a 4-card major and a balanced hand? What opening 1NT strength do you play? Do you play ...
Surely not another missed game with 10 trumps
x AQ10xxx xxx Axx is still a 1-level opener from me
Surely not another missed game with 10 trumps
East has a heart and a queen to spare; 2 shows a far weaker hand But West took a bizarre route too.
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