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Rosalind Hengeveld
Rosalind Hengeveld
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June 20, 2014
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about me

Website Editor, Bridge Magazine IMP, Netherlands. 

My last name ‘Hengeveld’ is pronounced [‘ɦɛŋəvɛlt] or as if ‘heng-a-velt’.

Country
Netherlands

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
National champion, women pairs, 2012
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Delftse Bridge Club; Het Buitenhof
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RosalindH
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Liam Milne's bidding problem: 4 AQ7 AJ87632 AQ
2NT: six+ diamonds, three hearts, invitational+.
How Not To Fill Out a Convention Card Part 1
When asked about the meaning of 3NT, partner should say ‘undiscussed’ if that is the truth, not what they think it means and especially not gamble a most unusual meaning like ‘25–27’. Likewise, opening an undiscussed 3NT is maybe not a good thing; however, Gambling is probably the most ...
Dave Robinson's bidding problem: J96 KQ KQT5 K842
This must be purely a matter of system – which was not stated. I play 1 as ‘usually five+’ and 1NT at these colors as 15–17 (or a good 14, which this is not), so that leaves 1.
Lars Allard's bidding problem: KT4 T87542 T2 JT
A Weak Jump Shift is usually not a really good suit and partner must learn not to automatically lead their Ax or Kx.
Jim Priebe's bidding problem: 2 T974 A3 KQJT93
Since we forced to game with 3, we set up a forcing pass situation. Partner could have passed if unsure, but didn't. Hence, I pass.
Another 2N-bid
In other words: a voluntary 2NT – directly over opponent's bid – is Good-Bad (Lebensohl-clone), barring a few clear exceptions. An involuntary 2NT, in a forced situation after partner doubled for take-out, and barring a penalty pass, is Scrambling. That is probably the same as what Michael meant.
Gazzilli Question
Like others, I play 2 as game-forcing with three or four hearts (five hearts bids 3). Any up to about 14 HCP bids 2. Using 2 for all but exactly this hand is fine if you happen to have this hand, but otherwise ineffective.
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: 76 KT85 QT8652 9
Even in non-forcing Stayman – which I play over our 9–12 1NT – 2 and then 3 would be invitational. The only weak diamond bid is an immediate 3, which could also work preemptively but would miss a possible heart fit.
Am I overthinking ? Opening lead choice.
You have a fair chance to set up the hearts and cash them if either: (1) declaring side has just ace doubleton, or (2) partner has four hearts. Neither is unlikely. I would lead a heart, but the question poster raises is a good one. Modern analysis of various kinds ...
Am I overthinking ? Opening lead choice.
Often dummy actually does put their hand down before the lead – but with a screen between leader and dummy.
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