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Rosalind Hengeveld
Rosalind Hengeveld
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Member Since
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’.


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Bridge Accomplishments
National champion, women pairs, 2012
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Delftse Bridge Club; Het Buitenhof
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Kickback and 1430
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Trevor Morris's bidding problem: AQJxx Ax x AKQT9
That is possible, but not likely; even less likely if 2 includes a weak two in diamonds (or any other weak option).
Trevor Morris's bidding problem: AQJxx Ax x AKQT9
It helps if you play 2-2-2-2NT, not 3 as some sort of ‘Second Negative’.
Hesitation Blackwood
I pass with up to three (partner can ask if unsure), bid on with four or five aces. That partner ‘can always tell’ is proven untrue. We play Kickback, but that does not appear to make a principal difference, except that asking without an ace is no problem.
What are your preferred methods: priority to count or to attitude?
It makes sense to distinguish: (1) signaling on partner’s lead from signaling at first discard; (2) meaning of a signal (attitude, count, suit preference) from method (low-high, high-low, odd-even).
What are your preferred methods: priority to count or to attitude?
In 2011 I investigated what the (erstwhile) world top played on this very issue. I defined ‘world top’ as the pairs of the teams that made the play-offs in the 2011 world championship, open and women, 48 pairs in total, and judging by their convention cards. Outcome: 75% attitude, 17 ...
Paul Friedman (above): “I have no idea why the naming of a 3NT opening is worth arguing about.” Naming a convention, or naming anything whatsoever in life, is worth arguing about for the sake of proper and unambiguous communication. It is the difference between attributing the above quote to ‘Paul ...
James Huntington's bidding problem: AK3 KQ65 KJ32 85
Passing here would show less than I have.
Soft Question on Bridge vs Chess vs Backgammon
I presume David was talking about two-level overcalls.
I play a 3NT opening bid as ‘truly Namyats’, i.e., same hands as when 4/ is Namyats: strong 4/ opening. This works fine and leaves 4/ for other purposes.

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