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Rosalind Hengeveld
Rosalind Hengeveld
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June 20, 2014
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about me

Chair, Players Council, Netherlands Bridge League; Website Editor, Bridge Magazine IMP, Netherlands


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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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Amnon Harel's bidding problem: K72 AK984 K5432 ---
Abstain. Split-range two-suited overcalls rank among the worst conventions I know. The intermediate hands, typically a sound opening bid like this one, combine importance with frequency; therefore, those are the hands you want to get off your chest with one bid. Having at your disposal a two-suited overcall with a ...
2D = 18 to 19 balanced allowed by ACBL GCC?
Not familiar with ACBL GCC. However, the WBF Systems Policy defines ‘strong’ as: ‘high card strength a king or more greater than that of an average hand’; say 13+ HCP. Therefore, 18–19 would surely qualify.
Defence to magic club
Simplest defense is the same as against a 1 opening bid that is ‘as of a doubleton’ or even singleton: just act as if the opening bid were natural. (And, of course, preempt freely in favorable position.)
Say No To Cheats
The Laws in article 73B clearly distinguish between ‘gravest’ offenses and lesser ones, so equating them is out. Of course, these ‘lesser’ – not a Laws term – offenses are still most undesirable and forbidden.
Say No To Cheats
By ‘cheating’ I mean ‘the gravest possible offenses’ in the game, such as: a. ‘for a partnership to exchange information through prearranged methods of communication other than those sanctioned by these Laws’ (Law 73B2); b. pre-arranging deals that are supposed to be ‘wholly random’ (Law 6E4); c. intentionally obtaining information ...
8 ever, 9 never?
Extra reason: with two low trumps LHO might have led one, with Qxx they would not.
Say No To Cheats
Do we have any idea of how much cheating (73B2-type) is going on at lower levels such as club games? I know of just a few cases, all historical. Are they a tip of an iceberg, or is cheating really (and fortunately) rare?
Bridgemate Question
In my experience the difference is usually within one percent; and probably attributable to scores yet to come in (we are not slow players).
Say No To Cheats
‘Concerned players can then make a decision as to whether they wish to withdraw from the event.’ That is what the letter says verbatim. And that does not come down to ‘hang whomever we want to hang’. Concerned players already have the right to (timely) withdraw from the event. All ...
Another "What is this double"?
Passing a take-out double and later doubling for penalties is a bit old-fashioned, but it is the only sensible meaning for a double like this that I can imagine.

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