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Bas Van Der Hoek
Bas Van Der Hoek
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Member Since
Sept. 5, 2017
Last Seen
June 2
Member Type
Bridge Player

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Bridge Accomplishments
Qualified for the Dutch Senior team in 2017, and qualified in the European Championships to play the d´Orsi (senior world championships) next year in China
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A lead against a suit contract
In the past I used to play Rusinov with the idea that the ace lead then denied the king. This had the effect that we more often were leading from unsupported aces, with the usual effect of giving away a trick or a tempo. We decided to abolish this quickly ...
Negative double after preempt
I play that after double jumps of the opponents double=GF. Partner can then bid 4m also with strong hands. Partly for simplicity and also the bidding after such a double becomes easier. After 1-(3)- a double is not GF.
Nasty preempt
A cuebid direct after opponent´s overcall shows a fit. In my opinion that is a standard treatment.
Nasty preempt
At these colours partner will strain to find a bid after a negative double. The biggest danger is that partner passes when he has NO good bid, such as a 3=3=3=4 without diamond stop, or a 2=2=4=5 without diamond stop. Still, bidding 4 ...
Nasty preempt
If you play that double is game-forcing (as I do) you start with double, followed by 4 on partner´s expected 3 bid. Partner will surely cue 4. This obviously denies a fourcard . The most likely shape of partner is now a 3=4=1=5 ...
For The Record
If Belladonna intended to bid only once, 2 seems the superior bid, as it allows him to retreat to 2 when doubled. And whenever partner shows game interest Belladonna will surely accept with his near-opening bid and he can introduce his diamonds as necessary. On first sight 2 ...
Ronald Kalf's bidding problem: AK6 J752 QT JT96
You have an invitational hand with support, and 2 seems obvious. I would bid 3 with a king less. If my partner bids M in this situation I would expect 10+ and a poor 5-card not good enough to overcall.
Pretend it is 1993 and you’re at a bridge club.
2019: Opening 1NT with 5-card majors (a cardinal sin in the 90s) 2019: ultra-safe leads 2019: teams: bid game on every opportunity 2019: green vs red first/third hand: crazy preempts Finally, bidding has improved even with the less talented pairs, but defending or declarer play has remained poor.
Defense against (any) natural 1N
Vs a strong 1NT, there is no practical minimum in terms of HCP. Basically your courage, the vulnerability, your shape and whether you are in direct position or in the balancing seat determine your minimum. Quoting Larry Cohen in his article “ We should go ...
Defense against (any) natural 1N
The table below lists how often two balanced hands (any 5332, 4432, 4333) with 25+ HCP combined occur when the opponents open 1NT. First column: opponents NT range Second column: frequency of 25 or more HCP combined both hands balanced 15-17 0.1% 14-16 0.3% 12-14 1% 10-12 4 ...

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