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Frances Hinden
Frances Hinden
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Member Since
May 27, 2014
Last Seen
18 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

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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ATB: missed slam
What did North think 3d means?
A hand from rubber bridge
I can't see anything better, and it just needs two clubs and one heart to stand up.
Liam Milne's bidding problem: AQ7 Q4 AQ985 A96
The reason to play a forcing pass here is that the 5 bidder is a passed hand.
Plan your play @T2.
Yes. There is an alternative winning case you give up on, someone being 1-1 in the minors, but that is less likely than 2-1. And don’t forget to watch out forcsingleton 10 of diamonds
Which trump do you play?
Here's a reason to go up with the ace: Declarer has KJ10xxx Qx Kx K109 This layout is basically impossible, but I can't help that. I can't construct any hand it isn't inconsistent with the auction and opening lead.
Leo Lasota's bidding problem: 53 8652 Q765 T42
For most people, double can be anything from a minimum opening bid with a spade void, to a strong hand with diamond shortage that wasn't quite up to opening 2. You say that double actually shows a "minimum hand with a diamond void". That's fine, but what ...
Jim Olson's bidding problem: AQ65 --- AKT98542 J
I really don't understand why you are so frightened of more heart bidding by opponents. North has already passed and South has made a weak jump overcall at the two level; he's not suddenly going to rebid the suit at the 4-level opposite no support from partner.
Jack Spear's bidding problem: QT98 432 2 AKJ98
I'm bid 'cue-bidding' a heart control; I am showing a good 6 bid.
Jack Spear's bidding problem: QT98 432 2 AKJ98
Any reason partner can’t have A - Akxxxx Qxxxxx ?
Jim Olson's bidding problem: AQ65 --- AKT98542 J
Perhaps the cuebidders don’t want to play in 2
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