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Frances Hinden
Frances Hinden
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May 27, 2014
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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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Martin Lindfors's bidding problem: K2 AK92 AK75 Q76
Given partner could have axx qxx qxxxx ax when 7d is 50%+, not enquiring seems a little pessimistic even at matchpoints
Frances Hinden's bidding problem: AQJ75 K97542 6 8
This hand was held at eight tables in a local league One doubled and took +100 One got a 3D overcall The other six bid, five went for 1100 and the one who stood 4hx went for 1400 (Spades and clubs are approximately equally bad. Partner is 2146 and lho ...
No Alert
Because you haven't actually read what you have written?
Bidding a perfect fit
1NT - 2NT (clubs) 3C (nearly forced) - 3D (5+ clubs, 4 hearts) 3H - heart fit The problem now is that North will never envisage a slam. I think it needs exactly this hand - can you construct any other 1NT openings where slam is better than a finesse?
Be careful what you wish for...
I wish to be defending 3hx
What's this double?
Extras, unbalanced with four spades
How strongly do you feel?
No, I don't think so. If you assume that opener is exactly 2533 and responder is either 4234 or 4333 then partner is equally likely to hold either. If you make it completely unconstrained, there are 252 ways partner can have five diamonds, but only 126 ways he can ...
How strongly do you feel?
"4-rubbish" is a passive lead
Two Out of Three Ain't Bad
Last question: nearly. 2nt - 3nt (clubs) - 4c - 4d= 4hearts 5+ clubs
1z rebid by opener after 1y response by passed hand.
Surely in Polish club 1 - 1 - 1M is not forcing Only 1 - 1 - 1 is different
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