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Frances Hinden
Frances Hinden
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Member Since
May 27, 2014
Last Seen
2 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
Regular Bridge Partners
Graham Osborne, Jeffrey Allerton
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For Those Who Play Good/Bad 2NT
Why would you bid 1nt on that last round when you also had a good diamond raise?
European Championships current standings
Well, it's going up to 10 next time
Play problem from Eurochampionships
I second the please post the hand here. BW forums have a perfectly good tool so why not use it?
Legal Agreement or not?
Marty I think we agree. The OP has an alert on 2s with a description as “forcing”. If it was not alerted and/or described as natural but opener is allowed neither to raise to 4s nor to covert 4h that is the illegal agreement. Playing, and describing, 2s as ...
Kevin O'Dea's bidding problem: K732 --- AJT53 QT54
The England pair who had this hand were not playing 2 as game forcing.
Stig Holmquist's bidding problem: 32 A4 AKT85432 A
It's "just bridge" if you have never discussed it. It's an agreement if you have discussed it, and hence disclosable.
Stig Holmquist's bidding problem: 32 A4 AKT85432 A
No, 'everyone' doesn't do it without an actual suit. For example, I have an artificial way to show a strong single-suited hand with diamonds, and an artificial way to show a strong hand with diamonds and 3-card support for partner's major. So if I bid 3, in ...
Stig Holmquist's bidding problem: 32 A4 AKT85432 A
I am going to stop replying to these threads eventually because I'll get bored. If 3 is alerted as an 'artificial game forcing bid' it is not a psyche. If it is not alerted, and the partnership agreement is that it is natural game forcing, it's a ...
Legal Agreement or not?
It's not a psychic control if it is described correctly. It's only an (illegal) pyschic control if BOTH 2 is described and natural and forcing AND 4 must be passed. No bid can be a psychic control if there is no psyche. A bid is only ...
Legal Agreement or not?
Yes. I want the option in the poll 'the agreement is legal but has not been properly disclosed'
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