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Frances Hinden
Frances Hinden
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Member Since
May 27, 2014
Last Seen
May 27
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 of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Bridge Information

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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BBO Vugraph - Where are the women?
There are two (maybe three) women who have played in the England open team in Europeans , Bermuda Bowl or Olympiad. Rather more have played Camrose matches.
BBO Vugraph - Where are the women?
This Personally I'd prefer to have the strongest bridge shown, but as I didn't actually watch any of the coverage (no time) my opinion shouldn't matter. This BW vote may be biased in various ways. The simple test of 'which gest the most spectators' is objective and ...
Do you go for all 13 tricks or just try and make the contract.
Odd that East didn't double 5 with the KQ and no high diamond honour.
Do you go for all 13 tricks or just try and make the contract.
How are you planning to make 13 tricks if LHO has Qxxx in trumps? I would concentrate on trying to make the contract, as unless RHO has QJ doubleton spade you only have 11 tricks at the moment (4 spades, 1 heart, 3 diamonds and 3 clubs)
Moment of truth?
Why did we play the 7 of hearts? Any signal the 7 is trying to give the 9 would give better. And partner's spade card should have been suit preference. Or we could have ducked the spade to get a clearer signal from partner. Are we trying to beat ...
Query Re ACBL Chart Regs
It's a natural bid raising partner's suit, albeit with a wide range. Even in the ACBL, why would this not be permitted?
My Bols Tip in Action
East has to follow before seeing South's card. The 7 lead (3rd and 5th as shown) can be from 76 or 75 doubleton.
Meaning of 1M (2M) 4m?
Lack of original pass makes no difference, as in this auction a fit jump tends to be less than opening values anyway (good hands start with a good 4-card raise)
Can I ever bid NT naturally beyond the three level?
But on the actual hand I'd double. Two good things can happen and only one bad thing: - it might go for 800 (good thing) - partner might bid 4H or 4S (both good things) - It might go for 300 against our 4H or 4NT contact (bad thing). I don't ...
Another Batch of Transfers
There are lots of different auctions here, and my methods vary depending on the partner, but some of the possible approaches are After 1 (1) dbl = 4+ hearts 1 = 4+ spades 1 = take-out no major 1 (1) dbl = normal -ve double, usually 4 hearts ...
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