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Helene Thygesen
Helene Thygesen
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Member Since
Sept. 6, 2011
Last Seen
14 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
Country
Netherlands

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
"No, my queen won over your king, this is a feminist bridge club, you know!"
Bridge Accomplishments
Played 1st division fylde league teams, one 1st and one 2nd place at Blackpool congresses
Regular Bridge Partners
Fred Kreek, Malgorzata Hirsz, Inge Okkes
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Harrogate, AMC, IJburg
Favorite Tournaments
Tolani Grand Prix (Mumbai), EBL Women's Festival, Pula Festival
Favorite Conventions
T-Walsh, K2, NLM, Cheap Transfers, transfer freedbids, Rumpensohl, Vinje signals, Coded Minors
BBO Username
helene_t
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None
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Gender Variance and Conditions of Contest
Maybe. However, for almost everyone there is no ambiguity wrt gender. So this is a non-problem. My dad had a colleague with two different birth certificates. Since it was not known whether his original birth certificate was issued using the Gregorian or the Julian calendar, it was no known exactly ...
Gender Variance and Conditions of Contest
Don't be silly. Meckwell don't self-define as women. See Mike Pa's comment. Nobody in their right mind will self-define as a gender other than the one other people perceive them as, unless they have no choice.
Gender Variance and Conditions of Contest
Thanks, Mike, for saying this.
Gender Variance and Conditions of Contest
This is of course a related issue, but not quite the same. Should a non-binary/male or non-binary/female pair be allowed in mixed?
Han Peters's bidding problem: 742 K652 AQ AQJ5
When partner didn't cue despite having shown slam interest I would think they have excellent trumps and little else. It isn't quite consistent with us having trump king, but maybe they have something like x-aqjxxxxx-xx-xx.
Gonzalo Goded's bidding problem: 6 QT98742 4 KQT4
If we had a natural 4 available last round (not a splinter?), then yes, I agree that 4 now shows something like this. Could be just 6 hearts, though.
"I always ask"
I agree in principle but I don't experience this as much of a problem in practice. Sometimes partner didn't ask because he already knows. Sometimes he asks out of curiosity. Even if it is so that asking strongly suggests a hand type that would act differently over different ...
Forcing or Non Forcing
Forcing to game (or maybe forcing to 4 or some such) should be considered also.
What is this pass-then-double?
I can live with the shape restrictions for the t/o double. Obviously I have at least 4-4 in the red suits but on the other hand, almost all hand with a 5-card suit would either have bid initially or be too weak to double now.
The Price of Information
I strongly believe the 40,000-trick is sound. Samples do not have to be independent as long as the statistical analysis takes the dependency into account. The trick does not reduce the SE bij a factor sqrt(100) (Han acknowledges this), but the correct SE can still be obtained and ...
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