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Helene Thygesen
Helene Thygesen
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Basic Information

Member Since
Sept. 6, 2011
Last Seen
Jan. 8
Member Type
Bridge Player

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
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Is 2!H forcing?
Without the 2 bid, 2 would be NF since you play XYZ so invitational hands go through 2. After the intervention, 2 is weak. 3 is any GF, and some invitational hands could double. 3 is 5-5 and could be played as either invitational ...
Han Peters's bidding problem: 742 K652 AQ AQJ5
Partner would have shown K but could presumably still have K. Otherwise maybe he has a void in spades. I am gambling on that and bidding 6.
Gonzalo Goded's bidding problem: QJ4 AK6 A653 K73
Looks like he should just have bid 4 instead of torturing us. Edit: sorry, I somehow thought it had 7 spades. I suppose the bidding is OK, then.
Gonzalo Goded's bidding problem: QJ4 AK6 A653 K73
Kxxxxx and out. Or some such.
Gonzalo Goded's bidding problem: QJ4 AK6 A653 K73
We probably have some way to show a weak hand with spades immediately, so maybe this should be a hand that would have penalized 3. Without discussion, though, it sounds like a weak bid. Partner could have doubled 2NT, or bid one of opps suit either then or now ...
Forcing pass situation or not?
The auction suggests that we don't have a fit and there is no reason to think we can make 2NT. I think defending 2 undoubled should be an option.
Mike Ma's bidding problem: 6542 4 J654 KQ53
Why does the double promise four spades? The agreement was that it is take-out of clubs. So presumably spades could be a 3-card suit. So I pass.
Mike Ma's bidding problem: 6542 4 J654 KQ53
What does take-out mean? Short clubs? Or both majors?
Mike Ma's bidding problem: 6542 4 J654 KQ53
What does the double show? If it shows club I obviously raise.
Multi Opening Two-Bids
I am not sure. My guess would be that people first played 4/5 majors either way, found out that it led to too many suboptimal 4-3 or even 4-2 fits, and then figured out that the K2 openings work better. Rosalind plays this so she may give a better ...

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