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Ig Nieuwenhuis
Ig Nieuwenhuis
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 19, 2013
Last Seen
13 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Living as I do inthe Netherlands, I am a member of the european bridgecommunity.

My modest bridge-abilities are expressed playing in what in America is probably regional competition (hard enough for me)

I was hooked on this game as a student and have been playing ever since (when moving the first research-point is what bridgeclubs are in the area)

I have 4 kids around 20 years of age who are more and more selfreliant and leaving home. I enjoy that process very much.


Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
going 1 off in 1S after declaring (and making) my first 7NT. by the way: the other table made 1S +3
Bridge Accomplishments
scoring plus in the butler at the transnationals in Veldhoven in 2011
Member of Bridge Club(s)
BC Oog in Al
Favorite Conventions
weak NT, Transfer-walsh, unusual NT/double in sandwich
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
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Overcall in third or fourth seat
Paolo, I dont know if this will help, but here goes: in your first sequence (pass - something) your LHO is still unlimited. In your second sequence he is limited to less than an opening. These situations are therefore different, as LHO can reasonably judge whether the opps are competing for ...
Rohit Gupta's lead problem: xxxx Jxx xxx xxx
I have the same agreement as Brad describes: lead your shortest major. Shorter, because partner is promising tricks (plus possibly a side-entry if necessary) to get at least down 1.
François "Dellache"'s bidding problem: 32 AQ8654 75 864
I like bidding, but my LHO Always holds the 24+ balanced if I do and has an easy double
John Portwood's bidding problem: KJ6 AKQ876532 J ---
Agreements? If 2 is forcing I start with that and then cue clubs. In my own agreements starting with double and then bidding my own suit promises this kind of hand / suit (though not 9). I can Always bid 6 later, as the bidding will continue.
Todd Holes's bidding problem: AQT86 KQ975 3 AJ
This hand is approximately the example-hand we used to describe the 3-rebid as either 16+ with 55 or 18+ with 54 in our (admittedly) 2/1-with forcing-1NT-agreements
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: QJ3 93 AKQ7 9764
if X is defined as take-out than I double.
My memory says it was Garozzo who said that, but I am not certain
Non-bridge, bridge books
Godel Escher Bach by Douglas Hofstadter
Rowland Reeves's bidding problem: AKQT A3 73 97543
Equal Level Conversion solves this hand after double; so X
Dan Zagorin's bidding problem: ATxx AKx x AKJxx
I hate to pass, but double will in my opinion more often turn a probable plus into a minus than vice versa. If we can make game partner needs some points in a distrbutional hand. That needs a good spadesuit and development of tricks in a side suit without losing ...

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