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Ig Nieuwenhuis
Ig Nieuwenhuis
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 19, 2013
Last Seen
3 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 in their twenties who are more and more selfreliant and selfsupporting. I enjoy the process of letting them go their own way but still supporting them very much.


Next to my passion for this game I also enjoy science fiction, crosswords, other puzzles and mindgames and of course supporting my kids in their endeavours


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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How many spades?
how about: 1 - X - 2 - 2 3 - 4 - that should imply 4's, assuming of course (which I do) that 3 would be a one-round-force (otherwise he should have started with 2-overcall and then a later X)
Dorn Bishop's bidding problem: 8 AJT97653 K A85
Dorn, just my opinion: the hand your partner expects starts with a double and follows up with 4. The direct 4 is this kind of hand; the one that already needs some help to make it but is not interested in other denominations.
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: A85 AJ54 Q62 AK2
barring some unlikely distributions (and honour-placements) this should be a good contract as partner probably has at least 5 but probably 6 clubs. If the opps are bidding on no points in spades, the Ace will provide a discard for a losing and partner needs to find a red ...
Bridge= Math?
I regularly describe my fascination with bridge as: a new puzzle to solve every 7.5 minutes. That may be seen as including the logic/math part, but when asked to elaborate I also mention the social aspect and the opps trying to make the puzzles as difficult as possible ...
GF relays in Transfer Walsh
In our agreements the 1-bid (normally 6-9 without a 4-card-major) may contain a GF-hand that can still bid a 4-card-major later. similarly the 1NT-bid (which promises 's) may contain an invitational hand with a 4-card-major. Note: we play 12-14-NT. this has a lot of consequences for the bidding ...
David Parsons's bidding problem: 942 98763 Q KJT9
we pre-alert about 6 things about our agreements, which are not quite mainstream (not even in NL: see below). I think the most important base of our agreements is that we bid a lot on distribution (which is also reflected in the distribution of handtypes over our various opening-bids) However ...
David Parsons's bidding problem: 942 98763 Q KJT9
X shows both remaining colors with emphasis on the highest; 1NT with emphasis on the lowest. Emphasis: most often longer but with equal length it's stronger. Strength is defined as: from 0 points upward (and that has happened a few times). the only position we're a bit (un ...
Bidding systems without forcing opening bid
I believe that a well designed mix of strong and weak hands in 2-level-plus opening bids will outscore such a system in the long run (but I will readily admit I'm biased as that is the way we designed our system). interesting question though
ATB - Missed Slam
how about South bidding 2 before supporting 's? That would make the auction gameforcing at least. In my own agreements the correction of 2NT (over 2) to 3 offers a slam-positive hand and invites cues. so the follow-up I'm proposing is: 1 - (1 ...
Ronald Kalf's bidding problem: KQT962 Q532 T4 7
I assumed that 2 showed A mini-splinter (which is my own agreement :-)), in which case I can bid 4. If it specifically shows a -minisplinter I think you have to lead ...

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