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Ig Nieuwenhuis
Ig Nieuwenhuis
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 19, 2013
Last Seen
4 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.


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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Donald Lurie's bidding problem: KJ7 AKQ82 A6 AK8
prefer 2NT after 2 And we do play puppet after that
Who Will Win the Venice Cup?
early days, but I'm surprised no one's voted for Poland yet
Paul Harrington's bidding problem: A74 QT7632 JT54 ---
I abstained because I need more info on agreements. In my own agreements 2 would be forcing and say nothing about 's. And: in our system this hand is an easy weak 2-rebid as a direct 2-answer to 1 would promise a more constructive weak-2-type ...
Thought processes?
1 - 1 ('s); 3 - 3/4; choice by West depends on how agressive we feel if 3: - 4; 4 - pass
Avon Wilsmore's bidding problem: K8652 AQ8 K872 7
sandwich-X explicitly agreed as other 2 colors with longer/better spades
In the Well: Jeff Meckstroth
Do you have any advice about how to work up to the concentration-/attention-level necessary to play well? Any pregame-ritual or method you'd care to share? Or ways to keep up your concentration through long matches? I ask because I regularly find myself making mistakes and blunders through inattention ...
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.

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