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Ig Nieuwenhuis
Ig Nieuwenhuis
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 19, 2013
Last Seen
12 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

Country
Netherlands

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
igni
ACBL Ranking
None
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Unusual over unusual
How about: lowest cuebid shows invite or better in "our" lowest available suit; highest cuebid shows invite-plus in "our" highest available suit. It isn't optimal (I know) but it is easy to remember ...
What has partner got?
somewhere between xx, AKxx, AKxx, AKx and xx, AKxx, AKQJx, Ax, with the last hand type being most likely. If I have -control we need to be in 6, if not then in 5. Has to be in my hand to protect K
Bridge logic - what does this auction suggest?
In my mind the 3-bid is looking for wasted values vs. a pure hand opposite something like a 4414 or 45/54-13. 3NT says Opener has -values which is a turnoff for South.
Convention Chart Madness
Abstain After reading about this for several years I still don't get it. (must be because I am from Europe, I think) When I started learning this game we could (and did) try any crazy idea. There is some (WBF-compliant) regulation now on HUM and Brown-sticker, but otherwise it ...
Rohit Gupta's bidding problem: 82 64 A8632 J764
I voted, but wondered: what's the difference between this sequence and a direct 3 from partner?
Counting HCP or Cover Cards and Tricks
for me North has a 2NT super-accept of the -transfer. Depending on agreements we then exchange cues in some way and South takes over somewhere along the line. He'll find the essential 2 keycards plus the trump-queen and again depending on agreements about location of the extra kings. 7 ...
Declare 6NT
At the table I'd try: Take in hand Cash 2 clubs and run the 's, I am assuming they split no worse than 4-2, coming down to: 5 KT - KT opposite KJ A52 - - Now cash the K, throwing ...
Liam Milne's bidding problem: T 743 AKQ82 AKT7
I think you need an agreement which bid is "neutral" after FSF. This handpattern is not uncommon, so the agreement should contain which 'lie' you can tell
Good contract?
my own bidding sequence may induce a -lead (solving 1 suit). 1 - 1 2NT - 3 (checkback) 3 - some technical stuff to establish 's) answer - RKC for 's 5 (3) - 5 (Q-ask) 6 (yes + K) - 6. I would probably take ...
Emanuel Evacic's bidding problem: J972 J983 A974 2
5 :-) thought about that before deciding to bid 4.
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