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Rosalind Hengeveld
Rosalind Hengeveld
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Member Since
June 20, 2014
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about me

Chair, Players Council, Netherlands Bridge League; Website Editor, Bridge Magazine IMP, Netherlands


My last name ‘Hengeveld’ is pronounced [‘ɦɛŋəvɛlt] or as if ‘heng-a-velt’.


Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
National champion, women pairs, 2012
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Delftse Bridge Club; Het Buitenhof
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Jack Donaghue's bidding problem: AKQT 43 T6 AKJT3
I propose we name this type of hand (and problem, and poll) the ‘Bridge Winners Death Hand’.
Jack Donaghue's bidding problem: AKQT 43 T6 AKJT3
There is a perfect answer to this, too: 1NT Raptor. Comes up about as often as this type of poll, i.e., a few times as often as a natural 1NT overcall. The latter is also the unsafest of all low-level overcalls: if it gets doubled (and both opening bid ...
Eric Leong's bidding problem: 5 54 AQT752 T872
2: weak two in diamonds or strong. I would open 3 only when favorable (vul against not).
A not-so-"minor" problem
I would worry more about losing out in a high competitive auction than about missing slam.
Four spades
Would not 3 offer such choice of games?
Sabrina Miles's bidding problem: AKx --- AQxxx KJxxx
4: minors as I play Leaping Michaels.
Four spades
We, too, play Kickback but our agreement is simply that after a suit was bid and raised for eight+ trumps, four above that suit is Kickback; e.g., 1-2-3-4-4 is Kickback. Exceptions may seem smart, but are in grave danger of ending in costly misunderstandings.
Jovana Zoranovic's lead problem: QJ87653 J98 A7 4
Form of scoring is missing, unfortunately. If we aim to beat 3NT, a low spade appears to offer a better chance. If we aim not to chuck an overtrick, high spade.
Four spades
Our system notes explicitly state that if a bid is splinter, and no trump suit was set yet, the splinter shows good support for the last bid suit and sets it as trump. Therefore, 4 cannot be to play. Do I fully expect my partner to be on the ...
Selena Pepić's bidding problem: xx AQJx Jxxx Kxx
Double, does not set up a forcing pass at this level.

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