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Rosalind Hengeveld
Rosalind Hengeveld
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June 20, 2014
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about me

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


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Bridge Accomplishments
National champion, women pairs, 2012
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Delftse Bridge Club; Het Buitenhof
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BW 2/1: Serious 3NT
We define ‘narrowly limited’ as either any three-point or narrower range (such as 15–17) or any natural notrump opening bid (including 9–12 as we play in some positions). Other four-point or wider ranges count as not narrowly limited.
BW 2/1: Serious 3NT
Yes, makes sense: Serious NT (or Unserious NT) should be on only when neither side has narrowly limited their hand (such as by opening 1NT). Likewise, Serious NT is off: * when our fit is in a minor suit * after a preference rather than a true fit * when opponents have bid ...
Follow-up: Opener's 2nd rebid
I (and many others where I live) play 2 as ‘third suit forcing’: an artificial game-forcing relay that says nothing about diamonds, comparable to the traditional ‘fourth suit forcing’ (to game).
Follow-up: Opener's 2nd rebid
2: this must be a ‘default’ bid, as with spades I would have rebid 1.
BW 2/1: What is 2/1?
I think ‘2/1 GF’ in terms of system implies little more extra than five-card majors and non-forcing opening bids of one of a minor. It does not imply strong notrump and does no preclude responses such as Transfer-Walsh. In fact, that is how most Dutch top pairs play.
The Best Bridge Writer
See also the ‘Canon of Bridge Books’ thread on the IMP website (in Dutch, but the list of books is easily readable and most books are in English). My favorite instructive writer is Marty Bergen.
Redoubling a Balancing Double
It also depends on the strength of 1NT (which was not stated). If that is 12–14, a business redouble can hardly make sense. If, however, a 1NT opening bid at this vulnerability would have been 9–12 and a 1NT rebid is 13–16 (a I play), then redouble ...
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: Q9532 AJ642 J KQ
2. This may look like an obvious 4 splinter. However, for a slam the most important thing is what partner has in hearts rather than whether they have the ‘right’ diamond holding.
Bas Van Der Hoek's bidding problem: KQJT98 --- A7543 42
I have a special opening bid for hands like this: 4, six spades and five+ in either minor, 4–5 losers (a variation of Robins Nest, using 4/ only).
BW 2/1: 100% GF?
You can play 1-3 as invitational with six+ clubs. Personally I play (and prefer) 1-3 as a mixed raise in diamonds (around 7–9 HCP), with 1-3 as a truly weak raise. Exactly invitational hands with six+ clubs are somewhat rare; we may indeed ...

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