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Frances Hinden
Frances Hinden
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Member Since
May 27, 2014
Last Seen
48 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I'm based near London, England and fit as much bridge as I can round my day job working in corporate treasury. I'm also vice-chairman of the EBU Laws & Ethics Committee. I play a complex system but find defence and declarer play more interesting than 'assign the blame' bidding problems.

United Kingdom

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Twice winner of the British Gold Cup and the Camrose, won the English Premier League and the Spring Foursomes. I sometimes play on the English Open team and reached the QF of the 2016 Olympiad
Regular Bridge Partners
Graham Osborne, Jeffrey Allerton
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What has partner got?
Very few English people play Smolen
Multi 2!D Defence Revisited
I have played double of the multi as an overcall in either major. It's sort of fun although I am not sure it is the best defence.
What has partner got?
If partner has that hand, they have already made a mistake, as 3 denied a 5-card major.
What has partner got?
I was not at the table
Strong Hand
I would open the hand 1 for two reasons: - My partner won't pass 1 very often; if he does he has long clubs and I expect someone to bid spades. - I don't think opening 2 is any more likely to get to the right spot ...
Against suits, playing 3rd from even, low from odd,
Are you talking about leading against a suit or NT? Against a suit, 3rd from even and lowest from odd will give better count/honour information than the proposed 3rd from any holding. Against NT, I hate 3rd from 4 (although it's popular in Scandinavia) because the pip can ...
what is 4!d?
After a multi opening we pass (or over call in the major or double depending on strength) with diamonds and a major; an immediate 4m is clubs plus linked major and pass then 4m is diamonds plus linked major.
what is 4!d?
David B - you need to live a little. My partner and I deliberately played in the suit opened with a natural weak two by the opponents in the 2003 gold cup final. The auction was 2 3 x 3 p p x all pass. Once I had ...
Multiple Opening Transfer Bids
I am not interested in anyone claiming about their system "The foundations of this system is superior to any other." Not because of the bad grammar (English may not be their first language) but because of the arrogance. Every statement of fact in the OP is an opinion, and I ...
Bake Yourself a Multi Defence
2 P 2M dbl is one of the very few auctions where I play 2-way doubles (either t/o of the major, or strong with the major) The question of 2 dbl P ? when fourth hand has a pile of rubbish is not easy. Not long ago playing ...
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