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Frances Hinden
Frances Hinden
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 27, 2014
Last Seen
3 hours 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
Member of Bridge Club(s)
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ACBL Ranking
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Wuhan Restaurants
Yes, we’ve finally worked out it makes a difference which entrance you use. We recommend staying away from Western type chains which are absurdly expensive.
World Championship VuGraph Schedule
Yes, because a diamond lead was only wrong when declarer had a void while either ace could set up a king for a diamond discard. (We were -850 too)
Wuhan Restaurants
We’re confused We found some nice-looking restaurants on the seventh floor as well as some cheap ones. The eighth floor had no restaurants but lots of clothes The ninth floor was outside with a couple of cheap cafes and a drained swimming pool But the buildings are all enormous ...
2C-2D-2S-3NT (opponents silent)
I can’t think of a hand that would ever bid it.
Student Scam Warning From ACBL
Barry isn’t being literal. Check usage in the US is in decline, but to quote from a report about 2016 payments data (a brief internet scan couldn’t find the 2017 data) “Overall, checks are becoming a US-only phenomenon, ..... 73.5% of global volume” As a percentage of total ...
Tournament director rulings...
I think you mean EBL (Europe) not EBU (England). The latter has appeals and currently no intention to stop.
Who screwed this one up?
To answer the question in the OP, East should ruff whatever heart is played back: how can it cost?
Opponents overcall our strong 2!c opening - bidding theory question
So what do you fo with - Xxx Xxxx jxxxxx ?
Hasta la vista, visa?
Have their been “some issues” or exactly one issue for one player? And I think you are missing a “not” in your second sentence
World Team Championships in China
GMT is well-defined and in practical terms equal to UTC, but Microsoft (for example) often equate “GMT” with “the time in the UK” which is only true for six months and I find irritating
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