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Frances Hinden
Frances Hinden
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May 27, 2014
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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

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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
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Graham Osborne, Jeffrey Allerton
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Bridge Down Under - Aussies Come Through Again!
You can watch the final of the teams tomorrow on BBO. I believe it is England/Australia vs Canada/Australia
Hanan Sher's bidding problem: KJT3 J93 5 AKJ75
I don't believe that 2 is either game forcing (it can't possibly show any extra values, so it can't be) nor non-forcing, like 1-1-1 uncontested. It's just trying too hard to land on a pinhead to play 2 as non-forcing, otherwise ...
Interference after a transfer
So you double on both a 3532 game force and a 1552 competitive hand
Interference after a transfer
Natural FG 2NT shows any competitive distributional hand Double balanced t/o
1!H-1N; 2!H-2!S
2 : game inv in hearts, opener can show a singleton if that may help ; 2nt both minors 3 : cue for hearts
How would you interpret 2H here?
I think you persuaded me in an earlier thread on this sequence that it had to be a good hand with hearts.
How would you interpret 2H here?
Strong hand with hearts. 2d is available as a cue bid if required
Phil Markey's bidding problem: T843 T9754 A Q82
You hold - Xxx QJT9xxxxx q Plan the auction after the start of 1s - 3h
Should I have troubled the TD?
4nt is somewhat random but I have no idea why it is suggested by the UI. Perhaps East has a weaker hand with long spades and was thinking of bidding over 2D then changed his mind. To be frank, I have no idea what the slow pass suggests other than ...
Jay Barronen's bidding problem: --- AJTxxxx AQxxx K
My partner simply won't bid 5nt here. He could bid 3h (doubleton) 3s (good spades in context) 4c (randomly good hand, nothing better to bid, too good for 4nt) 4d (agrees diamonds) Which seems to cover all hands that want to make a forcing bid
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