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Frances Hinden
Frances Hinden
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Member Since
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.

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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
Regular Bridge Partners
Graham Osborne, Jeffrey Allerton
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Wimbledon
BBO Username
Finch
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None
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Reverse response after initial 1NT
If responder has long diamonds and a weak hand, he responds 1D
Is There Any Special Name for This?
Only if you then guess clubs
Is There Any Special Name for This?
It’s an endplay or a throw-in. I am not sure what more you are looking for.
Deciding Whether a Hand Is Good or Bad
I'd double on this hand, not bid either 2NT or 3 On this auction, for me the target is that if I bid 3 and partner bids 3NT, I am happy. I don't see that as the case here. I'd bid 3 good with ...
Bad slam
That might be true for you. It is described in the OP as a con(t)rol bid.
Hoffman v Coles - The Psych from Brd 19 Women's QF8 of 8 - 8/12/19 Australia
I also find South's pass of North's forcing bid very odd, particularly when combined with a psyche. South had extras compared to the way I play weak twos at favourable... But that said, East can't go round passing a favourable 2H bid on that sort of hand.
Bad slam
I don't understand the idea that 4 is an overstatement. 2 was game forcing. Once you bid 2, 4 is merely the most descriptive call; 3 and 4 are not weaker, just different. You can disagree with the 2 bid, but I ...
What does 3!S mean?
I abstained because it's not about stoppers. Shows Hearts, CLubs and spades. Opener has bypassed the cheap 3D bid. It's hard to construct a hand that passed 2D, to be honest, which is why I have a sneaking admiration for the idea that it shows a singleton spade ...
Declare or defend?
If you lead a diamond at trick one ducked, declarer can Draw trumps and play a diamond. East can only play spades once, so West gets endplayed. If you don’t cash the clubs at once declarer takes the table line. If you win the diamond declarer just sets up ...
Did someone ask for more Declarer play problems?
Sorry posted in the wrong place. The suggestion wasvto duck the first and take the second.
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