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Frances Hinden
Frances Hinden
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Member Since
May 27, 2014
Last Seen
54 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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Yet another "Is pass forcing"?
It doesn’t change whether pass is forcing or not but it would be nice to know what 1nt meant. If meant as showing the other two suits where is the alert?
Suffer in 6!D
My single dummy line was to ruff 3 spades in hand, cash the AK of diamonds and hope for doubleton q in one of the red suits plus a round suit coming in. In the end position I have to decide whether to play for this club endplay or hearts ...
From a bidding box when is a bid final?
If you grab the wrong card, or cards which stick to each other, you have still made the call but may be able to change it as unintended. We are talking here about when you are deemed not to have made a call in the first place.
From a bidding box when is a bid final?
Correct Intent covers things like the box being knocked over or passing out of turn when they meant to alert.
Redouble vs Suit Bid
Hand 7 isn’t a passed hand
Open Orlando Discussion Thread
Seeding: the mixed teams KO will include reordering according to ‘original seeding’ but I can nothing in the CoC to say how this seeding is done. Is round one in the mixed Swiss seeded? How? If it is there are some odd results.
Danny Sprung's bidding problem: A643 A753 T83 KT
Pass is not forcing. Therefore I pass.
Open Orlando Discussion Thread
Well, plenty of middle class people go to Disneyland. I don't think that is obviously cheaper.
How to explain weird bid by partner without providing Unauthorized Information
You have no right to tell partner to leave the table. You aren't really saving UI, because partner will immediately know that you think he's got the system wrong. Just tell the opponents what you say above.
Scrambling or GOSH
A good hand but may not be one suited.
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