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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.

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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
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Finch
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ATB - Wrong Slam
And when East wins the spade king and returns his other spade? The line which makes involves playing East to be exactly 2227 with Kx of spades. The normal line involves playing West for the king of spades or either hand for Qx of diamonds (or for East to be ...
TD Ruling
I posted before my morning cup of tea and forgot clubs were 3-3. 10 tricks it is.
TD Ruling
I don’t understand 10 tricks. What am I missing?
I apologize for this question
Michael R: no, you are trying to gain by playing (what you consider to be) a superior system. Consider the uncontested auction 1s - 2c - 2s (six) - 2nt - 3nt Would you prefer to defend this knowing that responder has 4+ clubs and not five diamonds (a natural 2c bid) or knowing ...
What is this double?
As Michael R has already pointed out: Probability you want to double an opening 1 bid to show long strong clubs and nothing else = very low Probability you want to double an opening 1 bid to show a hand you want to compete on somewhere = much higher Probability ...
What is this double?
That's a good analogy. Some 'could be short' 1 openings could be 4441 or 3362 or... Some are basically natural being 3 only if 4423 or (34)33 and 2 only if 4432. Some people's 2 response that 'may be 2' is basically natural unless responder ...
Play problem
it's not quite 'of course'. They duck the diamond, you play spades, they win and play a club (the king if necessary); now you are at some risk of being stuck in the dummy with 5 losers and no entry to hand.
Play problem
assuming the opponents are playing standard signals, I would knock out the diamond next. The signals to trick one imply that hearts are 5-3 or 3-5 although it's not entirely clear which (LHO has J74 or J8742). If they continue hearts after winning the diamond ace, I'm hoping ...
What is this double?
Am I allowed to know what 2 means? "could be as short as two" is not full disclosure. For example, if it is natural game forcing, or a 3-card raise in spades then double is take-out of spades. It's also relevant if it is game forcing or not ...
Delicate Probe
I'm saying that if I can't see any strong reason to give a count reason (most of the time) and it's not a Smith position, then I might give suit preference or failing that will play a card at random. When asked, this is the information we ...
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