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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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can you make 3N?
Well I admit that was pre-tea
can you make 3N?
Easily if West doesn’t cover the first spade
YBTD after slow double
In my opinion, a slow double suggests that partner is off-shape. This is not necessarily short spades (4531?) but could be. That certainly suggests that bidding spades is going to be less successful than might otherwise be the case. However the problem comes that I (for example) wouldn't bid ...
Guess the par score
If those pips are accurate why cant we make +120?
Common game deal Wed 16 April
What is the vulnerability? The text implies ns are vul against not but the diagram shows us as nv
How Not To Fill Out a Convention Card Part 1
I agree with the theory, but if partner bid 4NT I'd pass it.
How Not To Fill Out a Convention Card Part 1
Assuming that your partner has heard of the gambling 3NT, then if you bid 5 he will know what has happened. If you pass, he will act on the assumption that you have a strong balanced hand. This is likely to involve doubling and may result in a large ...
Tempo question ( too fast over a jump)
" it isn't (imo) unreasonable to ask a few good players if they can hang around for 40-60 minutes in case they are needed (or to leave their cell numbers with the TD so they can be called back)." You must play in a completely different world to me. In ...
Tempo question ( too fast over a jump)
Nope, because everyone else thinks that 4 agrees spades.
Tracy Brines's bidding problem: AT9854 Q4 A432 Q
Bidding 6 is not obviously a procedural infraction consequential on your statement (a). I'd love to know what about a fast 5 bid demonstrably suggests bidding on. Possibly for the players concerned it does, but as I have no idea who they are or what their standard ...
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