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Helene Thygesen
Helene Thygesen
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Member Since
Sept. 6, 2011
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
New Zealand

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
"No, my queen won over your king, this is a feminist bridge club, you know!"
Bridge Accomplishments
Played 1st division fylde league teams, one 1st and one 2nd place at Blackpool congresses
Member of Bridge Club(s)
UK:Harrogate, Lancaster, Leeds, Pannal. NL: AMC, IJburg. NZ: Waikato
Favorite Tournaments
Tolani Grand Prix (Mumbai), EBL Women's Festival, Pula Festival
Favorite Conventions
T-Walsh, K2, NLM, Cheap Transfers, transfer freedbids, Rumpensohl, Vinje signals, Coded Minors
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Frances Hinden's bidding problem: K952 92 J97652 7
IMHO there's no reason to let it depend on the length promised by 1 since we pretty much know it to be a singleton. P will have 6 cards most of the time at this position, and RHO will rarely leave it in with less than 5.
Is this 3!d bid forcing?
Fair enough, but then you don't have the natural NF 2NT. I suppose 3 or 3 will rarely be much worse than 2NT. But is opener supposed to bid 3 with a singleton clubs, then? Even if we always have a 7-card minor suit fit, we ...
Is this 3!d bid forcing?
This. Although one could play 2 as Ingberman here, we would need a NF 3 after a 2 rebid, so we might as well play it as NF here also, for consistency.
Jacoby transfer followed by minor followups
I'm not sure if it's ever a great idea to propose 3NT while concealing spade support. Maybe opposite a passed hand. But an unpassed partner can have slam interest so we should not mastermind. For example, if he has AKxxx of spades he may bid 7 as ...
Jacoby transfer followed by minor followups
No system, I just made it up :) But the general principle could be something like: - we bid stoppers naturally if possible, or 3M if not possible - if 3M is not available to show fit, we use 4M-1. - 4 always shows the double fit - With spades as our major, 4 ...
Jacoby transfer followed by minor followups
3 = hearts, no spades, ostensibly not a club stopper 3 = clubs, no spades, ostensibly not a heart stopper 3NT = hearts and clubs, no spades, no good diamond fit or at least not great slam potential 4 = double fit 4 = great hand for diamonds, no reason to ...
Wayne Burrows's bidding problem: AK985 AJT82 K6 T
2 is not a psyche, it just shows 12+ points (Drury).
Wayne Burrows's bidding problem: AK985 AJT82 K6 T
4 where it is going to end anyway, and I don't want to leak more information than needed. My first thought was to bid 3 in case we have slam, but seeing that 2 is speciafically 3-card support, this sounds unlikely.
Does this cuebid create a game force?
So with four hearts and say 10 points you have to bid 2? If doubler then bids 2, aren't you stuck? Or is the idea that double will bid their lowest 4-card suit, so the 2 rebid shows extras? If it goes (1)-X-(p ...
Does this cuebid create a game force?
Depends how wide a range the 2 bid has. If it's an old-fashioned 8-11 it would be nice to have a way to invite with 3-card support, and maybe to stop in 3. But in that case we should probably play 2 as the invitational hand ...

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