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Helene Thygesen
Helene Thygesen
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Basic Information

Member Since
Sept. 6, 2011
Last Seen
5 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
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
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What Does a BBO Competitor Look Like?
Berry's Internet Club and StepBridge use Jack as their bots. This means that you can chose between umpteen different bidding systems and conventions, and the bidding and play is cutting edge quality.
How should the director adjust on BBO?
True, good point. Maybe add a rule like nobody can get a better result than taking the maximum possible number of tricks (or worse than the minimum possible number).
How should the director adjust on BBO?
Maybe letting GIB play the hand out is fairer than DF? Maybe GIB could even make different plays and then the decision would escalate to a human TD if the SIMs give different outcomes? Or a weighted score could be given in such a case. But players will still be ...
Timuçin (Timo) Erkoç's bidding problem: 98765 64 J53 J72
2. Partner won't hang me, he knows that with a normal 2 opening I would have opened 3.
Timuçin (Timo) Erkoç's bidding problem: --- AKxx KQJxx AKxx
Did you mean that you would NOT have reached 3NT if he bid 2?
Timuçin (Timo) Erkoç's bidding problem: --- AKxx KQJxx AKxx
Haha, yeah maybe it should show A-AQ in the majors, but I don't always have the perfect hand.
Timuçin (Timo) Erkoç's bidding problem: --- AKxx KQJxx AKxx
I am not going to bid 2 with such a good 20-count, or double with a void in spades. 2NT followed by 3NT is the smallest distortion I can think of. Partner will know to pull if he doesn't stop spades.
A Call for Unity
I can certainly sympathize with the desire to keep this forum free of politics. But "unity" is a scary slogan. IMHO, if it's ok to say that we are all partners now, then its equally ok to say "no, unfortunately we aren't". So I would much prefer a ...
Gonzalo Goded's bidding problem: A64 T742 --- AQJ953
Pass. 3NT and 4 could obviously both be right, but it's uncertain. I will just hope that partner can double. If not, maybe we don't have game.
After a 2!C-2!D Marionette Break in XYZ
Nah, 1 has a maximum of 17(18) points and responder's 2 bid just means that he wants to play 2 opposite 11-14. So with extra values, opener has to bid something else.

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