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Helene Thygesen
Helene Thygesen
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Member Since
Sept. 6, 2011
Last Seen
Sept. 20
Member Type
Bridge Player
Country
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
helene_t
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Opponents overcall our strong 2!c opening - bidding theory question
I always found it weird. When we have already announced (near) GF strength, I would think the priority should be to sort out fit and O/D. It makes more sense when they preempt over a strong 1 but even then I would prefer to play pass as ostensibly ...
2NT as a response to a reopening double
Thanks. Yes of course
Is this 3 club bid forcing or not forcing playing 2over1 using standard agreements
If we don't play Lebensohl, I think we need to play this as nonforcing. What else with 4216 10-count? Maybe we could play that double followed by 3 is weaker. But sometimes we don't want to double because we can't tolerate a 3 bid or ...
Do you play Drury?
We rarely open very light in 3rd seat (and obviously not in 4th either), but Drury is still useful: - With a flat 12 count you don't want partner to raise to the 3-level as the tactical advantage of doing so is small now that both opps have passed. Especially ...
Timuçin (Timo) Erkoç's bidding problem: ATxxxx x 9xxx xx
Yes but you wouldn't have bid 2 with that holding.
What is standard lead from this holding?
This may depend on the rest of the hand. If I have nothing outside the suit, it may be reasonable to lead small in case partner has Jx or Ax. If I have plenty outside the suit, the king is normal. Ten would be very strange and Queen only if ...
What is the meaning of this double?
Also: what would 1NT show now?
What is the meaning of this double?
Take-out of hearts is the agreement I have with the only p with whom I have discussed it. Reasons why it is more interesting to suggest spades than hearts as a possible strain: - Opener has exactly four spades. Responder could easily have 5+ hearts. - If it's a total misfit ...
Timuçin (Timo) Erkoç's bidding problem: 97542 AQ92 AK5 A
I voted 3 to get partner to show a club stopper or a 4-card major. But maybe 2NT is better. If partner has J9xx and lefty KQTx(x), the contract is better played in my hand. 2 is also OK. I am a bit concerned that 3NT maybe ...
Reverse Bidding Problem (2)
I think 2 is worse than all the options listed. It doesn't describe the hand very well and doesn't disturb the opps much either. If a Ghestem bid was available so I could at least tell partner about the clubs it would be better, but even then ...
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