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Ig Nieuwenhuis
Ig Nieuwenhuis
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 19, 2013
Last Seen
16 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Living as I do inthe Netherlands, I am a member of the european bridgecommunity.


My modest bridge-abilities are expressed playing in what in America is probably regional competition (hard enough for me)


I was hooked on this game as a student and have been playing ever since (when moving the first research-point is what bridgeclubs are in the area)


I have 4 kids in their twenties who are more and more selfreliant and selfsupporting. I enjoy the process of letting them go their own way but still supporting them very much.


Next to my passion for this game I also enjoy science fiction, crosswords, other puzzles and mindgames and of course supporting my kids in their endeavours


Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
going 1 off in 1S after declaring (and making) my first 7NT. by the way: the other table made 1S +3
Bridge Accomplishments
scoring plus in the butler at the transnationals in Veldhoven in 2011
Member of Bridge Club(s)
BC Oog in Al
Favorite Conventions
weak NT, Transfer-walsh, unusual NT/double in sandwich
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Sorry, this user has no cards yet.
Expected shapes?
opener: 6331 Responder: 2245
More Help Needed
counting the hands
What’s Your Plan?
I would open 1: I hate it when my partner corrects to 2 after 1NT with 2 spades and 3 hearts
Here goes....
Bas Drijver
Challenges and concerns for the bridge community
I think it may help to approach this as a marketing problem: - what makes bridge so interesting -> for different audiences !!! For some it will be the complexity For some it will be the puzzle-aspect For others the cooperation with partner / team For still others the social activity - How can we ...
Would you like to be in slam? If yes, what is your auction?
1 - 1: 3 - 4; 3 promises 5-5 16+ or 5-4 18+; 4 is a slaminvite 4 - 4NT; 4 accepts with cue and denies -cue 3 keycards - 6; Key-bid is probably 4. Otherwise we would not get there.
Trick Two Pressure
I don't like leading unsupported Aces; don't imagine you do either. Did you consider a (passive; yes) trump? I think I will lead a trump now too, second choice is continue clubs
Unusual over unusual
How about: lowest cuebid shows invite or better in "our" lowest available suit; highest cuebid shows invite-plus in "our" highest available suit. It isn't optimal (I know) but it is easy to remember ...
What has partner got?
somewhere between xx, AKxx, AKxx, AKx and xx, AKxx, AKQJx, Ax, with the last hand type being most likely. If I have -control we need to be in 6, if not then in 5. Has to be in my hand to protect K
Bridge logic - what does this auction suggest?
In my mind the 3-bid is looking for wasted values vs. a pure hand opposite something like a 4414 or 45/54-13. 3NT says Opener has -values which is a turnoff for South.

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