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Rosalind Hengeveld
Rosalind Hengeveld
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Member Since
June 20, 2014
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about me

Website Editor, Bridge Magazine IMP, Netherlands. 

My last name ‘Hengeveld’ is pronounced [‘ɦɛŋəvɛlt] or as if ‘heng-a-velt’.

Country
Netherlands

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
National champion, women pairs, 2012
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Delftse Bridge Club; Het Buitenhof
BBO Username
RosalindH
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Cuebid, Last Train, Slam-Bidding Problem
Apparently double is presumed to show spades, which is not obvious and was not stated (as I play, it denies spades and 1 shows four+). If double does not (virtually) guarantee spades, 3 should be Choice of Games.
Looking for consensus
Usually when ‘looking for consensus’ this is not the place to find it, but here it is very close.
It's your bid
You are more likely to have a 5-3 heart fit, which you miss after doubling, than to have a 4-4 spade fit (a priori 54% versus 34%)..
Balancing Two Notrump after a Weak Two or Other Two Level Opening
Partner is supposed to act as if opposite a minimum three-suiter. The lesser balanced hands are 13/14–16. We can occasionally pass out a weak two with up to 12 opposite 12 balanced. We believe this is optimum, the latter term not to be confused with ‘perfect’.
It's your bid
2, showing at least five hearts and four spades, both possibly longer. (Te reverse, 54, is usually easy to bid after a 1 overcall.)
Balancing Two Notrump after a Weak Two or Other Two Level Opening
I play 2NT as 17–20 in either seat. Lesser hands double.
Control-Showing Responses to Strong 2!c Openings: General Thoughts?
Funny, the same ‘Those that have …’ hold for Raptor.
Control-Showing Responses to Strong 2!c Openings: General Thoughts?
I play 2 as either a weak two in diamonds or something very strong, so partner usually responds 2. Other than that, I do not think control responses are a good idea even over an always strong 2, as they tend to cost valuable bidding space. The ...
Jeff Aker's bidding problem: AQ32 AT42 Q Q754
3. At this level of bidding, double is or should be forcing to game. On the other hand, partner sometimes has no option than to double with less than four spades.
Rate Your Choices
Raptor is perfect precisely if your long suit is not so great.
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