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Ian Grant
Ian Grant
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Member Since
Sept. 14, 2015
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about me

EBU rank: Premier Life Master.

I play my own "Grumpy Club" system in partnership with my wife.

Short (forcing) 1C (11+hcp, no better bid) with forcing 1D response (neg or natural)

Natural 1D , 5 card majors, weak NT.

Multi 2C, 2D and 2NT opening bids, Ekren-style 2H, normal weak 2S.

See website for EBU convention card.

United Kingdom

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HCP + spades (Pearson points) > 14 We use this popular 4th seat test in all seats for 1 and 1 openings. (Note that one option of our multi 2 opening is 8-12 hcp with 6 diamonds). Has some interesting and subtle effects on your auctions, our results definitely ...
Attracting New Bridge Players
Bumblepuppy makes it sound like a game for 3 year olds, so not a good start.
A difficult ruling?
Ok so east thinks north has KTxx, wtp?
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Trust me, at least one of us doesn't; mind you, I am a 'nobody' so you could be right.
Two Discards and In What Order?
I'm going to throw 8S and 8D.
Paul: a 'constructive' 2H with stiff A and 12 losers? I'm passing a natural 2 without blinking.
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If I had that in my armoury then I too would open 2.
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Oh, I'm definitely passing as West, its systemic (and, yes, it is on our CC) Fwiw I also pass the north hand.
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Then west will have a t/o double which east will pass, I don't think 1S will play too well. If south rescues to 2D then we are back to finding the heart game.
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Another interesting hand for my methods which starts with a pass from west.... Its much easier to get to 4H after east opens the bidding. BTW, much easier for those of us who are hard of thinking if you don't rotate the hand after showing it once. If you ...

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