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Ian Grant
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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)

5 card majors, weak NT.

1D in 1st/2nd seat is 9-11 balanced or natural, natural in 3rd/4th.

Multi 2C, 2D and 2NT opening bids, Ekren-style 2H (3-11 hcp), normal weak 2S.

See website for EBU convention card.

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United Kingdom

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Confessions of a Slowcoach
We started at 2 pm and conceded after 10 pm having played 24 of the intended 32 boards (iirc we were 83 imps down). We had a belated break for an evening meal after 16 boards which was pretty much ruined. I felt very sorry for our host (our team ...
Confessions of a Slowcoach
The last time I played in the Gold Cup we were playing at less than 4 boards an hour. Because this is played in individual's homes there is no sanction for slow play. I now do not enter this competition. Well done Bill for admitting you have a problem.
Missed Game
West should open 1 (10 hcp, 7 losers, easy rebid).
How wrong was I?
Guys, guys, get a ring (a square one with a canvas floor and roped sides).
The fruits of optimism
I did say 'optimism'! (Mea culpa)
Does anybody dislike 2/1?
I think it's the only sensible way to play a strong NT, but as I dislike strong NT ....
You dug this hole...
2 mini-splinter (promising 8 or fewer losers) or 3 showing 9 losers depending on how much of the glass's contents I've drunk.
I am still not sure about the correct procedure here
I can't think of anybody I know who wouldn't treat this as UNT, mind you, I can't imagine anyone having to ask either.
I am still not sure about the correct procedure here
But they aught to be entitled to your best guess as to what your agreement would likely be had you discussed it; unless, of course, you are totally clueless as to what the bid might mean. If you simply say "no agreement" and then bid your better minor I'm ...
The fruits of optimism
We play mini-splinters as 8 or fewer losers; opener rebids 3M with 7, 4M with 6, a feature (or 3NT) with 5 (having adjusted for partner's shortage). We don't play fit jumps.
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