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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)

Natural 1D , 5 card majors, weak NT.

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

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United Kingdom

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Dealing Cards
James:that has pretty much the same effect as a shuffle for the next player.
Dealing Cards
How can you tell? If your exercise produces a random deck then examination of it proves nothing. Pairs of cards could have split and rejoined later.
Ian Grant's bidding problem: KT85432 K Q86 32
My wife might feel better with the 1 vote in her favour; thanks Amir :-) However, I have to say I thought 6 was a reasonable bid; and on another day... Sadly on this day we would have made A and K: West held AQT74 , East J532 and -800 turned ...
Dealing Cards
Well, technically law 7(c) says 'should' rather than 'must' but I would expect there to be a good reason why not. "I can't be bothered' doen't cut the mustard. A few PPs might sort them out.
Dealing Cards
...and of course you shuffle your cards before placing them back in the board. This is probably worth one of DB's shuffles.
Bergen 4-Diamond bid
Our 1M-4M raise shows a good value raise (7 losers) but with an aceless hand. Stops unnecessary (and possibly embarrasing) key card enquiries. If partner does ask we show Kings + trump queen.
What’s Qxx(x) Worth?
You don't say..
Ian Grant's lead problem: JT2 A9832 4 QJT3
That's exactly what I thought, except I rated the choices the other way around....
Would you call for the director?
OK so not the laws per se; but part of the framework of regulations that govern the game and how it is played. http://mysteryreadersinc.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/cartoon-of-day-pedants-revolt.html
Would you call for the director?
That's why you shouldn't use any of those words; state number of cards expected, hcp range expected, include expected losers if that's one of the criteria you use. If its an 'invitational' raise tell the opps what you expect partner to hold; i.e. the criteria you ...
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