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Ian Grant
Ian Grant
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Member Since
Sept. 14, 2015
Last Seen
22 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

EBU rank: Premier Life Master.

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

Short (forcing) 1!C (11+hcp, no better bid)

Natural 1!D, 5 card majors, weak NT.

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

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Bridge Information

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Something unusual enough?
I believe that the EBU regs that you don't alert above 3NT unless the bid is highly unusual.
Something unusual enough?
Unlikely that I will ever play with screens; we don't have delayed alerts in EBUland.
Something unusual enough?
For info: 2 is one of: 6 diamonds with 8-12 hcp (can have 4cM) Balanced 23+ 4 loser hand with 5+ hearts; single suited or 2-suited (at least 5-5).
Something unusual ...
Having discussed this with my partner I changed my vote to UNT.
Who's crazy ?
My mind is playing tricks, first thought is why can I see the west hand and be asked to work out what south should bid? Then I see I'm being asked what I think about East's overcall... So either I'm crazy or everyone else is (what I ...
ATB .. partner opened 3S, what spade support is needed to bid 3NT?
I'd like my partner to have at least 7 spades to bid 3NT to play after I open 3.
Lead Out of Turn
I'd like to know what 2 is before I make any decisions.
Discarding Problem
6S then 4S to show pref for diamonds.
Name this Squeeze
It's an FBI squeeze; if you don't give up Trump they close down your clubs.
Carding question...
Why? It's often easier to discourage with 4 than it is with 2....
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