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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) 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.

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Bid these hands in a 2/1 context
Oren: using inference. If I don't support H or S but have made a 2C GF bid then I must have diamonds covered. In any case, I was only flying a kite (I have never played 2/1 GF and hate strong NT).
Bid these hands in a 2/1 context
1S-2C-2H-3C-3NT.
We don't know why more young people aren't playing bridge
I never anticipated being a junior at my age!
After bidding Stayman, what is 3D?
If you are unbalanced then 1NT-2C-2x-4D as natural. All slam tries go via 2S, then 3M or 4m. 1NT-3m invites 3NT; 1NT-3M invites 4M. However, please note that slam bidding is the weakest part of my methods, basically because I think slams are over rated.. Almost everyone I know plays ...
After bidding Stayman, what is 3D?
For me (opposite a weak NT) it is 6 diamonds and a 4 card major, non forcing. Just looking for the best place to play..
Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: A4 5432 AQ65 752
I abstained because it depends what your agreements are, I would be surprised if you don't have an agreement for this common situation.
2H as weak both majors (2 good examples!)
X as takeout of spades 2S as takeout of hearts. Either can be passed. Versus Ekren- 2D, X is 12-14 balanced or strong 2H is takeout of spades
We don't know why more young people aren't playing bridge
They would have to be CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) checked to be allowed to teach schoolkids
#TellASadStoryInThreeWords(Bridge related)
Losing tricks count
2H as weak both majors (2 good examples!)
I think the 2H version is much more difficult to counter than the original Ekren- 2D. Our experience is that it is more successful against decent opposition, the weaker players just decide it's a weak bid and bid without fear; sometimes they get lucky.
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