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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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#ZEROTOLERANCE Open Barcelona 2019
We need to get tough. Minimum 10 year ban for anyone convicted if cheating. Two year ban for any team mates in the 2 years prior to the conviction. Ignore the smoke at your peril. Disqualification from international competition for 4 years for any country they have represented in the ...
Defense against short club and transfer responses
Meta-rule for all similar situations (such as overcalls of our 1NT opening): X or XX is takeout of any promised suit(s).
Is 2!H forcing?
It's something you put in your tea to suppress urges.
Is 2!H forcing?
How? 4?
Is 2!H forcing?
Because playing Bromad you don't have a natural, forcing 2 or 3 bid after the double. Do you really want to have to bid 3 after a XX to force?
Is 2!H forcing?
Deleted, garbage.
Is 2!H forcing?
Opener has limited their hand, they passed the redouble; with a strong hand it makes more sense to bid on before the opps swallow up your bidding space or find a fit to sac.
I'm baffled
Don't the EBU BB@B rules require you to greet your opps? ( or, at least, strongly encourage you to do so).
I'm baffled
Show me a TD who will penalise you for giving your opps more information than they are entitled to.
I'm baffled
You would hate playing against me! Grumpy-2 8-12 hcp with 6 diamonds (can have a 4 card major) OR Balanced 23+ OR Very Strong with 5+ hearts (may be single or 2-suited) Grumpy-2 5-9 hcp with 6 hearts OR Balanced 20-22 OR Very Strong with 5+ spades (may ...
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