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Ian Grant
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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Can systems be too well defined?
As we say in Yorkshire "tell 'em nowt, let 'em buy a programme".
Bid out of turn ???
I try not to upset directors for the obvious reasons.. This particular one was subsequently one of the examiners for my TD exam!
Share your favorite bidding system highlights
You missed 2 "Ekrens-style" which seems to be more popular in EBUland than 2 "Ekrens".
Bid out of turn ???
I had a National TD say to me once "a gentleman would accept the call", but I'm very careful about posting anything remotely sexist on BW. It was the last hand of the last round of a Swiss event and we were about mid-table, I had to admire his ...
Paddy Murphy's bidding problem: KTx KJT9xx xxx T
Why did I double and not bid 2?
Reflected UI
If you always trust your partner's bids then there is never a problem. If you don't, get a new partner, yours deserves a break.
Bid out of turn ???
No, but you can say "anyone but a complete dick would...."
Please Rank your Top 3 Favorite systems played by you
They need to reconsider?
Please Rank your Top 3 Favorite systems played by you
To my mind the biggest driver of system is the strength of your 1NT opening, far more than 5 v 4 card majors. Your poll doesn't address this.
Ian Grant's bidding problem: KJ954 KQ AJ86 Q7
These opps wouldn't have known PRC anyway.
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