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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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In The Well- Michael Xu
You omitted to mention that young Mr Xu has an entertaining style of writing that lets his personality shine through. Keep up the good work; and well done Mom.
Garbage Stayman
We play it the other way around, XX is Stayman, clubs is clubs. This lets opener bid their better minor when they don't have a 4 card major.
Butler vs Cross-IMPs
You shouldn't arrow switch imped pairs, all boards are not equal.
Winston Chang's bidding problem: T53 AKQ8 A97 642
My partner and I have an agreement that we don't defend anything below 2; however sometimes common sense can prevail.
Steven Mcgrahan's bidding problem: --- JT976 AKQT65 K8
I'm passing to start with...
Ian Grant's bidding problem: 6 QT9 AT74 KQ753
Neither! (Poll updated)
Transfers after opponent interferes Polish 1!C
Surely much depends on what the interference shows; for example my 1 overcall shows both majors (at least 4-4).
Key Card Berger
We currently play a modified Roman response to a 4 enquiry: 4: 0 or 3 4: 1 or 4 4: 2 same colour 4NT: 2 other This then allows 5 as a King enquiry but the 5 response shows any 2. We have discussed ...
Attitude or Count Signal?
If partner signals an even number they have 1,2 or 4 cards in the suit. If they signal an odd number they have 1 or 3. Occasionally they might have a combination where its hard to tell what they are signalling. So, absent any F-N style signal enhancement, I ...
What are the ruling principles here?
Ruling principles: Ascertain all of the facts State them clearly
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