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Ian Grant
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Member Since
Sept. 14, 2015
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Bridge Player
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.

United Kingdom

Bridge Information

Member of Bridge Club(s)
Sheffield Bridge Club, England and BridgeClubLive (online)
ACBL Ranking
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Question about a double
I think you are right in this context which would make thrump a sub-species of abdication.
Question about a double
Its a 'do something sensible' double; does 'rosebud' cover that? Maybe 'abdication double' would work.
Ian Grant's bidding problem: 9872 T2 KQJ5 Q74
Why not? They have a better chance to find a major suit fit if you don't.
Virus vaccine certificate
Each flu shot contains different strains of virus (usually 4), you build up immunity to known flu strains after a number of shots. I remember having two shots one year when a number of new strains were identified after the first shot was given in October. The vaccine given to ...
You be the judge - a missed slam with tricks to spare!
4 had me scratching my head. If it had been matchpoints I might have passed it!
Speedball Claim
I don't think I like the idea of bots taking over and deciding the result of the hand; but if I did then I certainly don't think that either side should be able to score over 50%. Call it a slow play penalty if you like.
Speedball Claim
DC: this is not about being fair or sportsmanship; that's gone by-the-by when the opps claim a trick. You might not do it, I might not do it, but some do. However, as a director you have to apply the laws and regulations. No matter how much you might ...
Speedball Claim
If you claim without a line and its not 100% clear then expect the worst.
Speedball Claim
The laws of the game still apply surely.
Speedball Claim
CLaiming without stating a line in this position is already careless and inferior; so taking the finesse is mandatory.

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