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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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The responsibilities of bridge professionals
Tony, should it ever happen I would call the TD.
The responsibilities of bridge professionals
Tony, why should you be exempt from the laws of the game? It would be bad enough for me to suffer defeat at your hands without having to suffer the indignity of your pity.
Why play a Big !C or Precision?
Yes Dave, I'm sure none of us knowingly develop flawed systems.... We do tweak ours occasionally and even have a biggish change now and again (e.g. transfer 2-bids opposite a 1/1 opener).
Is using the rules (even obscure) always ethical?
OK. Try pronouncing the county of Essex as if you have a lisp (surely that should be spelled 'lithp').
Why play a Big !C or Precision?
Just play a system that you like; it doesn't matter how flawed it is if you are having fun.
Is using the rules (even obscure) always ethical?
I believe it was played in West London, so quite a way from Ethics.
Why play a Big !C or Precision?
Interesting because I think the limited 1M openings can be a weakness too, much safer to compete against than an unlimited one.
Yuan Shen's bidding problem: Kxx --- KQJTxxxx xx
I can open this hand 2NT in my system showing a good 7 card suit in D, H or S with 2 of AKQ and a possible outside entry. 2NT could also be a normal weakish pre-empt in clubs; partner will simply respond 3 most of the time.
Another illegal 'Benji' bid
I don't think it is legal (or indeed sensible to allow) an opening bid that covers a range of 5-22 points with a single-suited (unspecified) hand. The experts may be able to play against it but the novices won't have a Scooby.
Another illegal 'Benji' bid
There's a bit of difference between a hand that can take 9 tricks in hearts because they have a 5 count with 11 hearts, and a hand that can take 9 tricks in hearts because they have a 20 count with 5 hearts. Add in that Benji also includes ...
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