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Ian Grant
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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) 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.

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Worst Convention Ever
I'm fine then, mine only needs an 8 count. ;-) It does deny various things too, such as a 5 card suit or a balanced 9-11.
The Worst Convention Ever
I-d rather use it as Mike says, I'm not dedicating such a useful low-level bid for the rare occasions it helps me to find a slam.
The Worst Convention Ever
1-p-1-x for me would show the majors (not necessarily any points, just at least 4 cards in each).
Desambiguating a weak no trump situation
Ronald: not if partner has xxx
Nikolay Yaninski's bidding problem: --- K8763 KQ87654 6
3, length before, er, weakness...
Yuan Shen's bidding problem: T8xx AKTxxx Qx x
Easy 3, then 4 over 3NT if necessary. What slam?
Martin Henneberger's bidding problem: AKJ652 7 Q3 AK42
2, why tell my partner about 1 card (the 6th spade) when I can tell them about 4?
Daniel Lyder's bidding problem: --- Q632 JT8742 QJT
Oh well, I was never passing....
#TellASadStoryInThreeWords(Bridge related)
I think it's....
Basic Question about Takeout Doubles
Basically the same as a UCB, do something sensible partner, I haven't got a more helpful bid. Since (for me) the original double does not guarantee 4 spades, I would need 5 spades to bid them now. So in all likelihood I will have 4 spades. But my treatment ...
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