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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) 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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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 ...
Another illegal 'Benji' bid
Because 'disclose in advance' isn't the norm for most bridge played over here which is matchpointed pairs with 2-3 board rounds. Very few club players will have a CC, and many will have a posse of semi-regular partners ( e.g. they play with xyz on the second Thursday of ...
Ian Grant's bidding problem: Q5 K3 QJ42 T8764
We found that ending up in 3NT (a likely destination after a 1 opener) minus a diamond stop a bit embarrassing! Quite a few players over here actually play 5 card D/H/S, we only need KJxx or better. I have been trying to persuade my partner to ...
Capitalize Convention and Treatment Names?
I don't tend to use convention names; I usually tell people what my partner's bid means instead.
Another illegal 'Benji' bid
I personally think anything other than weak or strong should be alerted and not announced.
Another illegal 'Benji' bid
No but many of its members do when playing f2f; its more often f2f hands that generate messages on the comment board.
Another illegal 'Benji' bid
Dave: I can guarantee that playing against grumpy club would-be fun, we like to enjoy our bridge. :-)
Capitalize Convention and Treatment Names?
That should have been Jean LeGrand obviously.
Another illegal 'Benji' bid
I hope no. 4 is an error, "weak to strong" seems an unhelpful announcement; but you may well be correct.
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