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Ian Grant
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.

Country
United Kingdom

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1m-1M (Minimum expected values) (1 of 2)
I can't imagine playing 1m-1M as non-forcing.
Learn Bidding in 15 Minutes?
Yes you can play, but it's not bridge. Play miniBridge which doesn't have any bidding and you can play in the next 5 minutes.
Learn Bidding in 15 Minutes?
Try to explain in less than 15 minutes responders options after your rho doubles your partner's 1 opener. Then add in a 1NT overcall or a suit overcall.
ATB-aggressive game (matchpoints) down 1
So you make a free rebid at the 3-level with a weak NT hand and don't think you are at fault....
Learn Bidding in 15 Minutes?
Being able to see both hands before you decide the contract is brilliant for teaching Losing Trick Count. When you get to bidding, major suit raises are a doddle.
Did I Have a Blind Spot?
Ruff a low diamond after the top clubs in case the nasty opps overruff and lead a trump. You may need the top diamonds.
Fourteen winners, one loser
I don-t like the 3 bid and would have bid 3 showing preference for responders first bid suit. Now responder can show their spade support and off you go.
Why did partner unblock ?
I have a different take on this (defence is hard!). Partner doesn't know that I have a third heart so the 10 is simply a suit preference signal in case I don't.
Why did partner unblock ?
Sorry Sathya: as Peter pointed out I didn't realise that the diagram was dynamic; wasn't obvious on my small Android tablet, is more obvious on my PC screen. Least we agreed on what to lead to trick 2 :-)
Learn Bidding in 15 Minutes?
miniBridge is a great game in itself, easy to learn the mechanics but like bridge it's a gift that keeps on giving. Using miniBridge we teach: The mechanics of a game of bridge (slightly modified) The scoring, using HCP to determine whether to try for game in a NT ...
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