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Ian Wilson
Ian Wilson
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 30, 2013
Last Seen
12 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Likes: strong club systems, weak NT, canape. My favourite system is (therefore) Blue Club. Dislikes: 2/1 systems with their byzantine accretions of flying buttresses :)


Created a Precision variant that I play with a few partners. Working out a system is always interesting.


Prefer count in almost all situations. As Guido sayeth, "we may not be good enough to know whether to encourage or not; but we can usually tell whether we have an odd or an even number of a suit". Amen.


Intolerant of rudeness and poor ethics. I tend to over-alert and over-explain, and bend over backwards to avoid using UI.


Wish the ACBL would have simpler GCC rules. How can it be illegal to play Roman in 2013? Wish I could remember stuff well enough to play a relay system. Ambition: read and understand the rest of the chapters in Love :)

Bridge Information

ACBL Ranking
Copy of Basic Precision template
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Blue IP
Strong club; weak NT; 4-card majors; canape
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Paul & Ian 2/1
2 over 1 / no Bergen
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Ian & Joe 2/1 weak NT
2 over 1 / Weak NT
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One liners
Opp to Larry Wagner: "what does you partner's bid mean?" Larry: "Well, Ian is a careful player and always counts his hand. So .. 13 cards".
Illegal 1NT
The guidance that I have been given (here = in ACBL land) is (a) to prealert a canape system, (b) do not alert a canape suit opener (because it is natural), (c) do alert a canape rebid where the suit lengths shown are hereby very different from what the same auction ...
Online NABC - Congrats to Phil Clayton
Stunning - well done, Phil!
This looks like a prim candidate for a "game try" - N may as well bid game and then try to make it. (I abstained, since North's bidding 4 doesn't seem well represented by 'None').
Why am I not that crazy about Bridge anymore these days?
Re 2: I have actually been 11 different people sharing the 'Ian Wilson' login during the last decade. Another benefit of only playing online....
A Bridge Swifty
"Welcome to my table" said the lady, chattily.
Different Systems
Is it legal to play a different convention card for the last round of a Barometer event? In practice people seem to morph into rabid swinger... er, generators of high variance results; but this isn't reflected by what's on their CCs.
2-Under Transfers in a Strong Club System
I have notes (not, unfortunately, in machine-readable form) for a Whimsical Club* system. This uses 2-under canape responses that can show several classes of hand. A relay structure is used to unwind the possible responses. Have never tried it out, not being strong-minded enough to learn enough of the responses ...
Slam or Grand?
How many of your partners would really open 2 with 3 prime controls and a 6-card trump suit)? ;)
A GNT Debacle: Too Many Winners
There may be quite a few minimally eligible players (i.e. anyone qualified to play in the D22 GNT finals). Note also that this is one of the few events where the winners are paid prize money. Taken together, these probably make the decision about whether to augment, and if ...

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