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Ian Wilson
Ian Wilson
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 30, 2013
Last Seen
14 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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What should east-west have done?
Seeking tips for playing against BBO robots
"Use the function that lets you know what your next bid means. (Hover over it.)" Ignore this tip at your peril! More than a few unplanned rocket trips into the slam zone could be avoided by making this part of your robot bidding toolbox...
Playing With a Bot (PWB) test
It would be useful to know what the bot interpretation of your 3 in this auction is going to be (hover over your own bid before you commit it). I have seen a number of bot interpretations in high-level auctions that are far stronger than how I intended them ...
New BBO record
..logging on to the new new version 2 of OKBridge. I thought that it would be a good idea to get into more mainstream systems lwith 5-carad majors, strong NT and stuff. The card gods expressed their scorn of this idea by hooking me up with Guido, who could tell ...
Over My Shoulder - commentary by Zach Grossack
Yesterday's event was highly enjoyable. It reminded me somehow of the Master Bridge episodes. Zach did a great job of vocalizing his thought processes when contemplating a line, deciding what to bid, etc. The Zoom environment worked flawlessly for graphics and audio on my (relatively large screen) environment. Thank ...
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....

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