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Ian Wilson
Ian Wilson
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Member Since
April 30, 2013
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15 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 :)

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

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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.

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

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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
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Puffle_ian_jill
Strong club; weak NT; 5-card majors
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GNT 2/1
2 over 1
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Copy of Basic Precision template
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Blue IP
Strong club; weak NT; 4-card majors; canape
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Blue Club HB
Strong club; 4-card majors; canape
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Bill Neal / Ian Wilson
Standard American
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MacPuffle 4/2/2014
Strong club; weak NT; 4-card majors
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MacPuffle 2/2016
Strong club; weak NT; 4-card majors; limited canape
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2 over 1
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Al + Ian 2-over-1
2 over 1
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Bludgeon
Intermediate 2's, stronger 3's, not Approach Forcing (no forcing responses)
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Atsuko/Ian 2/1
2 over 1
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Ian/Harvey 2/1
2 over 1
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Ridiculous results, doubled or redoubled
In a BAM, opponents unwisely double 3H. We rewind this and make an overtrick for +1360. At the other table they found the minor suit slam .. 1370. We could hear the other table across the room when they scored that one up :). Tied the event.
Cheating at Scrabble
I would be highly surprised to find a native English speaker who knew what an ilex was, unless they were a Scrabble player, a devotee of Ruth Rendell (who knew her plants), or both. Oxford comma provided free of charge.
Transfer Trouble
Dummy was a quacky 5-count with (I think) 3523 shape.
Transfer Trouble
In the original posting, I stated that the auction had ended and that N was on lead. North asked about the auction (no information was volunteered by dummy).
How do we get to the !@#$% NT game?
This hand is perfectly suited to Ye Olde Black Magic, still practiced locally, alas: 1-1; (pause)2-2NT. 2NT is always to play in the local coven.
Open Kansas City Discussion Thread
Are there any NAP B/C results online yet? The NABC results link only shows A (completed).
#TellASadStoryInThreeWords(Bridge related)
What, only eleven?
Strong Club: Upgrading Nightmare System for ACBL Summer NABC in Toronto
In my Precision partnership, we fold both minor positives into the 1 response. Opener then (normally) relays with 1NT, and we have mechanisms to find 4-4 major fits, describe the suit and type of response, etc. This gets most of the important contracts played by the 1 opener.
#TellASadStoryInThreeWords(Bridge related)
Lightner Double Worked.
ACBL Bridge Bulletin; Selected Item
Glad to see I am not the only one to start from the back; but surely you read George's World followed by Bridge with the Abbot???
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