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

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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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Dustin GNT 2017
Strong club
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"Daily Bridge Club" on OKBridge?
I believe that OKB started when Matt moved to do his doctorate in Finland. When he moved back to CA, he started the commercial version.
Torturing an opponent
I looked up 'Dutch Squeeze'. This is attributed to Slavenburg in 1965, but the basic principles of pseudosqueezes (including rectifying the count, etc) are given in Love. Or am I missing a subtlety? Groetjes :)
Is this a psyche?
Of course - otherwise I would have called the Director :)
Foursomes - Another modest proposal for the GNT's
I prefer playing 4-handed; but, given the expense and difficulty of fielding 4-person teams that contain people who have to work (i.e. professionals, but not bridge professionals), I would expect the change of format to cause yet more dropoff in entries. Hopefully annoying enough.
Is this a psyche?
I intended to convey that RHO had something to think about - it would be an unusual hand indeed where you don't have to think about where to play opposite this type of opener - but not such a long and/or tortured hesitation that I would have thought about calling ...
Is this a psyche?
Dummy's diamond suit was K54 (I have edited the writeup to include the 3NT opener's actual hand).
Is this a psyche?
The opponents were unknown to me.
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.
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