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Ian Wilson
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April 30, 2013
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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 :)

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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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Ian/Harvey 2/1
2 over 1
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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.
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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???
The Delicate Balance of Ethics after an Unusual Opening
The ACBL words that seem relevant are: "In short, if you play a system that most players would not immediately recognize (such as a canapé system) or one the opponents may wish to discuss before the auction begins (a 10-12 1NT range with distributional requirements for minor-suit openings, for example ...
The Delicate Balance of Ethics after an Unusual Opening
Exactly this situation happened to us a couple of weeks ago, with an extra nuance: we had provided our own prealert (some canape), but this did not trigger a reciprocal prealert for opponents' artificial but not always 14+ 1 opener, which may or may not have been legal (if ...
PSYCHED OUT
Psyching is a variance-increasing tactic. Just like weak 2's on T-5th with a second major, preempts on AKQ and out (Mark Itabashi, if I recall correctly), etc. They are of course a legal part of the armo{u}ry. Like all such 'unusual' actions, they are popular for a ...
A dangerous lead
I don't know if there's an easier way, but I generate a complete hand, then edit the text for the generated hand record. You can iterate until the graphical hand display is what you want. It is fairly easy to spot the "cards" - these follow the suit symbols ...
Hesitation defence - when to call the director?
More abstentions than votes .. please suggest an additional answer if this would provide more feedback?
Prealert Needed?
We have been instructed as follows when playing canape: - prealert that canape sequences are possible (we describe this, rather than using the term 'canape' at all) - natural bids, even if possibly not the longest suit, must NOT be alerted or announced. We are to alert a rebid where this shows ...
A mini-report from Trevor
If it's a preempt, it is in , or .
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