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Ian Wilson
Ian Wilson
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 30, 2013
Last Seen
8 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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A point of curiosity
FFR, according to the OED, the three commonly used plurals for 'platypus' are correct: - platypodes (the *most correct* form, a Greek plural for a Greek word) - platypi (would be correct were platypus Latin, which it isn't) - platypuses (the "English" form)
Please Rank your Top 3 Favorite systems played by you
Agree - Precision and Blue are philosophically quite different. Put another way, someone who likes playing Blue is not necessarily someone who likes playing Precision.
How A Junior Would Teach Bidding
Think I came across one, once .. "what does that show?" "majors unless it's a weak NT" "then what?" "something ellis".
What is 3H?
Just in case you thought I was asleep - I am shocked.
Missed slam
S has a max and a double fit after 3 from partner. Should drive to slam after this.
Bidding systems without forcing opening bid
Surely you aren't omitting Bludgeon, are you, Paul? Oh .. "serious". Hmmm.
Full Disclosure
The first board looks a lot more like an 11-count than a 10-count to me. I think the stated 11-15 range is a better description for opps (I am sure there are many 10 counts that you don't upgrade). The second board seems pretty standard these days.
Finish this sentence
..not to mention the choice of test revealing more about the interrogator than the subject-apparent..
Can a declarer ask what the contract is?
Recently I have noticed the scorekeeper consulting the Bridgemate during the play when declarer. While declarer is entitled to know what the contract is, I assume that looking at the Bridgemate is illegal since a) declarer's right to ask is state-dependent (perhaps, depending on the placement of the comma ...
Finish this sentence
..the fourth answer in Master Solvers'.

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