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Ian Wilson
Ian Wilson
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Member Since
April 30, 2013
Last Seen
15 hours ago
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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 :)


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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Copy of Basic Precision template
Copy to my cards View/Print
Another Comparable(?) Call
Thanks, Paul, I think it's becoming clearer now.
Another Comparable(?) Call
This example is exactly what I am having a problem with (in addition to that preposition): Auction 1: 1 - 1; 2 - 3 ... (finds their 4-4 fit) Auction 2: 1 - 2; 2NT .. (didn't find the 4-4 fit) Auction 3: 1 - 1 => 2 ...
Insufficient advance
Indeed. I am impressed [almost] beyond words.
Insufficient advance
Yes, W changed 3 to a pass.
Bridge is Sixty Percent Bidding?
Rixi Markus once told me that our system (Precision with bells and whistles) was a bad one, because we would reach many contracts that we weren't good enough to make. This would seem to suggest that there is a dynamic equilibrium between bidding, play and defence - as one improves ...
What are your ethical obligations, if any, here.
My (peripheral) vision is a lot worse than it used to be, but even with bifocals, I would be surprised if I missed either of those actions. I try hard not to look anywhere I'm not supposed to, but it is difficult to turn off one's analytical vision ...
Learn Bidding in 15 Minutes?
Jim, You [just] need to backtrack to where the evil of Approach Forcing became part of bidding. It is quite possible to bid many hands by bidding what you expect to make. This works better than you might imagine for single-suiters and balanced hands. Pronounced 2-suiters are not handled well ...
Learn Precision in 15 minutes
4.2 1c - - : - systems on if there are no natural suit bids in - systems off otherwise My personal experience has been that basic Precision + weak NT equips beginners to handle many 'ordinary' hand decisions better than 5cM, strong NT, "standard" systems.
What does this bid mean?
Narrow-gauge perhaps?
Jump shifts into minors after a major opening bid
Invitational, natural (6-card suit and 2/3 top honours, ideally).

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