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Ian Wilson
Ian Wilson
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 30, 2013
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17 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
None
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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Ian & Joe 2/1 weak NT
2 over 1 / Weak NT
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Full disclosure?
Just to clarify: the ACBL requires that we prealert the system, and alert the second bid in a possible canape sequence, e.g. in the 1-1N-2, the 2 bid must be alerted.
Range Stayman after a Protective 1NT?
after the 2 relay, 2N shows any upper range; then after the 3 relay, 3N shows top range. On reflection, I can see some, er, slight problems with this.
Range Stayman after a Protective 1NT?
This structure easily extends to 3 ranges, e.g. 10-12, 13-15, 16-18. (Not my idea, came across it and it seemed like A Good Thing).
Accusation of Plagiarism against Mark Horton
tangentially related: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowclone
Poll on Psychs - 1
For reasons I don't fully understand, I feel less comfortable psyching online than I do at the table. Favorite psyche story: George Winter directing. I psyche a strong NT, end up in some doubled spade partscore, making, on unspeakable defence. George calls me over: "don't do that next ...
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.
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