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Ian Grant
Ian Grant
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Sept. 14, 2015
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about me

EBU rank: Premier Life Master.

I play my own "Grumpy Club" system in partnership with my wife.

Short (forcing) 1C (11+hcp, no better bid) with forcing 1D response (neg or natural)

5 card majors, weak NT.

1D in 1st/2nd seat is 9-11 balanced or natural, natural in 3rd/4th.

Multi 2C, 2D and 2NT opening bids, Ekren-style 2H (3-11 hcp), normal weak 2S.

See website for EBU convention card.

United Kingdom

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Declining the revoke penalty
Dirty Talk
"Can't you claim now?" "Only if you can concede."
Declining the revoke penalty
We teach our beginners that the director is everyone's friend, there to sort out any mess at the table.
Major Disagreement with NT Interference
We predominantly play against a weak NT, where you need to get into the auction if you can, so 4-4 is good enough for me.
Best bridge advice ever:
I like a universe where Base 13 prevails.
Dominic Cooke's bidding problem: 9 T743 J52 98653
I think that opening these sort of hands will get me a reputation I don't want.
Trick 1 signal
It is possible to define certain circumstances where you standard agreements don't apply e.g. (1H)-1S-(2H)-3S-(4H) My partner is almost certainly going to have 4 spades so a count signal is redundant, unless dummy has 2 spades an attitude signal is unlikely to be useful.
Best bridge advice ever:
Don't argue at the table.
Trick 1 signal
We have an agreement that a king lead when count can be inferred from the bidding asks for suit pref.
Trick 1 signal
A for attitude, K for count is pretty much standard where I play. I appear to have led the Ace so...

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