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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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Assign the blame
I think 4 takes some beating but north manages it with 5, I despise players who pre-empt and then raise their own suit. If you want to bid your hearts twice start with 1.
Why I suck at matchpoints
-100 IS better than -110, and 1NT might score -120... Its the -200 that worries me, rarely good news at matchpoints.
Why I suck at matchpoints
I think you need 2 over 1 as a constructive bid.
Bake Yourself a Multi Defence
We play 12-14 and 18+, 2NT shows the balanced 15-17.
Big congrats to Erik Sælensminde and his partner Morten Olsen
And get yourself a pp to boot...
What is 1!C - (1!S) - 2!S?
My system notes are not (currently) online, but my EBU CC is. If this doesn't have enough detail just ask.
Yuan Shen's bidding problem: JT932 --- 85 KQJ863
Problems with a strong 2!c Opening Bid
We excluded strong single suited minor hands from our 2 and 2 openings (both multis) and rolled them into our forcing 1 opening (11+ hcp, no better bid). How often do you pick up a minor-suit GF hand anyway?
What is 1!C - (1!S) - 2!S?
We will open 1 with a singleton when we have a 4441 with a poor diamond suit, or a big diamond single-suiter. (Our 1 is forcing.)
Big congrats to Erik Sælensminde and his partner Morten Olsen
Some of us boycott Farcebook too.
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