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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)

Natural 1D , 5 card majors, weak NT.

Multi 2C, 2D and 2NT opening bids, Ekren-style 2H, normal weak 2S.

See website for EBU convention card.

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United Kingdom

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WHAT IS SPORT?
....and most of the new winter sports look extremely safe....
WHAT IS SPORT?
I think sports require an element of physical prowess; even if its only hand-eye coordination as in shooting, darts or snooker. Rather than trying (and failing) to get 'Mind Sports' to be recognised as "sport" we should try to get similar legal/tax/etc. advantages for 'Mind Sports' that 'Physical ...
The difference between winning and success;
I like The Specials take on this: Enjoy yourself, its later than you think.
2NT artificial and forcing over opener's same suit rebid
My wife (like a lot of beginners) used to regularly bid 2NT in misfit situations; I cured this by making it forcing.
Best way to handle this situation?
Crikey; you need values to bid? ;-)
Cashout Situation?
We also hold the J so partner is unlikely to be looking for a suit pref signal (besides we have to assume that they know we have very little).
Is that how one should tackle this?
I would have asked specifically about the 4H bid since it is not obviously natural unlike the earlier bidding. Once you explain its natural I have no further questions. If you got angry about this I would be asking the TD to have a word with you.
Second trick carding
For me the 9H lead was a suit preference signal for diamonds...
Queen guess in six card ending ?
..and the lead was...
Best way to handle this situation?
Best way to handle this situation? Swallow the crap until you have your system pretty much nailed down; after that, take no prisoners.
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