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Ian Grant
Ian Grant
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Member Since
Sept. 14, 2015
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
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

Bridge Information

ACBL Ranking
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What are you done with?
Perhaps we could have a joint effort to build a comparison scale between ACBL MP ranks and those of other countries.
Poll on Psychs - 2
Some players just seem to need 6-9 hcp, a 6 card suit and no idea about playing Bridge. I'm fed up of losing to them :-(
What are you done with?
Bidding/lead probems with tortuous bidding.
What does this 2NT bid mean?
Misread, deleted comment.
Poll on Psychs - 2
Does opening a weak 2 in hearts with AT96 T86432 A53 count? My cause wasn't helped when I played in Spades with KJ875 opposite 432 and I lose the first trick to the stiff Q after opener (my RHO) doubled the contract.
Reflected UI
Oh no its not....
Can systems be too well defined?
As we say in Yorkshire "tell 'em nowt, let 'em buy a programme".
Bid out of turn ???
I try not to upset directors for the obvious reasons.. This particular one was subsequently one of the examiners for my TD exam!
Share your favorite bidding system highlights
You missed 2 "Ekrens-style" which seems to be more popular in EBUland than 2 "Ekrens".
Bid out of turn ???
I had a National TD say to me once "a gentleman would accept the call", but I'm very careful about posting anything remotely sexist on BW. It was the last hand of the last round of a Swiss event and we were about mid-table, I had to admire his ...

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