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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.

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United Kingdom

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Going Down Swinging
We would probably have won the match had I called the TD on one of the hands where we scored zero: https://bridgewinners.com/article/view/lead-problem-2-7dkdgqjf0x/
Ian Grant's lead problem: 53 K9873 8653 J8
My partner held KQ4 AQ J42 AKT95
Ian Grant's lead problem: 53 K9873 8653 J8
I posted a companion poll on BridgeClubLive with the difference being that the 2 bid was natural; there was an overwhelming concensus to lead a spade. What happened was that the 2 bid was not alerted and there had been a discussion at the start of the match ...
Iain Sime on Countdown
Neil Zussman of Bradford Bridge Club lost in the semi-final of Series 60 on the conundrum. He got to the QF of the 30th anniversary series. Neil has also represented the UK at the World Sudoku and Puzzle Championships. I'm pretty sure that Christine White of Oakham Bridge Club ...
Ian Grant's lead problem: 53 K9873 8653 J8
Her bite is worse than her bark! :-)
Another Trick 2 decision
Difficult to see how leading the Q works whoever has the K.
Trick 2 Problem?
If my partner had led 5 it would be a singleton! (We lead 2nd from a poor suit and Jxxx certainly qualifies).
Superior Defense to 2N Opener Showing both minors?
Comp versus Inv Only angels should attempt to land on pinheads.
What is the purpose of attitude signaling?
My general rule is the signal means: "If you are stuck for a lead then I would prefer you to lead suit X". Sometimes I will signal for a suit I am bereft in, simply to protect my holdings in other suits.
What do you do about this curious explanation
"Is it 100% forcing?"
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