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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

Bridge Information

Member of Bridge Club(s)
Sheffield Bridge Club, England and BridgeClubLive (online)
ACBL Ranking
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The first step is a doozy
Even at MPS it can be worth taking the safe line when its a low hcp slam because (for the fields I typically play in) very few will bid it.
The first step is a doozy
I'm guessing that leading a low spade from hand at trick 2 puts me in a class of my own. :-(
Montreal is still the best place to have Summer NABC. Here's why.
Unless you are certain that you have immunity you would have to be pretty daft and irresponsible to go.
1M-3M: How Do You Play It?
It matters how you play 1M-2NT. If you play it as GF then you need some way of making an invitational raise. If you play it as invitational or better as I do then you can afford to play 1M-3M as pre-emptive.
1M-3M: How Do You Play It?
As soon as we find a fit we switch to LTC and virtually ignore HCP.
1M-3M: How Do You Play It?
4 card support, exactly 9 losers, so a controlled pre-empt.
WHO and CDC revised guidelines for masks
It won't travel as far.
WHO and CDC revised guidelines for masks
I believe it follows some research at MIT which shows that droplets from a cough can travel up to 6 metres and from a sneeze up to 8 metres; so staying 2 metres apart isn't sufficient. The mask might provide some protection for the wearer as some of the ...
Ian Grant's bidding problem: AKJ643 K Q8 Q832
2nt better as a convention than a contract?
I started playing 2NT as always forcing in order to cure my wife of bidding it 'to play' on misfits.

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