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Don't the EBU BB@B rules require you to greet your opps? ( or, at least, strongly encourage you to do so).
29 minutes ago
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Show me a TD who will penalise you for giving your opps more information than they are entitled to.
9 hours ago
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You would hate playing against me!

Grumpy-2
8-12 hcp with 6 diamonds (can have a 4 card major)
OR
Balanced 23+
OR
Very Strong with 5+ hearts (may be single or 2-suited)

Grumpy-2
5-9 hcp with 6 hearts
OR
Balanced 20-22
OR
Very Strong with 5+ spades (may be single or 2-suited)

This is described on our CC, but the EBU format is 10000% better than the ACBL one.
www.bridgefirststeps.co.uk/Grumpy%20CLub.pdf



This type of bid is actually quite easy to defend against, start by passing then defend against the known quantity.
16 hours ago
Ian Grant edited this comment 15 hours ago
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If they cheated with one partner….
16 hours ago
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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.
Feb. 18
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-100 IS better than -110, and 1NT might score -120…
Its the -200 that worries me, rarely good news at matchpoints.
Feb. 18
Ian Grant edited this comment Feb. 18
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I think you need 2 over 1 as a constructive bid.
Feb. 18
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We play 12-14 and 18+, 2NT shows the balanced 15-17.
Feb. 18
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And get yourself a pp to boot…
Feb. 18
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My system notes are not (currently) online, but my EBU CC is. If this doesn't have enough detail just ask.
www.BridgeFirstSteps.co.uk/Grumpy%20Club.pdf
Feb. 18
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No.
Feb. 18
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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?
Feb. 18
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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.)
Feb. 18
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Some of us boycott Farcebook too.
Feb. 17
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Eek!

Changed my vote.
Feb. 17
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Voted assuming we were not vulnerable; would pass 2S at red.
Feb. 17
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Sadly one needs one's partner to like it also.
Feb. 17
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…as several BW members have commented in the past “clubs isn't a suit”…
Feb. 17
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If they have them…
Feb. 16
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I thought I was going to be on my own for a while there…

My thoughts are:

I have 2 as a forcing raise and 3 as a pre-emptive one; how many raises do I need for the rare event that I want to raise a possibly short club (and all the more likely to be short if I have length).

Every bid I make will be forcing so I don't need a general one.

If I need a stop I'm going to game so what's the rush?

So that leaves me with Michael's which I think is an excellent use of the bid. Last night I held this 6 AT8653 AJ942 T and bid 2S over my ops 1S overcall. Luckily it didn't matter that my partner forgot the system as the opps would have bid to 4 anyway (down 1 when we can make 4 but not 5).
Feb. 16
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