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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) 1!C (11+hcp, no better bid)

Natural 1!D, 5 card majors, weak NT.

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

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Alertable or not?
When in doubt, check the regs. If still unsure check with someone you trust to give you a sensible reply. Willy-nilly alerting is not the answer. Some players on BCL alert weak 2 openings (wrongly); this leads to some opps thinking our Ekren-style 2 opening is simply a weak ...
Alertable or not?
My feeling is that the redouble would not require an alert in EBUland, it's effectively a t/o redouble which isn't that unusual.
Critique this convention
@Dave: it was the showing of the useless doubleton I thought odd; great if it keeps you out of 3NT but only if the opps are leading that suit... 2 as range ask/minor suit t/o is very popular here. We teach it to our beginners and its ...
Tough Break
Critique this convention
Not interested in stopping at the 2-level; but do want to be able to play in 3m opposite a 1NT opener.
Critique this convention
So its a lead-directing method for the opps?
Critique this convention
In the UK McKendrick is quite common; this uses 1NT-2 as a range ask (2NT min, 3 max) but responder can also use it as a weak takeout to a minor (not invitational). We have amended it (GEM = Grumpy Extended McKendrick) so that we can only use it ...
Usual Kokish sequemce
So what's wrong with 2C-2D-2H-4NT as a 2 way bid A) rkcb for hearts if opener has hearts B) quant if opener is balanced
Alertable or not?
I don't think it's unusual; shows a hand that wants to compete but doesn't have primary heart support or a biddable suit of their own.
It's Bridge Jim, but...
I suspect I messed up rotating the hand to make my hand South. :-(
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