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Ian Grant
Ian Grant
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Member Since
Sept. 14, 2015
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5 hours ago
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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)

Natural 1D , 5 card majors, weak NT.

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

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United Kingdom

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Richard Fleet's bidding problem: AT3 AJ6 943 AQ73
Good partners are aware that we don't always have the perfect hand for our bid.
Opening 1NT with 4-5 touching suits and an unstopped doubleton
Stops (or the lack off) aren't a problem for opening 1NT, they are only a problem playing in NT contracts. You learn to worry less about stops when you play a weak NT...
Opening 1NT with 4-5 touching suits and an unstopped doubleton
"On a GF 2/1 you should be always able to describe your hand." Assuming you (like and) play 2/1 as GF; which I don't.
Opening 1NT with 4-5 touching suits and an unstopped doubleton
The other tricky shape is 5=2=2=4.
Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: 7 QJ5 AKQT973 Q3
These are the hands you dread playing a weak NT, if the spades are evenly distributed around the table then we are going for a bundle IF south is cute enough to pass. Please, please double with these hands!
Yuan Shen's bidding problem: A74 --- KQ9865 9643
..or your partner?
Ian Grant's bidding problem: AKQ84 AK82 AK9 2
They get discouraged.
Chris Derrick's bidding problem: A65 KJ7632 5 KT3
If 4NT was a good contract then partner would have bid 3 and not 4. I have no slam ambitions so 5 from me.
Ian Grant's bidding problem: AKQ84 AK82 AK9 2
Even though on a (really) bad day we might just make 7 tricks?
Chris Derrick's bidding problem: 4 A85 732 AQT632
On the other hand we might end up defending a spade contract on a hand that would otherwise have been passed out.
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