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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.

United Kingdom

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Do You Count Your Cards?
Richard: you need to get out more! Giles: it looks as though you caught at least one. :-)
Time to simplify the laws?
My biggest regret about my last ever Gold Cup match is that because I was ill prepared I missed a great opportunity. I've always wanted to find the time to read War and Peace.
Do You Count Your Cards?
..or having 5 minutes spare to apologise to partner for the avg- and a PP...
Time to simplify the laws?
How about "take as long as you want to BID, but you must make a BID".
Time to simplify the laws?
Its hard to pin someone for hesitation when you are worried that they might have passed away.
Kida- A Double Dummy App
This looks much better, I've now got an Xmas present for my students! Thanks Amaresh.
Kida- A Double Dummy App
Ok thanks, I'll give it a go.
Time to simplify the laws?
I don't believe you would give up, I think you would speed up. Slow play puts a lot of players off including me. I no longer take part in inter-club competitions (Nicko, Gold Cup, Crockfords) because they are not time regulated and some players just extract the urine. I ...
Time to simplify the laws?
I originally put 'for a subset of infractions' but for some reason which now escapes me I took 'subset' out.
What's your plan
West held: : AQ85 : K72 : T8752 : T and I went 1 down for 17%. 12 out of 18 made 3NT all helped out by the 'defense'; 4 of them getting a spade lead. Some failed to cover the Q, or when declarer played low from dummy to ...

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