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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.

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United Kingdom

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Is 2!H forcing?
How? 4?
Is 2!H forcing?
Because playing Bromad you don't have a natural, forcing 2 or 3 bid after the double. Do you really want to have to bid 3 after a XX to force?
Is 2!H forcing?
Deleted, garbage.
Is 2!H forcing?
Opener has limited their hand, they passed the redouble; with a strong hand it makes more sense to bid on before the opps swallow up your bidding space or find a fit to sac.
I'm baffled
Don't the EBU BB@B rules require you to greet your opps? ( or, at least, strongly encourage you to do so).
I'm baffled
Show me a TD who will penalise you for giving your opps more information than they are entitled to.
I'm baffled
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 ...
Big congrats to Erik Sælensminde and his partner Morten Olsen
If they cheated with one partner....
Assign the blame
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.
Why I suck at matchpoints
-100 IS better than -110, and 1NT might score -120... Its the -200 that worries me, rarely good news at matchpoints.
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