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Ian Grant
Ian Grant
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Member Since
Sept. 14, 2015
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9 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
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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It's Bridge Jim, but...
I suspect I messed up rotating the hand to make my hand South. :-(
It's Bridge Jim, but...
Corrected, thanks
It's Bridge Jim, but...
One has to be careful how one describes the actions of one's Mrs. I can't complain, I think I once said "all you need to overcall 1/ with 1 is 5 spades and a pulse..."
A New Ethics?
If you don't abide by the laws then you ain't playing Bridge. I've often wondered why we even have 'Seniors' events these days since they simply exclude about 5% of the Bridge playing populace. The number of masterpoints awarded for a restricted entry event also concerns me ...
It's Bridge Jim, but...
Even ruder would have been asking our teammates how they got into such an awful contract.... I don't think I know them well enough to do that! :-)
Something unusual enough?
I believe that the EBU regs that you don't alert above 3NT unless the bid is highly unusual.
Something unusual enough?
Unlikely that I will ever play with screens; we don't have delayed alerts in EBUland.
Something unusual enough?
For info: 2 is one of: 6 diamonds with 8-12 hcp (can have 4cM) Balanced 23+ 4 loser hand with 5+ hearts; single suited or 2-suited (at least 5-5).
Something unusual ...
Having discussed this with my partner I changed my vote to UNT.
Who's crazy ?
My mind is playing tricks, first thought is why can I see the west hand and be asked to work out what south should bid? Then I see I'm being asked what I think about East's overcall... So either I'm crazy or everyone else is (what I ...
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