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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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A "strong" 2C ruling in SB's favour
Isn't it normal to get recompensed for misinformation? They described the bid as showing a strong hand; which it clearly isn't according to the relevent definition of strong. If you think it is a 'strong' hand then tell me how many tricks you expect to make in a ...
A "strong" 2C ruling in SB's favour
This is NOT regulating what you may have; its regulating how you describe what you may have.
A "strong" 2C ruling in SB's favour
The problem is NOT that you are prevented from opening 2 with this hand (of course you can), it is one of disclosure. Simply describe it as "intermediate to strong" and I believe you will be just fine.
A "strong" 2C ruling in SB's favour
Paul: it seems highly unlikely that one could construct a simple regulation that will cover all eventualities; particularly where freak hands are concerned. If you have a suggestion then I'm sure we would all like to hear it.
A "strong" 2C ruling in SB's favour
3NT for me.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
I would have no problem with that.
A "strong" 2C ruling in SB's favour
I flagged this post because I think it is unacceptable (and unhelpful) to label the TDs as 'pigs'.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
Hi Ed, have you not been following Paul Lamford's thread?
A "strong" 2C ruling in SB's favour
I don't like the rule, but breaking it is not the answer. Best way to get the rule changed is to publish the hand afterwards as a bidding poll. Once we get enough examples we can lobby for a rule change. Our first challenge will be to define a ...

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