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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.

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United Kingdom

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Your UI ruling?
+210 N/S -500 E/W Not convinced that 4S is justified, 5D certainly isn't!
How does your local club manage Zero Tolerance?
I would strongly recommend that you have a disciplinary committee (DC) which is separate from the main committee (MC) and contains at least one qualified TD. The DC should meet occasionally to review all ZT cases and as required for an appeal. The DC should make recommendations to the MC ...
Hold on a minute
EBU directors get taught the same, If I TD a club game all I get is a free game worth 3 pounds sterling. Monthly rent on a 2BR apartment 500-900.
Hold on a minute
If only South saw the card then it wasn't 'exposed' so play should have continued as normal; South is entitled to know that East has the Q.
Ian Grant's bidding problem: JT642 Q943 86 63
Surely not...
Ulf Nilsson's bidding problem: KQJ64 64 7 AQ984
I play a split-range Michaels and this is in the middle.
How to play 3NT
I can imagine a layout where 3NT makes so I'm going to play it that way. (Hint: hearts).
Redoubling Isn't Rude
Not even Captain Numpty and his pet squirrel are going to play in 1NT if you double. Doubling lets them find a fit so you may not get to play in 4. Bidding 4 immediately gives up on an unlikely slam, but is your best shot at a ...
Redoubling Isn't Rude
Why mess about, just bid 4 immediately over 1NT.
1354 and 2353 minimum opener rebids
I don't open 11-13 hands with a spade shortage (unless I have 5 hearts or 6 diamonds).
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