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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)

Natural 1D , 5 card majors, weak NT.

Multi 2C, 2D and 2NT opening bids, Ekren-style 2H, normal weak 2S.

See website for EBU convention card.

United Kingdom

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Are you "allowed to know"?
My interpretation of Mike's '5-6' is more likely than '6-5' is that 'always' applies in this case. I.E. partnership understanding with 5H+6C is that 1 is the normal opening bid. It looks as though Steve Chen is on the same page.
Are you "allowed to know"?
Why not Tom? See the Blue Book ref I cited.
Are you "allowed to know"?
I didn't see in the OP where it said that the 1 opening was alerted, I believe it would need to be if you can have longer clubs. Ref: EBU Blue Book 4H2(b)
What are your responses if playing Ogust?
Most players who use Ogust play it opposite any weak 2 opener, which seems quite odd to me because our goals are different. Opposite 2/ we are usually looking for a major suit game/slam so are interested in suit quality and playing strength. Ogust fits the bill ...
Are you "allowed to know"?
Luckily for me we open 1 with 6C+5H so I think I can still give preference to hearts (and maybe even bid 3 if I dislike both of partner's suits). Passing 3 is only an LA if you play canape or hafve longer clubs than ...
What are your responses if playing Ogust?
Good hand: 8 losers But see below
What are your responses if playing Ogust?
So you never have a good hand with a good suit,,..
Are you "allowed to know"?
Mike: is why partner did what they did relevent? Partner has passed our forcing bid, isn't it more likely that this was a mistake? I know I've done it.
Are you "allowed to know"?
I believe you are correct Steve, however, partner's pass is inconsistent with that. I suspect that treating partner's pass as an aberation is the way to go (since we have no AI about whether partner alerted or not). This gets us back to where Kit is.
Are you "allowed to know"?
Except that many would open 1 with 6C and 5H.

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