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Ian Wilson
Ian Wilson
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Member Since
April 30, 2013
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about me

Likes: strong club systems, weak NT, canape. My favourite system is (therefore) Blue Club. Dislikes: 2/1 systems with their byzantine accretions of flying buttresses :)

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Created a Precision variant that I play with a few partners. Working out a system is always interesting.

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Prefer count in almost all situations. As Guido sayeth, "we may not be good enough to know whether to encourage or not; but we can usually tell whether we have an odd or an even number of a suit". Amen.

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Intolerant of rudeness and poor ethics. I tend to over-alert and over-explain, and bend over backwards to avoid using UI.

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Wish the ACBL would have simpler GCC rules. How can it be illegal to play Roman in 2013? Wish I could remember stuff well enough to play a relay system. Ambition: read and understand the rest of the chapters in Love :)

Bridge Information

ACBL Ranking
None
Copy of Basic Precision template
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Blue IP
Strong club; weak NT; 4-card majors; canape
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Paul & Ian 2/1
2 over 1 / no Bergen
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Ian & Joe 2/1 weak NT
2 over 1 / Weak NT
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Slam or Grand?
How many of your partners would really open 2 with 3 prime controls and a 6-card trump suit)? ;)
A GNT Debacle: Too Many Winners
There may be quite a few minimally eligible players (i.e. anyone qualified to play in the D22 GNT finals). Note also that this is one of the few events where the winners are paid prize money. Taken together, these probably make the decision about whether to augment, and if ...
Ian Wilson's bidding problem: 543 T AKJ9 KT982
Fixed, thanks RR.
Ian Wilson's bidding problem: 543 T AKJ9 KT982
Morning, guvnor! My original reason for publishing this problem was because At The Table, West's double was clearly PENALTY (at least, so it seemed to me). I wanted to establish what people would bid in the absence of UI to see what the most ethical bidding plan on my ...
Cool double dummy problem from Wednesday’s common game
Note: dealer W, both vul, MP. The bidding at our table was a little unusual: 1*(Precision)-1(lead direct??? :-))-X*(5-8 or any GF)- 1-p-p-2*(GF 5+)... final contract 4E. The defence failed to remove dummy's entries so partner made 6 on ...
Zero tolerance at club games (club directors' comments are appreciated)
A sequence such as 1-1N-2 in Blue Club requires an alert in ACBL territory. Doesn't this count as "conventional"?
Zero tolerance at club games (club directors' comments are appreciated)
I have seen this use of an amorphous 2 response several times by strong players in this part of the world. Its use disturbs me because I don't think that this is an occasional usage. Of course, the method is perfectly legal. But it is also conventional - in ...
Ian Wilson's bidding problem: 543 T AKJ9 KT982
Good question. I couldn't remember whether Unusual vs Unusual was on this CC (if so, 3 would be GF in clubs and 3 would be weaker). So 3 was something of a punt.
Bridge Bots
Michal's description applies to numerous pieces of live software; nothing seems particularly exceptional about BBO and the 'bots. I enjoy playing a robot individual now and then. It's better value and is more like "bridge" than, say, joining a table for a few hands used to be on ...
What do you say if anything?
I used to belong to the school of "don't mention it unless you suspect a system problem and you think it needs to be fixed before the next hand". Well, occasionally I would manage to keep my mouth shut. Recently I discovered that how the "advice" is proffered can ...
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