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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.

Country
United Kingdom

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Best use for artificial 2NT opening
OK in EBU but WBF brown sticker. We play 2NT is normal pre-empt in clubs or a 'constructive' pre-empt in one of the other suits (2 of AKQ, outside entry if missing ace, can have some extras, good for 6 tricks opposite a small doubleton). 3C is constructive, 3D, 3H ...
Best use for artificial 2NT opening
Usually these sort of bids must have an anchor suit to be legal.
Attracting New Bridge Players
In EBU land we have a worrying trend in that Seniors Congresses are flourishing at the expense of the Open ones. The seniors seem to not want to play against us youngsters and as a result are slowly killing the game off. I'm pretty sure that green points (EBU ...
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HCP + spades (Pearson points) > 14 We use this popular 4th seat test in all seats for 1 and 1 openings. (Note that one option of our multi 2 opening is 8-12 hcp with 6 diamonds). Has some interesting and subtle effects on your auctions, our results definitely ...
Attracting New Bridge Players
Bumblepuppy makes it sound like a game for 3 year olds, so not a good start.
A difficult ruling?
Ok so east thinks north has KTxx, wtp?
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Trust me, at least one of us doesn't; mind you, I am a 'nobody' so you could be right.
Two Discards and In What Order?
I'm going to throw 8S and 8D.
Ruling
Paul: a 'constructive' 2H with stiff A and 12 losers? I'm passing a natural 2 without blinking.
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If I had that in my armoury then I too would open 2.
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