This blog provides supplementary thoughts and ideas to the site. If you haven't seen the main site, there is a lot there including the Martel and Rodwell interviews, photos, and articles. This blog is focused on advancing bridge theory by discussing the application of new ideas. All original content is copyright 2009 Glen Ashton.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Do you play splinters? Yes, every time my partner passes one.

A couple of links:

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Happy holidays everyone!

Monday, December 17, 2007

ETM Spry is now up:

A sister of ETM Storm, the framework is:

1C is 15+, but 18+ if 5+Hs (if 5+Ss too then 15+)
1D is 10-14 with 4Ss
1H is 10-17, either 10-14 with 4H, or 14-17 with 5+Hs, or 10-11 5Hs flat without 4Ss
1S is 10-14 with 5+Ss
1NT is (11) 12-14 balanced, can have 5Hs, but not 5Ss
2C and 2D show a 5 or longer minor, no four card major, 10-14
2H is 10-13 with 5+Hs but not 4+Ss
2S is 5-9 with 5+Ss
2NT is 20-21 balanced

The plug n' play systems all feature a variety of major suit raise structures and other innovative approaches (e.g. 1M-2m in Spry). Look them over to see if you like anything for your own systems - feel free to borrow and modify ideas.

This is my last plug n' play system for a while - the next project is a detailed midchart big heart system - this will take months.