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My Contribution to the Bidding Theory (at least for BBO bots)

Many years ago in a match I held third seat to speak 5332 12 HCP with five to the eight or so and three . I decided to open one Polish , which worked quite well. Since it is common in Poland to describe a hand 'I had a strong  on ,' my bid immediately was dubbed 'a weak  on .' Recently I have extended this approach to best hand bot tourneys on BBO. Say, you hold 10 to bad 12 HCP with 3-4 card minor and 5 and 3-4 card majors. You know that the game is very unlikely and the major concern is not only landing in the best partial but plainly scoring on your side. Open 1m. Over 1M opening you are kinda stuck, especially with 54. Bidding or passing over forcing 1N is a lottery. You apparently raise a response in your five-card major and may strongly consider passing a response in your four-card one. You always pass a response in your three-card major since 2N by the responder would make you really unhappy. This approach may be called a little minor or ultracanapé. Here comes an example how it works in the best case scenario

West
QJ98
7
A9852
K94
North
K1064
J8
KQJ10
1052
East
53
AQ1094
764
QJ6
South
A72
K6532
3
A873
W
N
E
S
1
1
1
2
X
P
P
P
D
2X West
NS: 0 EW: 0

+500 was nice since you have to play a bit to bring home a one-level partial. Note also that over 1 bot would stay quiet. It is apparent this approach is anti-field, so an occasional zero awaits.

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