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I get a feeling of complexity.

What if the question was “Does a bid other than 2 deny 4 spades?”. Apparently not. Maybe the strength of the suit is involved.

I have the impression that responders 2m may or may not include 4 spades. I've seen auctions that work just fine for responder to bid 1 even with a 5 card minor. Depending on suit and hand strength.

Responder's 2 bid may be different than his 2 bid and may or may not include heart support.
2 hours ago
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I think we have problems bigger than partner, if we have a need to steal in here.
18 hours ago
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Somehow an important tool got misused if you were off 2 aces.
Dec. 16
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Surfing Utube around Dec 7 was almost traumatic when I saw those first 2 chess games.
It made me think of position, timing, and incidental tactics thrown in to destroy the concept of point values for pieces, kind of like distribution destroying hcp.

I read somewhere alphazero played 44 million games against itself.
And Stockfish looking at 70 million positions per sec. vs AZ doing only 80,000 per sec. Could it be just a better algorithm?

Apparently Stockfish doesn't learn well enough after it gets killed in the queens indian defense, and turns around and gets killed again doing almost the same thing.

I think computer bridge is about like computer chess was around 1985. Will there be a motivation to improve it?
Dec. 15
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It's nice to have a bid like 2 mean my hand is so bad, I probably shouldn't have even bid 1. Now opener knows whatever he does next might be the end of the auction.
Dec. 15
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I'm probably 2/1 oriented.
I like to have space using jumps like 1 to 3 be very limited and not necessarily 3 only.
Let's suppose on this hand I only had 4 spades and partner jumps to 3 on a 3 card suit, now I get to bid 4. Wishing I had some of that room back.

Also after a reverse,
1c 1s
2d 2s
2n 3c,
3 is still forcing 1 round.
Dec. 15
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I like both comments.

But maybe this could be a partnership thing, if both partners are aware of temporizing reverses with <4 diamonds and =3 spades.
Dec. 15
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Leading diamonds seems humorous with this suit and the rest of my hand. But it fits the logic in this auction so well. And I've seen the 4th round of suits like this be the killing defense.
Dec. 15
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For once opposite a reverse I've got so much to show!!
So I have to calm down and show 5+ spades first because anything else denies it.
Then I can get excited for the rest of the auction. But why does that NF instead of unlimited have to be a damper on my enthusiasm?

I want to raise both partner's suits and get in a splinter in hearts!! Will the coming auction allow me to get everything in?
What if 2 was an impossible negative?
Or 3 was a splinter?
Or I raise clubs now and the rest of the auction worked out?
Dec. 15
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Bobby Goldman did a lot of documentation for Dallas Aces agreements. The jump to game could have opening bid hcp values.
On this hand 4 is like a mixed raise. Maybe it simplifies this mtchpt auction.
Dec. 14
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A singleton, an A and K in sides suits is way too much for some people. I've seen it work well to have that agreement. But then you have other agreements.

When I don't, I'm going to make an Aces Scientific game bid.
Dec. 14
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It takes way too much to force all those values in my short suits and none in my long suit to make this hand be worth any optimism.
Dec. 14
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The edge of risk can be so close to reward.
Dec. 12
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I thought just bidding 7 would be the simplest straightforward move.
Dec. 12
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If we don't have 3/4 spade tricks, let's not even lead 1.
Rather than lead a top one and find out we lost a tempo by not leading something else.
Dec. 10
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Partner's chirp was so far away from the 5 level, you can barely see it back down there. If nobody has told you yet. You're not Superman.
Dec. 10
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Partnerships should not have rules that infringe on judgment. It might be a bone of discord after hands like this.
Dec. 10
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you don't have to mention more than 1 card when you say you missorted. It's very important for me to get something done earlier rather than later. It's not like this hand doesn't have convertible compensation and considerations. I don't mind if nobody bids hearts.
Dec. 10
Gregory Nowak edited this comment Dec. 10
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That comment about side controls is only mentioned in post mortems.
You don't hear about it all the other times when it doesn't make any difference.
Dec. 10
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What affects you more? The hands that are presented or people's comments about them?
Dec. 9
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