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Ercan Cem
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Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.


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1M:2C, 2D showing a minimum
(I'd say starting with showing strength over semi-artificial two clubs is not a good idea; better to start with showing shape, and sort out strength later.)
Kit: Though what you say is not untrue, the same argument also applies to “South might have realized that the reason North did not control-bid five diamonds is that North lacks the ace of diamonds,” etc. It follows that five spades almost becomes an ace-asking bid; then why not use ...
Slamming as Balanced Responder after 2NT Opening
Responder has A-Q-sixth or K-Q-sixth in spades; he either needs three-card fit or the jack to confidently bid the grand.
Fantoni live on BBO
BBO never had such concerns.
In Response to Game-Try
I would have mentioned that also. In this instance, no special agreements.
In Response to Game-Try
If three clubs had any special meaning except natural game-invitation, I would have mentioned it.
ATP- Match Points
East (long spade hand) can find a lawyer defending his case; but no lawyer I know of would be willing to defend West.
@Michael I mostly agree with our analysis. Except the part where you say: [B]So two hearts is either a one-suiter with worry OUTSIDE of hearts OR (maybe) four-card clubs that wanted to bid three clubs next—as opposed to direct three clubs which we might want to depict five-card ...
@Michael: I am not necessarily arguing that three clubs is not forcing. But considering that after the partnership sequence, say, 1 - 1 - 1NT, people have a way to [B]invite[/B] in clubs (or diamonds) suggests that the case in discussion [B]may not be[/B] as certain ...
Whether or not three clubs is a better overall description, and partnership agreements aside, is it absolutely certain that three clubs is forcing? Obviously, two clubs would be non-forcing; so how does East invite with clubs and diamonds?
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