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I was in Germany when I heard a Japanese couple talking to an apple vendor in Japanese, which he responded in. I also addressed the apple vendor in Japanese, and he responded in English. I continued in Japanese, he continued in English. The apple was delicious.
June 24
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I don't believe there is an expert standard. I like to use this bid to differentiate between quantitative NT invites - I use 4N as go with a max, and 4 as go on any excuse.

While a 6N response is expected for a clear accept in either case, marginal hands can bid 5suit with 4 card suits with 2 of the top 4 honors, or 6suit with a good five or 6 card suit to try and suggest a different strain. If we bid 5suit, we can stop in 5N if no fit is found.
June 24
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If I go for a number, its just another 0, not the whole match.
June 24
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I don't have hard/fast rules - basically do it if you think 2M will simplify the auction. But those circumstances are basically when I have a low doubleton sometimes, or when I have a singleton/void and a minimum hand almost always.
June 22
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I play it as invitational opposite the top of partner's range, whatever that may look like. Points don't play into it, tricks do.
June 22
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Good. It was irresponsible and idiotic to hold tournaments catering to people at elevated risk in this environment. I'm impressed that the ACBL was proactive in this.
June 17
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I assumed from the title that this was going to be a political post, soon to be Eugened out of existence (or does Hung out of existence work better? I debated, but since hung is already an action verb, I thought it potentially more confusing at the trade-off of being pithier).
June 15
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Surely bidding 2H give opponents more room to maneuver and avoid mistakes, you mean, right? You are giving them lebensohl and a cue below game both to assist.
June 15
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17-18 balanced, 2 cards in major. In context of limited openings and 1M-2D showing a 3+ card invitational+ raise.
June 14
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when I see it, its lacking the club ace, not a club control.
June 10
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I have no entries. Partner might for a wide-ranging 3rd seat preempt. I'll try and set up his suit.
June 9
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Playing with a real partner, I'd bid on with 5D. With a robot, I pass. pure guess, but robots will not understand that I need a club control.
June 9
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I considered the possibility, but thought partner might double with both unbid suits.
June 9
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David, I suspect I was right to guess GTO=Game Theory Optimal, since it makes sense in context, and a quick google finds that it is used in theoretical poker discussions (among other applications), which is another game that I believe that Justin has dabbled in. I don't have a good guess at N.E., mostly because you did not give enough context for me, at least. New Expression doesn't quite fit, and that was the best I could come up with in the 10 seconds I cared.
June 8
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GTO = Game Theory Optimal?
June 8
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K of clubs allows partner to make a suit preference play, theoretically, and caters to a stiff club, which since everyone is bidding like maniacs, is a distinct possibility. Its not like the heart tricks are going away if they are there.
June 5
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0-9 is still 10
June 4
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would you be comfortable with a mere 3 over 2? Wouldn't you possibly make that same bid with some 4-2-3-4 9 count (you can slightly adjust it to whatever you would make the bid with, if not, but my point remains that this is a much better than a minimum correction)
June 3
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I'm devaluing the spade honors. If you ruff with the QT, they aren't that all that much better than the 32.
June 3
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I'd want to be at the table to see the tempo of these plays.
June 2
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