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4NT. Two places to play.
April 29
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At least 10 hcp without tricks in diamonds. Let's see where to play now.
March 16, 2017
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I think that in any case it is better to bid with 100% confidence than to take risks. What if switch K with A in N/S hands. Now what North can do?
Nov. 14, 2016
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6 shows odd KC. Perhaps the example confuses some people but without the “turbo gadget” how North should proceeded after 5 with 5 losers and all keycards? Don't forget that X over 3 did not promise hearts for sure and 5 or 6 by North would have been natural and not cues.
Nov. 13, 2016
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There's a special chapter in the attached paper for the trump queen. Anyone who has dealt with TURBO knows that finding the trump queen is the “Achilles' heel” of the convention. That's why “Big Bang” use TURBO only when a minor set as trumps.
Nov. 13, 2016
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But exactly that was the point!!! To use the same mechanism also for 5NT (even keycards) when the available bidding space does not allow any other bid.
Nov. 13, 2016
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Thank you for your positive comments and I expect that also Fantoni-Nunes will thank you for your suggestions to improve their bidding methods.
Nov. 13, 2016
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Turbo does not apply when you avoid cues and jump from 3-level to 4NT. Please specify the example(s) where the auction is inconsistent with theory.
Nov. 13, 2016
Georgios Loussis edited this comment Nov. 13, 2016
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I tried to emphasize that 5 shows some values. Cannot be a bare minimum. The matter is how much strong to risk a grand.
Nov. 12, 2016
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Thomas I'm Greek and “rhetorical” is a Greek word you know. I know very well what's the meaning believe me :). I 've already given an answer but I think that we should not even think to justify A/W for what they did. First place belongs to B/C.
Sept. 23, 2016
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I think this is a “rhetorical” poll, isn't ?
Sept. 23, 2016
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Richard, you should be able to create a forcing pass situation some how otherwise you will never get away with preempts.
Sept. 18, 2016
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With a competitive hand with or without long diamonds I would double 2 as negative. With AKQxxx and nothing more I would double and bid them up to the 4 level. In that case pass over 4 is not forcing.
Sept. 18, 2016
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With just game force values a 5m sign-off would be enough. 4NT shows slam prospects in a minor with 2nd round control in spades.
With 1st round control responder would pass-not applicable here- (forcing pass situation has been activated by 3 previously) and later bid 4NT over opener's double (pass and pull principle)
Double would show slam prospects without control in spades.
After that any bid beyond 5 by responder is a grand slam try.
Sept. 18, 2016
Georgios Loussis edited this comment Sept. 19, 2016
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Game values, balanced or semi-balanced hand with 2 or 3 cards in (Not a 64 or 55 hand).
Sept. 17, 2016
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You are right about the 3-tricks matter. Sometimes it's hard to see the obvious.
Sept. 8, 2016
Georgios Loussis edited this comment Sept. 8, 2016
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☺ let's see:
4 tricks when (7 cards distributed 43 with 10 right=62,2÷2=31,1%)+(7 cards distributed 52 with 10 doubleton right=30,5×(6÷21)÷2=4,36%)+(singleton 10 right=6,8÷7÷2=0,5) ~ 36%
3 tricks when (7 cards distributed 43 with 10 right=62,2÷2=31,1%)+(7 cards distributed 52 with 10 right=30,5÷2=15,2%)+(singleton 10 right=6,8÷7÷2=0,5)+(7 cards distributed 70 0,5÷2=0,25) ~ 47%

All above assuming finesse the 9
Sept. 7, 2016
Georgios Loussis edited this comment Sept. 8, 2016
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Small to 9 is approx. 45% for 3 tricks. To find 10 singleton, doubleton or tripleton is less than 40%
Sept. 7, 2016
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Most problems are solved playing “reversed” lebensohl. Over X 2NT is forcing (not necessarily game forcing) asks aggressor to describe his hand. Any bid at 3 level (except cue) is natural 4+ cards and less than 8 good hcp.
Sept. 4, 2016
Georgios Loussis edited this comment Sept. 4, 2016
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