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All comments by Jordan Lampe
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I'm not sure I understand what “2=Support” means. You mean your X showed 3 card support? or 2 showed diamond support? Or what?
Feb. 16, 2017
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@Neal: in the problem they are studying (bidding without competition) there's no need for weak opening bids.
Feb. 8, 2017
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We don't have to speculate, someone has already done it: check table 7 in https://arxiv.org/abs/1607.03290 . It looks fairly random and inefficient use of bidding space, although it seems to have stumbled into transfer openings.
Feb. 7, 2017
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Could LHO be psyching?
Feb. 2, 2017
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I don't know how hard it is to put in a few specific cards. Apparently it was too hard for the OP.
Feb. 1, 2017
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My rule is that x's can never win a trick unless everyone else is out.
Jan. 31, 2017
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So partner has something like Qxx or QJx of spades and probably a diamond card, and it looks like 9 tricks will be easy and 12 nearly impossible.
Jan. 31, 2017
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How does Responder show a double negative in your system?
Jan. 31, 2017
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When I was but a young beginner, I was taught that with 6-9 points, insufficient support to raise Opener's suit, but no suit to bid at the 1 level, that I was supposed to bid 1NT.
Jan. 30, 2017
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If 2 is “not GF” and 2NT shows stoppers in the majors, shouldn't 3 be NF showing a 10-12 minimum without a club stopper? I grant the club stopper is looking dodgy, especially after partner has wrong-sided NT for us, but I don't see how that hand is anything like a minimum.
Jan. 27, 2017
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What do you bid after the inevitable 1?
Jan. 26, 2017
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I don't understand one of the bullet points: “If the opening bid is 1 or 1, it gets one extra dot.” Doesn't that mean any system at all gets 2 dots to start with?
Jan. 26, 2017
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If 3 is ‘top of the range’ then presumably 3 or 3 can show bottom and middle. Why you would play this way is unclear, but one certainly could play that way.
Jan. 25, 2017
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Why not? Doesn't East have a 4 loser hand needing only a couple of cards in West's hand to make slam?
Jan. 17, 2017
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Aren't the people bidding 3 over 1 directly worried about missing a good slam?
Jan. 17, 2017
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If 2NT is my “slow down” bid, that's my choice. If Partner bids 3 (showing not quite a jump shift), then I settle for game in 3NT. If Partner bids 3NT or something else that says he wants to be in game opposite my 6 count, then I try for slam.
Jan. 17, 2017
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No, but an X does promise both majors, and I only have one of them.
Jan. 17, 2017
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And the computer program that can ask intelligent questions and make inferences from non-standard conventions (3 opening showing or + anyone?) is even harder.
Jan. 13, 2017
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So the definition of “natural bid” is the director goes around and takes a poll of players' opinions, just like in UI cases?
Jan. 7, 2017
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