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Of course not only that, you've already covered the rest in your first comment.
Aug. 14, 2018
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Sorry if you get annoyed, but 6 shows an odd number of KCs, as noted in the OP.
Aug. 14, 2018
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There is one missing KC. Why is it so hard to give it to pard?
Aug. 14, 2018
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None Steve. Probably you're transferring me to another pair!
Aug. 14, 2018
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The number of KCs is correct (as for a puzzle maven)…
Aug. 14, 2018
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Without seeing your hand, that might be (though a very rare distribution); but, looking at your hand, what is your partner's KC?
Aug. 14, 2018
Okan Zabunoglu edited this comment Aug. 14, 2018
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In that case, pard would bid 3, and say 4 to your 3NT (asking I suppose); and you would bid 4NT. How would you take his/her 6 as a reply to that?
Aug. 14, 2018
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That's certainly correct Steve; however, you didn't answer the question.
Aug. 14, 2018
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I was the South, and you are right!
Aug. 14, 2018
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You're right, the system is not explained sufficiently. I thought that to define the splinter as “at most nearly opening values” would be enough. It's 2/1 FG.
Aug. 14, 2018
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I've noted the agreement above. According to that, how would you interpret 6♣?
I am not sure about the minimum requirements for a splinter. I guess it'd be very much dependent on the distribution and/or your partnership tolerance!
Aug. 14, 2018
Okan Zabunoglu edited this comment Aug. 14, 2018
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I've noted the agreement above. According to that, how would you interpret 6?
Aug. 14, 2018
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deleted, for now
Aug. 14, 2018
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That's why I called it “out of shape”, compared to the classical. The reason may be to show opening values with at least three cards in the other suits.
Aug. 10, 2018
Okan Zabunoglu edited this comment Aug. 10, 2018
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Well, another reason is that takeout doubles have also evolved into being out of shape. A takeout double of 1 can be on 3-3-3-4 or 4-4-3-2 or even (for some) 4-4-2-3…
Aug. 9, 2018
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Just some HCP with which one wouldn't like to (or cannot afford to) pass and has no proper bid. Distributions like 3-3-4-3, 3-3-3-4, 2-3-4-4, 3-2-4-4 are probable. It can carry a 4-card suit or a bad 4-card suit…
Aug. 9, 2018
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Right, I've missed that.
In that case, 5-2 (two small in E in addition to A) yields 47.73 %, and 6-1 31.82 %.
And the ratio 31.82/47.73 is exactly equal to 70/105.

NOTE: The ratio of the results above I initially got from the calculator, 27.97/41.96 also gives the same number, although they are not correct as absolute values.
Aug. 8, 2018
Okan Zabunoglu edited this comment Aug. 8, 2018
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Agreed.
Aug. 8, 2018
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I wish I could live long enough to see an international bridge event get organized (even in a tent) in an independent Syrian Republic.
Aug. 6, 2018
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Here is another photo of a probable playing area, where the National Pairs Event was held in 2017 and 2018 (the Ephesus Convention Center in Kuşadası-Aydın).

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Aug. 5, 2018
Okan Zabunoglu edited this comment Aug. 5, 2018
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