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Ercan Cem
Ercan Cem
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Oct. 16, 2010
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Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.

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What does this bid mean?
Rather, not bidding three diamonds with that holding is unacceptable.
Showing spades after 1m (1!H)
In that structure, what is 1NT (I guess natural), 2C, 2D, and 2S?
Preference on how to treat this hand?
I am willing to bet that in an expert field, only few, if at all, would embarrass themselves by not opening with one notrump.
What Is Partner Showing?
After the partnership sequence one minor — one major, there are hands that opener would like to raise to three, but bids two because it would be a bit of a stretch. This two spades is that two spades.
Assess the Blame: getting to 6!C
@Craig, “control-bid” was just a general remark. North should have done [i]something[/i].
Ethical or not?
I remember a similar story of a top player (Barry Crane? Vic Mitchell? I am not sure.) who bid 7NT (could be 6NT) to get a zero for a similar reason and then went on to win the tournament. Those who claim that the suggested behavior is unethical, should first ...
Dear WBF President
John, what is much more disturbing and worrisome is that bridge federations, including EBL, seem to be okay with all of these. The Italian president guardianangels his countrymen, and they don't even react.
Assess the Blame: getting to 6!C
They both get the blame. South should have appreciated that even a wasted spade queen with nothing in diamonds will prove useful if the opponents lead a spade. And what did stop North from bidding a non-committing four diamonds with his pure values? (Assuming that is a control-bid.)
Anti-Doping Violation by Geir Helgemo results in Team Zimmerman disqualification from Orlando Rosenblum Cup
Interesting that WBF acts in sloooooow-motion (as in not acting at all) against real cheaters like Fantoni-Nunes & Co., and still have them on their ranking list. And when it comes to controversial rulings, they are lightning fast.
Is it my choice?
Four spades would be so outrageous that unless one of the opponents has a clear double, they may refrain from doubling thinking that you have an extreme hand and actually trying to get doubled before taking eleven tricks.
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