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Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.

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In Response to Game-Try
If three clubs had any special meaning except natural game-invitation, I would have mentioned it.
ATP- Match Points
East (long spade hand) can find a lawyer defending his case; but no lawyer I know of would be willing to defend West.
ATB
@Michael I mostly agree with our analysis. Except the part where you say: [B]So two hearts is either a one-suiter with worry OUTSIDE of hearts OR (maybe) four-card clubs that wanted to bid three clubs next—as opposed to direct three clubs which we might want to depict five-card ...
ATB
@Michael: I am not necessarily arguing that three clubs is not forcing. But considering that after the partnership sequence, say, 1 - 1 - 1NT, people have a way to [B]invite[/B] in clubs (or diamonds) suggests that the case in discussion [B]may not be[/B] as certain ...
ATB
Whether or not three clubs is a better overall description, and partnership agreements aside, is it absolutely certain that three clubs is forcing? Obviously, two clubs would be non-forcing; so how does East invite with clubs and diamonds?
ATB
With that, West would bid two notrump over two hearts.
New suit forcing after overcall or not?
I believe this overall problem is not simply a matter of agreement, but rather of logic and science. As Michael Lawrence said in his book, once the opponents opened the bidding, our first concern is to find a playable part-score, rather than being able to bid the games—if there ...
A Series of Polls (Part 1)
While conducting this poll, I was almost certain that except the few outcasts none would opine for non-forcing. (1) Because a typical responder would deliver 5-6-plus, a typical strong jump-shift would be (can be) roughly defined as a hand with an equivalent of 19-plus. (So 19-plus bit is not an ...
Are Reverses “Off” in a 2/1 auction?
What you say is not bridge logic at all. It is definition. Here, bridge logic means in classic reverse situations, one is virtually forced to play that the reverse shows extras. In the given auction, that is not the case.
Are Reverses “Off” in a 2/1 auction?
The theory is that if opener rebids a suit at the three level (for example, one heart - two diamonds - three clubs, he show extras because he gobbled up bidding space. This is not the case when opener rebids two spades in the given auction. So whoever says that opener's ...
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