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Ercan Cem
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Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.

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The Setting Trick Episode 16: Steve Weinstein
Yes, thank you.
The Setting Trick Episode 16: Steve Weinstein
I wish we could download the episodes.
Best use of jump shifts?
Yes, strong jump-shifts are too infrequent. But I disagree that they are otherwise difficult to handle; in a well-established 2/1 system, they should be manageable. Weak jump-shifts are both rare and prone to undisciplined actions (that, in time, people start to include more and more unsuitable hands into weak ...
1M:2C, 2D showing a minimum
(I'd say starting with showing strength over semi-artificial two clubs is not a good idea; better to start with showing shape, and sort out strength later.)
ATB
Kit: Though what you say is not untrue, the same argument also applies to “South might have realized that the reason North did not control-bid five diamonds is that North lacks the ace of diamonds,” etc. It follows that five spades almost becomes an ace-asking bid; then why not use ...
Slamming as Balanced Responder after 2NT Opening
Responder has A-Q-sixth or K-Q-sixth in spades; he either needs three-card fit or the jack to confidently bid the grand.
Fantoni live on BBO
BBO never had such concerns.
In Response to Game-Try
I would have mentioned that also. In this instance, no special agreements.
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.
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