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delayed raises are a *really* bad idea

#1 User is offline   goffster 

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Posted 2015-October-05, 18:01

http://tinyurl.com/oflsgxy

Although I should get to 6S anyway, robot should be getting active after my 3D call,
and not waiting until the bid is ineffective at best.
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Posted 2015-October-06, 07:52

View Postgoffster, on 2015-October-05, 18:01, said:

http://tinyurl.com/oflsgxy

Although I should get to 6S anyway, robot should be getting active after my 3D call,
and not waiting until the bid is ineffective at best.

At least it should be super excited after your 3S bid but I face that problem a lot even without competition- it will not value its hand more highly when it contains 2 aces and singleton or void in your case- after all it could often equally have AQ spades, KQ hearts and singleton club which is a lot worse for slam bidding- another great use of its 8421 points bidding tool + distribution that is chronically underutilised.
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Posted 2015-October-07, 03:39

heh, I was confused also, I thought the "delayed raise" refered to South bidding and it was the North robot that should have gotten active, but then I realised that South is a human and North's 3 bid is obvious.

But yes, I agree that 4 is a "retarded bid" in gwnn terminology.
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Posted 2015-October-09, 14:48

The book bid is 4 over 3. But it does a simulation and decides that passing may work better. In most of its simulated hands it doesn't make a difference, the opponents end up in the same contract either way. But in some, NS land in 4 with an inferior 4-3 heart fit when it passes, but bidding 4 helps them avoid that. About 70% of my simulations choose Pass.

But once NS have announced a real spade fit, it needs to show its good support.

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