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Suggestion for GIB issue Play highest affordable card?

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Posted 2019-March-15, 00:34

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The situation after trick 8 was

I (South) led 3, dummy played J and North played 8 instead of Q. Result: -3 doubled instead of -4 doubled.

This post is not about the so-called stupid play by North. As South, I defended it very badly as well. The GIB's play begins to make sense because from North's perspective all plays are equal; it expects me to hold 43 2 JX and declarer to hold KQ84 X.

My suggestion is simply whether GIB can be trained to play the highest affordable card when it knows all plays are equal. Here the play of Q is zero cost if the layout is as the North GIB expects it to be but with positive payoff if I really held a doubleton . This becomes especially relevant when partner may have been squeezed for options in the bidding due to the opening preempt by opponent.
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Posted 2019-March-15, 00:36

PS: This was Board 2 of the "Free Daylong tournament (MP) - 2019-03-14"
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Posted 2019-March-15, 12:41

I see no point in trying to invent a reason to give credit to GIB for making a hopeless blunder.
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