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#1 User is offline   helene_t 

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Posted 2018-November-09, 03:11

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Posted 2018-November-09, 07:39

It's a pig of a hand to bid even without robots...
I would have more sympathy with 5 by South than by North.
But yes, the 1-card explanation of what is presumably a control-bid is bizarre.
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Posted 2018-November-09, 15:46

5 is a 2 way bid. When the screen doesn't flicker, it is a splinter bid. When the screen flickers, it shows a long suit. You probably didn't notice the flicker.

In the next version of GIB, there will be a chyron that scrolls across the screen says "Just kidding" when the actual hand is actually the opposite of the description.
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Posted 2018-November-09, 16:44

That 5 splinter has popped up before: http://www.bridgebas...-4-cds-in-suit/

No idea what the real description is meant to be.
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Posted 2018-November-09, 17:51

Always these improper high level jumps! Why can't GIBiot just bid 4 rather than 5?

Or as I prefer 2 the first time and later support ?
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Posted 2018-November-09, 19:01

View Postneilkaz, on 2018-November-09, 17:51, said:

Always these improper high level jumps! Why can't GIBiot just bid 4 rather than 5?

Or as I prefer 2 the first time and later support ?

Maybe 4 would be a cue bid while 5 would be a suggestion to play? Obviously not consistent with the explanation but I think it would make some sense. 5 could also be exclusion but GIB doesn't play that.
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Posted 2018-November-09, 19:25

View Posthelene_t, on 2018-November-09, 19:01, said:

Maybe 4 would be a cue bid while 5 would be a suggestion to play?


Suggested spot to play?! Gib wouldn't even bid 2 Why would it suggest now to play in 5 rather than 5?
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