Brian bmeadows666 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 17 15:20:55 CEST 2012

On 09/17/2012 08:38 AM, Alain Gottcheiner wrote:
> I beg to disagree with the latter. An artificial bid isn't the same as
> a special partnership understanding, and this will have some impact on
> L25 and others. For example, playing nonforcing new suit responses (as
> they are played in some relay systems) is a very special partnership
> understanding, but they are by no means artificial. Within L25 frame,
> I would want them t be characterized as the former only.

Or, for a possibly more common example, try the combination of 
HCP-showing doubles and negative free bids. There's no way whatsoever 
that the negative free bid can sensibly be described as artificial, as 
it's basically to play.


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