System Summary Form, 2017 USBC

Team: Diamond Last Updated Mar 29, 2017 at 21:50
Players: Geoff Hampson - Eric Greco

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Bids that Require Advance Preparation

1D-2H: less than invitational w/5 Ss and 4 or 5 Hs
1D-2S: exactly invitational w/5 Ss and 4 or 5 Hs
1D-3C: less than INV w/ (5+,4+)m
nonforcing freebids at 2-level: 2M when there is exactly 1 unbid M,
1D-(1H)-2H: 6+S and 6+HCP
2D opening: precision -- 10-15 w/spl
Transfers in many competitive situations.

General Bidding Style

Precision Club
1D: 2+ 10+-15 (generally)
2C: 6+ 10+-15 (generally)
1NT: 14-16 1st,2nd,3rd nv. 15-17 3rd Vul, 4th. frequent upgrades on shape/spots.
Opening bids may often have 10 points when nv
can pass with balanced 11 Vul.(not obliged)
3rd seat openings may be very light and off-shape but typically not 1D and usually with a lead orienting reason.
weak 2-Bids almost always 6/7 cards
We often respond on nothing.
We sometimes don't respond with decent hands.
We often use DBL to show interest in advancing where others might use Dbl to show defense.
We invert Pass and Dbl in many hi level auctions.
Overcalls can be very weak when at favorable vulnerability but will usually include shape that might make a save profitable.

Opening Leads AND Leads in the Middle of the Hand

4th vs NT unless partners suit.
3rd and 5th vs suits
Rusinow Honor leads vs NT
Std Honor leads vs Suits unless our own suit.
A from AK
Middle hand spot leads generally attitude or 4th.

Defensive Signals

Primary signal is Att. next is count
trick 1 exceptions on lead showing AK we play standard signal.
VS suit contracts we give suit preference when the dummy has singleton or when we suspect shortness led. Also may give suit preference if there is no future in the suit led.
our signals in known 6+ card suits are 3 way.