System Summary Form, 2017 USBC


Team: Nickell Last Updated Mar 30, 2017 at 16:16
Players: Bobby Levin - Steve Weinstein

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Bids that Require Advance Preparation

2D opening = Flannery
3NT in 1st and 2nd seat = 4 of a minor PRE
3NT in 3rd and 4th seat = Gambling

Transfer responses to overcalls

Reverse Flannery responses to 1 of a minor opening

General Bidding Style

5-card Majors
14+-17 NT
2/1 game forcing
Reasonably sound openers except 3-level PRE 1st seat favorable may be weak.

Opening Leads AND Leads in the Middle of the Hand

Vs NT: Attitude spot cards, Rusinow honor leads(from 4 or more)
Vs suit: 3rd/5th but may lead high from xxx, especially if we have raised the suit/ Hj10xx or H109xx we lead standard but 3rd from 3 or 4.

Defensive Signals

Suit Preference at trick 1 vs suits, and vs NT when 3rd seat defender has shown length in the suit
Upside Down Attitude
Standard Count
Signaling priority is Attitude, Count, SP
Suit Preference in trumps; if by opening leader could be asking for ruff
Smith vs NT (high low = we like opening lead suit)
Standard Att. on Ace lead if ruff is possible or against NT and we haven't shown length.