System Summary Form, 2017 USBC


Team: Nickell Last Updated Mar 31, 2017 at 11:19
Players: Frank Nickell - Ralph Katz

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Bids that Require Advance Preparation

Def. to 1NT openers. 2D/2H are transfers. 2C=M. 2S = Natural, sound.
Transfer in comp after: 1M-(DBL), 2L and 3L Preempts or jump overcalls-(DBL), and (1x)-1M,(DBL)
Invitational Jump Shifts BUPH.
1C-2C=natural, 1C-2D=Michaels.
Gazilli after 1M-1NT.
Flannery
3NT=Minor Preempt
Namyats

General Bidding Style

Sound bidding except at fav. NT range is 15-17 but at fav, it might be tactical.
FP-Pass and Pull weaker.

Opening Leads AND Leads in the Middle of the Hand

Suits-3rd and low. NT-4th from interest. Rusinow honor leads vs NT from 4+.
Middle of the hand, we lead attiude unless the count is important. Modified Rusinow during the hand.

Defensive Signals

Standard carding. Primary signal is for attitude.
S/P in trumps suit.
Vs NT-Smith Echo.