System Summary Form, 2017 MSJUSBC

Team: Baumel Last Updated Nov 28, 2017 at 14:21
Players: Alexander Frieden - Ninad More

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Bids that Require Advance Preparation


General Bidding Style

Length required for opening one of a major is 5+ in the 1st and 2nd seat, and 4+ in the 3rd and 4th seat. We may open light in the 3rd seat.

1NT opening is 15-17 with a sound lower bound.

Opening preempts suit length may be one card short with extra distribution or favorable vul.

Opening Leads AND Leads in the Middle of the Hand

3rd/5th vs. suits, 4th best vs. notrump.

From 3 small, generally low vs. suits and high vs. notrump, but may lead differently depending on whether count/attitude is called for (e.g. leading from partner’s unsupported suit).

vs. suits, A from AK on trick one vs. contracts below the five-level otherwise lead K

vs. notrump, K is power lead, A asks for attitude.

Defensive Signals

Upside-down attitude and count signals. Signal priority is Attitude → Count → Suit Preference.