System Summary Form, 2017 MSJUSBC


Team: Stephani Last Updated Dec 12, 2017 at 15:35
Players: Isaac Stephani - Julian Kurtzman

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Bids that Require Advance Preparation

Transfers over 1C, frequent transfers by responder if direct overcall interferes.
Ex. 1H - X - 1S (like 1NT)
1C - 1D - 1H (4+S)

After 1H, we invert 1S and 1NT response
1H - 1S (0-4 spades, Forcing)
1H - 1NT (5+SS)

2D opening is weak with 6M

2H and 2S opening is weak with 5M, 4+ minor

1M - 2NT (weak with both minors)

1M -2C is a general GF, could be short.

No Michaels, all jump overcalls are known 2 suited.

Over strong Club,
2C = Both majors
2D = single major
2H/S = 5M, 4m
1NT = Long minor and 4M
1 level bids are lead directing

Very aggressive non-vul.

General Bidding Style

Tend to open light, very aggressive both over-calling and competing. Especially aggressive 3rd seat and favorable

Opening Leads AND Leads in the Middle of the Hand

Leads 3/low against suits, 4th best against NT. Will always lead count from partners bid suit unless we supported, then we lead an honor or top of what we have.

Defensive Signals

Upside down, carding and discards. standard remaining count. Reverse Smith Echo vs. NT both people. Give trump proxy count when necessary, Ace asks for attitude, K asks for Count. Signal when necessary.

We give what we deem necessary for the hand, be it count or attitude. 3rd position we normally give count, if 2nd hand played high.