System Summary Form, 2017 MSJUSBC


Team: Thapa Last Updated Dec 14, 2017 at 19:14
Players: Amber Lin - Isha Thapa

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Bids that Require Advance Preparation

Vs Str NT or passed hand over their weak NT: 2C = C+H, 2D = D+!M, 2M NAT, 2N = minors, X = 1m or both majors
Vs Wk NT: PEN X, Landy: 2C = majors, 2D/2H/2S = nat, 2N = minors

General Bidding Style

Usually 5 card Majors (1N Resp Semi-F, 5-11).
1NT 15-17 (often with 5 card major)
2/1 Forcing to game (2C suspect length), 3 under INV.

Usually sound bids
3rd hand may be light, esp at Fav Vul.

Opening Leads AND Leads in the Middle of the Hand

Vs Suit: 3rd from even, low odd
Vs. NT: 4th best, but often lead second high from bad 4 card suits.
Leading bid suit: high from nothing, low from honor
Leading bid and supported: lead count
King asks count or unblock; Ace or Queen asks attitude

Defensive Signals

Upside Down Attitude, Count, Suit Preference
Standard present count
Signaling priority: Attitude, Count, Suit Preference, but give what's needed most. Often give suit preference in the trump suit or side suit.
Reverse Smith by both.