System Summary Form (SSF), 2016 USBC

Team: Diamond Last Updated Apr 18, 2016 at 14:39
Players: Justin Lall - Kevin Bathurst

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Bids that Require Advance Preparation

1. Art responses to 1C:

1C-1D=0-7 art, 1H=8-11 not 5S, 1N=12+ 5+H, 2H=14+ balanced, 2S=4441 12+.

2. Art responses to 1D:

2H=0-9 5S 4-5H, 2S=9+-12 5S 4-5H, 3C=0-9 both minors.

3. Transfers in many competitive auctions includeing


4. After our 1H opener a 1S response=0-4S less than GF, 1N=5+ spades unlimited.

5. After 1D-(1H)-1S=artificial, 0-3 spades.

6. Over your 1N a 2D overcall showing 1 major.

General Bidding Style

Strong Club:

1D=10-15 2+D
5 card majors
1N=15-17 3rd VUL or 4th.
2C=10-15 6+C
2D=10-15 3 suiter short D (can be 4-3 or 3-4 in majors).

Can respond very light including 0+ points. Ranges are flexible and upgrades are frequent, downgrades not frequent. Light style in general, especially opening bids (all 11s, many 10s), 1 level overcalls, and 3rd seat openers (may be very light).

Aggressive preempting style NV but not often a 5 card suit at the 2 level (but can be especially w/r in first seat).

Normal/soundish vul preempting style

Opening Leads AND Leads in the Middle of the Hand

Vs NT: 4th from strength, highest spot we can afford from weakness (usually 2nd). 3/5th in partner's suit. Rusinow honor leads with the King asking for unblock or count.

Vs Suits: 3rd from even low from odd, Rusinow honor leads.

Rusinow does not apply in these situations:

Partner's suit
Dummy's first bid suit
Preemptor leading a different suit.

Defensive Signals

Upside down count and attitude. Regular suit preference.

Upside down remaining count.

Primary signal is almost always attitude. Count when necessary and attitude already known, otherwise suit preference.

Suit preference in trump suit common.