System Summary Form (SSF), 2016 Senior USBC

Team: Hamman Last Updated May 23, 2016 at 08:01
Players: Zia Mahmood - Jeff Meckstroth

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Bids that Require Advance Preparation

2D opening bid is Multi - 3-7 weak 2 bid in a Major
2M opening is a sounder weak 2 bid (8-11)

(1any) 1M (Neg X): 1N thru 2 under TRF, TRF to Overcaller's suit is 3 trump limit raise.
1M (X): 1N thru 2 under our M TRF. One under in both Artif. 7-9 raise.

1S-3C = Invitational raise (or light GF)
1H-2S = Invitational raise (or light GF)

3N opening is positional 4M bid

1M-1N-2C-Bart followups, 1M-1N-3C multi-meaning

1C-2D = weak 2 in a major

1m-2H = invitational 2N bid (UPH)

Vs Wk or Str NT: 2C = H+S, 2D = D+M, 2M NAT, X = Penalty (By passed hand or 4th seat...Dbl = MMs or 1 minor, 2m = that m + M)

Many fit jumps by passed hand and after overcall

General Bidding Style

Usually 5 card Majors (1N Resp Semi-F, 5-11). 1NT 15-17 (often with 5 card major, rarely 5422 or SING), 2/1 Forcing to game (2C suspect length), many 1-3under are natural invites.
3rd hand may be light, esp at Fav Vul.
Open most bal hands with 12 HCP and some unbal hands with 11 HCP.

Opening Leads AND Leads in the Middle of the Hand

2nd and 4th vs suits, A from AK (K from AK in partner's suit)
NT leads: A=ATT; K=CT or U/B; Q=(weak) KQ or QJx; J=QJxx(x) or J10x(x); 10=Standard

Defensive Signals

Suit: Standard at trick one. Upside down thereafter.Suit preference when declarer plays suit and count is not priority.
NT: 1st trick may be COUNT if ATT not so important

Suit preference when no more tricks cashing

Smith vs NT, only at first opportunity. High=ENC from both sides