System Summary Form, 2016 Senior USBC


Team: Koneru Last Updated May 27, 2016 at 23:51
Players: Eddie Wold - Michael Levine

Click here to see their ACBL convention card in a new window

Bids that Require Advance Preparation

3NT opening = long, broken minor
Namyats: 4m opening = strong preempt in corresponding major

1M (X) 2NT = weak in either minor

Over your 1NT overcall, we play Stayman and transfers by responder

General Bidding Style

1NT opening = 15-17

Over 1m:
1m – 2m = GF raise
1m – 2H = 5 S, 4-5 H, 4-9 HCP
1C – 2D and 1D – 2S = limit raise
1C – 2S and 1D – 3C = weak minor raise OR concealed splinter with 15+ HCP
1m – 3m = mixed raise

Over 1M:
1M – 2NT = GF 4+ raise
1H – 2S and 1S – 3C = limit raise OR concealed void splinter with 12+ HCP
1H – 3C and 1S – 3D = concealed singleton splinter with 12+ HCP
1H – 3D and 1S – 3H = mixed raise
1M – 3M = preemptive raise
1M – 3NT = 4M bid with some defense

Opening Leads AND Leads in the Middle of the Hand

Jack denies a higher honor
9 or 10 = zero or two higher honors

Vs. NT
Ace asks for count or unblock
King asks for attitude
Queen asks for unblock of the jack

Defensive Signals

Upside-down count and attitude
Standard suit preference