System Summary Form (SSF), 2016 Mixed USBC

Team: Miller Last Updated Jul 11, 2016 at 08:51
Players: Yiji Starr - Rick Binder

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Bids that Require Advance Preparation

12-14 NT all seats.

2D over opponents 1N opening shows a single suited Major.

General Bidding Style

12-14 NT. Typically no 5M. May treat a 5 card major as 4 card major if appropriate.

1M opening promises 5+M in 1st-2nd seat, 4+M in 3rd-4th seats. Opening with 4M in the 3rd and 4th seat tend to have a purpose such as lead directing.

1m opening is either 15+ or unbalanced sound opening with length in m.

2/1 game forcing over a M opening unless responder rebid suits and opener hasn't shown extras. Opener's 2N rebid over 2/1 shows 15-17 NT and creates GM. If opener reverses or bids a the 3 level, opener shows extras and creates GF.

2C over 1D opening is game forcing opposite a strong NT and could pass a 2D rebid by opener.

Opening Leads AND Leads in the Middle of the Hand

Against NT, 4th best leads. Against suits, 3rd from even and low from odd. Same in the middle of hand. Standard honor leads except A from AK against suits. Against 5+ level contracts, K promises either AK or KQ. A denies K. Against NT contract, standard honor leads except A asks for count or unblock.

Defensive Signals

Standard attitude and count. Attitude first priority. When opponent is leading a suit, provide count to partner if it is needed. Trump suit preference when appropriate.