System Summary Form, 2017 USBC


Team: Mahaffey Last Updated Apr 26, 2017 at 20:27
Players: Russell Ekeblad - Matthew Granovetter

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Bids that Require Advance Preparation

1D:
1. 12-14 Balanced
2. 10-15 6+ diamonds one-suited
3. 10-15 Both minors (5+/4+)
4. 10-15 Any 4x1 or 4-4-0/5
Responses:
2C ART GF REL
2D+ ART GF Special patterns

1M:
1. 12-14 5M - 3/3/2
2. 10-15 4M with 5+ Any side suit
3. 10-15 6+M
Responses:
1H-1S: 2+ F1
1N: <2S NF
2C: ART GF REL
1H-2D: 4H Good raise
1S-2D: 5+H
1S-2H: 4S Good raise
2N: ART 4+ M with Short SI
JS: Nat 6+ Inv

2C:
1. 10-15 6+ Clubs
Responses:
2D: ART REL Wide Range
2N: Nat Inv or + F1

2D:
1. 10-15 5+ Hearts and 4+ Diamonds
Responses:
2N: ART GF REL
All else: Nat NF/Inv

2H:
1. 10-15 5+ Hearts and 4+ Clubs
Responses: As after 2D

2S:
1. 10-15 5+ Spades and 4+ Diamonds
Responses: As after 2D

2N:
1. 4-11 5+ - 5+ Majors
Responses:
4C/4D: Set Hs/Ss with SI
All else: Nat NF

3NT: Gambling in all Seats
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You open 1 Any - We simple 1/2OC - You Neg X: Transfer advances

We have written defenses for 2C thru 2N and
Transfer advances at the table.

General Bidding Style

1C Artificial and strong. 17+ Balanced, 16+ unbalanced, may be less than 16 with tricks.

1NT 14+-17

We open light, in keeping with the "modern style."
Our "Picture Bids" tend to be lighter than openings which require 1 rebid to clarify pattern
In 3rd Seat we may depart from systemic methods
In 4th Seat: Generally systemic

Opening Leads AND Leads in the Middle of the Hand

VS SUITS
3rd and low
A from AK thru 4S

VS NT
2nd and 4th
K asks unblock/count
Rusinow from 4+ on opening lead
A or Q asks attitude

In the middle of the hand: Count mixed with
tolerance for return of suit. Low=OK High=Not OK

Defensive Signals

Upside Down Count and Attitude
Standard remainder count and suit preference
Priority of count, attitude, and suit preference:
Varies with situation and what is important.
Frequent suit preference in your trump suit:
With xx: lo/hi= neutral or lower. Hi/lo= higher
With xxx: med/lo/hi=neutral. Departures: prefer?