System Summary Form, 2017 Senior USBC

Team: Falk Last Updated Apr 6, 2017 at 18:10
Players: Allan Falk - John Lusky

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Bids that Require Advance Preparation

1C opening may be 2 cards with 4-4-3-2
Over 1C, 1D shows 4+ hearts, 1H shows 4+ spades, 1S shows (a) various balanced hands, (b)hands with diamonds of varying strength, (c) and game forcing hands with longer diamonds and one or both 4 card major(s)
After 1C Dbl, 2-level jump by 3rd hand is fit showing

General Bidding Style

5 card Majors (may rarely open good 4-card major in 3rd seat with subminimum values), 2/1 forcing to game
1C = 2+
1D = 4+
1H = 5+ 1st, 2nd or 4th
1S = 5+ 1st, 2nd or 4th
1NT = 15-17 up- or down-grade permissible

Opening Leads AND Leads in the Middle of the Hand

Rusinow vs suits and notrump, with the following exceptions:
-- partner's suit
-- dummy's suit
-- side suit lead by preemptor;

3rd from even, low from odd vs suit
4th vs notrump
Vs notrump, K is "power" lead (unblock or count), A is for attitude
From known length may lead highest or 2nd highest from weak holdings

Defensive Signals

Standard signals:
primary signal is attitude to partner's lead (vs suit, count on partner's lead of K if Qxx(x) is in dummy), count in declarer's suit;
Standard Smith vs NT;
Occasional SP signals in trumps