System Summary Form, 2017 Senior USBC


Team: Mahaffey Last Updated Apr 22, 2017 at 14:44
Players: Neil Chambers - John Schermer

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Bids that Require Advance Preparation

2D ARTIFICIAL, either WK TWO in MAJOR (6 cards, 5-11 HCP) or STRONG (20+ HCP) any 4-4-4-1

2H or 2S INTERMEDIATE, 10-13HCP, NATURAL, SIX CARD SUIT

3NT ACOL (9 TRICKS with the LEAD)

ARTIFICIAL JUMP RESPONSES
1C-2D WK (0-5) 5-5 MAJORS
1C,D-2H CONSTR (7-10) 5-4(5) MAJORS
1C,D-2S 8 to 8 3/4 PLAYING TRICKS (ANY SUIT)
1H-2S GF, 4+ H, SHORTNESS SOMEWHERE
1H,S-3C GF, 3+ Support, USUALLY BALANCED
1H,S-3D LIMIT RAISE
1S-2NT GF, either 12-15 HCP BAL or 4+ S, SHORTNESS SOMEWHERE
1H,S-3NT GF, 13+ HCP, VOID IN OTHER MAJOR
1H,S-4C,D GF, 13+ HCP, VOID IN BID SUIT

MANY ARTIFICIAL "INTERIOR" SEQUENCES

UNUSUAL METHODS
TWO SUITED JUMP OVERCALLS
1C-2D = D + S
1D,D,S-3C = C + HIGHER
INTERMEDIATE JUMP OVERCALLS
VARIABLE AND FLEXIBLE USE OF DOUBLE
TRANSFER ADVANCES AFTER 1MAJ-X

General Bidding Style

NATURAL OPENING BIDS and FOLLOWUPS @ ONE LEVEL

MAY BE VERY LIGHT IN 3RD SEAT
MAY OPEN FOUR CARD MAJOR IN 3RD OR 4TH SEAT

1NT 15+ to 18-

Opening Leads AND Leads in the Middle of the Hand

VERSUS SUITS
4th BEST (or LOW from 3)
STANDARD HONOR LEADS
STANDARD COUNT, ATTITUDE, and SUIT PREFERENCE
3RD AND 5TH IN CASHOUT SITUATIONS

VERSUS NT
ATTITUDE LEADS
SMITH ECHO (REGULAR)
RUSINOW HONOR LEADS (4+ CARDS) WITH UPSIDE DOWN ATTITUDE (ALWAYS UD ATT WITH HONOR LEAD)
EXCEPT KING ASKS UNBLOCK OR STANDARD COUNT

DURING THE HAND (ALL CONTRACTS) J DENIES, 10 OR 9 = 0 OR 2 HIGHER

Defensive Signals

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