System Summary Form, 2017 Senior USBC

Team: Pollack Last Updated May 12, 2017 at 12:35
Players: Mark Feldman - Mark Cohen

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Bids that Require Advance Preparation

2D over 1NT = Major 1-suiter
1m - (P) - 2H By UPH = Either BAL-INV or NAT-Strong
1M - 3C = Either Inv with 3-supp or min GF with 4-supp
1M-3D = Limit Raise
3NT Opening = Solid M

General Bidding Style

5-card Majors, Strong NT, 2/1 GF
Balanced openings are usually with at least 12 HCP, but may upgrade or downgrade.
May respond with weak hands, especially if unbalanced or NV.
Usually open 1D with 4-4 in minors.
INT could be with a 5-card Major, common but not mandatory if within range.
1M – 1N = Semi-Force
1M - 2C = GF, could be with a three card suit.

Opening Leads AND Leads in the Middle of the Hand

Vs NT: 4th best, might lead second from weak suits
Vs NT: Rusinow and A from AK in 4+ card suits (with K requesting unblock or count)
Vs NT: Top of sequence from 3 or less, partner’s suit, or through dummy’s suit.
Vs Suit: Rusinow in own suit
Vs Suit: A from AK in unbid suit (by us) below 5-level.

Defensive Signals

Normal Signaling Priority: Attitude, Count, Suit Preference
Suit-preference if shortness in dummy, but not if TRNF with long suit in dummy
At Trick 1 vs NT: Attitude if A or K wins in dummy. If Q wins, attitude for J. If J or lower wins, give count.
After trick one, leads in a new suit normally have attitude implications.