System Summary Form (SSF), 2017 Michael Seamon Junior USBC - U21

Team: Xiao Last Updated Dec 8, 2017 at 00:59
Players: Sarah Youngquist - Cornelius Duffie - Richard Jeng

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Bids that Require Advance Preparation

Woolsey versus strong and weak NT: (1NT) 2D is Multi

General Bidding Style

2/1, 1NT Forcing (Semi-forcing PH), 5cd M's (occasionally 4 in 3rd/4th seat), 3cd m's

15-17 1NT, 14 counts often upgraded, 1NT and 2NT openers often off-shape, 5cd M.
Relatively sound openings (rule of 20, some unbalanced/concentrated 19s especially NV) in 1st/2nd seat, 3rd seat distributional 9 counts
^Richard much more aggressive in NT and suit openings
44 in m's open 1d, 45 in m's generally open 1c unless severe rebid problems

Preempts: undisciplined, infrequently 5cd NV 3rd seat, never 4cd M in 1st/2nd seat, occasionally in 3rd

Will respond to 1 level suit openings very light, Walsh style

Opening Leads AND Leads in the Middle of the Hand

Suits: 3rd from even, low from odd
NT: 4th best, high or usually 2nd highest from weak suit
In partner's suit: same, can lead Sxx or Sxxx when raised

Std honor leads versus suits. A from AK except at 5 level or higher (K asks for count), from AK tight, in partner's suit, or as an alarm card (followed by a switch to shortness)
Against NT, std honor leads, A is the power lead (asks for unblock or count)

Subsequent leads: 3rd/5th (std present count) or attitude
Coded 10s and 9s only AFTER opening lead

Defensive Signals

UDCA, standard suit preference, standard present count, primary signal is attitude

On opening lead, generally attitude, except when dummy is winning with J or lower (then count), suit pref if shortness in dummy
We lead the suit: Attitude, count, suit pref; opponent leads the suit: Count, suit pref (can change based on situation)
In suit pref situations when giving partner a ruff, QT are considered high, J9 low

Trump suit pref, reverse Smith vs NT only except when obvious count (if attitude to opening lead already known, suit pref)
Signals are 3-way in known 6cd+ suit