System Summary Form, 2018 USBC

Team: Lewis Last Updated Mar 22, 2018 at 18:17
Players: Robert Cappelli - Robert Bitterman

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Bids that Require Advance Preparation

We play 1C 2C as clubs over 1C natural.
We play 1 Minor 2D as Michaels both Majors
Against strong club we play over 1C and 1C P 1D that x is Majors, 1NT is minors 1 Major natural and 2 level bids as follows 2C is diamonds or major minor, 2D is Hearts, 2H is Majors ( more distribution than double), 2S is spades and longer minor, 2 NT is clubs, 3C is minors.
Over precision 1 D we play 2D is D, 2H is Majors.

General Bidding Style

5 Card Majors, except 3rd seat, strong NT (14+-17’, 2/1 GF
Open all 12+ HCP hands, Open 11 HCP unbalanced hands
5 card Majors common with 1 NT openers. Third seat NV vs Vul May be extremely light
Weak 2 Bids vary with vulnerability and seat. 2nd seat vulnerable tend to have good suit or represent a good playing hand.

Opening Leads AND Leads in the Middle of the Hand

Lead 3rd and 5th vs. suit. Leads of K against suit contract asks partner for attitude or count, whichever partner needs to know. 4th best against NT. Ace lead against NT asks for unblock or count. A lead of King asks for attitude, which is upside down. A lead of a Q vs NT asks for drop of jack or count (upside down) We lead highest or second highest from 4 small.

Defensive Signals

We play upside down count and attitude. Discarding is upside down count and attitude and standard suit preference.
Against NT we play Reverse Smith from both sides of the table.
We play trump suit echo and trump suit preference.