System Summary Form (SSF), 2018 USBC

Team: Meltzer Last Updated Apr 17, 2018 at 18:39
Players: Kevin Dwyer - Shan Huang

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Bids that Require Advance Preparation

1H 1S 0-4S
1H 1N 5S+

2D opener 10-15HCP Three suited short D

1C (artificial strong) 1H = artificial 8-11 <5S

General Bidding Style

We play strong club
Very aggressive bidding style
Frequently upgrade into NT ranges
We open all 10HCP hands NV and many 11HCP hands V
Can open 4cM in 3rd/4th seat, usually lead directional
13+-16 1st/2nd NV
14-16 1st/2nd V
11-15 3rd seat NV
15-17 3rd V always 4th
2C opener in 3rd seat could have only 5C if lead directional
All of our bidding greatly depends on vulnerability NV we are very aggressive, V we tend to be constructive
2 level preempts are 5+
Our preempts are wide ranging when partner is a passed hand

Opening Leads AND Leads in the Middle of the Hand

UDCA except Standard at T1 when the lead shows AK
Standard remainder count and SP
Reverse smith echo
1st/2nd from bad holdings against NT, 4th from interest
3rd/low against suits
Attitude oriented 3rd/low during the hand against suits, 4th against NT
Rusinow honor leads with the following exceptions:
- Partner has shown 4+
- Dummy has shown 4+
- Preempting and then leading a side suit
- When Partner has shown a "strong" hand (opened 1N or has made a T/O double of 2S or higher)

Defensive Signals

UDCA attitude is our primary signal followed by count, and SP
Our default is UDCA, we randomly card when we don't think partner needs a signal or think it will help declarer more than partner