System Summary Form, 2018 USBC

Team: Rosenthal Last Updated Apr 24, 2018 at 13:58
Players: Eldad Ginossar - Chris Willenken

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Bids that Require Advance Preparation

1C opening either NAT or BAL (11-14/17-19)
1D is either
a) unbalanced, 5+D or
b) 4D in some 4441 or
c) 5332 11-14 HCP

2D opening is Flannery (could be 4-5, 4-6, or 5-6)

response to 1C are in transfers, including 2red

1C-1S either
a) BAL no 4M, or
b) 5+D, may have side 4M if GF

transfers in direct competition

Namyats responses to 1m (4C=H, 4D=S)

(1m)-2C NAT
(1m)-2D Michaels

special overcalls when facing an unpassed partner:

(1m) 2H is 5\6H-4S, 10-13 HCP if 4-5 (could be light if 4-6)
(1m) 2S is 5S+5om
(1M) 3m is 5m + 5oM
(1M)-2M is 4oM, 5+C, sound opening+

Opposite passed partner, these jumps are PRE and (1M)-2M is Michaels

Multi-Landy vs. 1NT opening

General Bidding Style

aggressive 3L opening when favorable (also NV), normal when VUL

1NT NV= 14 to 16; good 13 when favorable. (open 1C on most BAL 11s)

1NT Vul= (14+)15 to 17 (pass most BAL 11s)

Opening Leads AND Leads in the Middle of the Hand

4th against NT (attitude in own long suit), 3rd and low against suit contracts if we are leading partner's suit. in the middle of the hand play ATT (might be mixed with 3/low vs. suits)

Honor leads against NT play rusinow, otherwise Nat, K is a power lead

against suit lead A from AK unless: doublton, demanding count in 5L or other specific situations

Defensive Signals

standard signals and discards

primary signal at trick 1 is ATT

unless count is crucial, play smith\SP in trick 2 in NT and SP in the trump suit

in the middle of the hand tend to play more SP then count