System Summary Form, 2018 USBC

Team: Doub Last Updated Apr 26, 2018 at 01:43
Players: John Stiefel - Geoffrey Brod

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Bids that Require Advance Preparation

Aggressive pre-empting style when non-vul - particularly Brod.

General Bidding Style

5 card majors.
1NT = 15-17 (sometimes upgrade 14/rarely downgrade 18).
2/1 = game force.

Opening Leads AND Leads in the Middle of the Hand

vs. Suits: 34d from even, low from odd
vs. NT: Standard with Ace as the "power lead.
At 5-level or higher vs. suits, we lead standard.

Defensive Signals

Standard count and attitude.
Signaling priority =count, attitude, suit-preference but we give what is needed most. Often give suit-preference in the trump suit or in a side suit.
In mid-hand, we lead 10 or 9 = 0 or 2 higher.
3rd hand gives count when opener leads an A or K at the 5 level or higher.