System Summary Form, 2018 USBC

Team: Borker Last Updated Apr 27, 2018 at 18:00
Players: Daniel Korbel - Jay Borker

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Bids that Require Advance Preparation

Polish Club (1C weak NT or medium-strong with clubs or strong any)

Many transfers in competition
By UPH, 1C-1M shows the other major

1C options:
11-14 balanced
16-18 with 5+ clubs
19+ any other hand (except 20-21 bal)

1C responses:

1D any 0-7 OR natural
1M 8+ HCP, 4+ in other major
1NT 8-10, no major
2D 4-7 with a 6-card major
2M Nat, INV

1D-P-2C could be GF 2/1 or weak diamond raise

General Bidding Style

Standard opening bid approach, can open light but not extremely aggressive.

Transfers in comp. when we have opened 1C.

1D 4+ usually unbalanced.

2-level is Precision style; 2C promises 6+ OR 5 clubs and a 4 card Major.

Opening Leads AND Leads in the Middle of the Hand

3rd/5th against suits, 4th against NT. Attitude after trick 1. Standard honor leads.

Defensive Signals

Standard Carding

Normal order:

Attitude, Count, SP

Lots of various suit preference situations. In the trump suit, on declarer's plays, once attitude and count are known, etc