System Summary Form (SSF), 2019 Michael Seamon Junior USBC - U26

Team: YXu Last Updated Dec 12, 2019 at 12:47
Players: Yang Xu - Jiaheng Hu

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Bids that Require Advance Preparation

2D = Weak 2 in majors or 20-21 balanced or 17-20 HCP 4-4-4-1 hand
2H = preempt with both majors
2S = preempt with 5+S + 4+m
3NT = Preempt in a minor
4C,4D = Good 4H/4S opening
Cappelletti vs 1NT opening
Hardy Raise after 1M opening

General Bidding Style

5 card Majors, 15-17 NT, 11-14 balanced seat
2/1 forcing to game
Open unbalanced hands with 11 or possibly 10 HCP
May respond with a weak hand
NV preempts may be quite light.
Wide range preempts if partner is a PH

Opening Leads AND Leads in the Middle of the Hand

Vs suits: 3rd/5th best, middle from 3 small cards. A from AK.

Vs NT: 4th best lead, A from AK.

Vs Both: In the middle of the hand, 10/9 may be 0 or 1 higher

Defensive Signals

Vs Suit: Standard Count and Attitude
Signalling priority is Attitude, Count, Suit Preference.
We give frequent suit preference including in the trump suit.

Vs NT: Standard Count and Upside Down Attitude
Reverse Smith vs NT: Low cards in declarer's first suit encourage the opening lead suit (suit preference if attitude to opening lead suit is known).