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

Team: Hallerman Last Updated Nov 30, 2019 at 22:47
Players: Raphael Hallerman - Sean McNally

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Bids that Require Advance Preparation

2D opener = 5+D 4+C 10-15 HCP
2NT opener = 55+ minors preempt

1D-2H = 5+S 4+H less than inv.
1D-2S = 5+S 4+H inv.
1D-3C = 5+C 4+D less than inv.

1NT-2C = asks for 4-card S, or to show many weak 2-suiters
1NT-2D = transfer, but can be on 4-card H if inv.+

Transfers in many competitive auctions:
1D-(X), 1D-(1S), 1D-(2C)
1M-(X), (1m)-1M-(X)

Woolsey vs. strong NT (2D = one Major)

General Bidding Style

1C = 16+ HCP unbalanced, 17/18+ HCP balanced (by seat)
1C-1D=negative, higher bids initiate a GF relay and often start with transfers
1D = 0+D 10+-15 HCP
2C = 6+C (occasionally 5C 4D) 10-15 HCP. 100% denies a 4-card Major in 1st/2nd seat.

5-card Majors, 2/1 GF
1NT = 14-16 (except 15-17 in 3rd vul and 4th)
We open nearly all 11-counts, and some 10-counts
May respond to 1D or 1M with a very weak hand
1M-2C could be a doubleton

1st/3rd seat NV vs V preempts can be very light, sometimes 5 cards

Opening Leads AND Leads in the Middle of the Hand

Vs. NT:
4th best from length
1st/2nd from xxx, xxxx
K asks for unblock or count

Vs. suits:
3rd from even, lowest from odd
A from AK except in our bid and raised suit (or 5+-level)
Stardard honor leads

Mid-hand leads are generally attitude

Defensive Signals

Upside-down attitude, standard count

Reverse smith at t2 vs. NT

Priority: attitude -> count -> suit preference