System Summary Form, 2019 Michael Seamon Junior USBC - U26

Team: YXu Last Updated Dec 12, 2019 at 13:22
Players: Morgan Johnstone - Hengrui Xing

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Bids that Require Advance Preparation

General Bidding Style

Tend to open light in 3rd/4th chair, preempts nonvul, may upgrade a 14 count into 15-17 NT, may be unbalanced. Five card majors, 3 card minors to open. Tend to have solid preempts and overcalls when vulnerable, less so nonvul.

Opening Leads AND Leads in the Middle of the Hand

Against NT: 4th best, A from AKQ, etc. Pretty standard. With 3 small we’ll tend to lead the top.

Against suits: 3/5, A from AK, from 3 small, we’ll tend to lead the middle or the 3rd.

Middle of the hand: Standard honor leads. Tend to lead original fourth best if applicable, when an honor is attached. Otherwise, will lead high.

Defensive Signals

UDCA. Attitude is given priority, usually shown at trick 1, barring some extenuating circumstances (listed below). Attitude is shown when we’re leading the suit, and count is usually given when declarer/dummy is leading. Discards are usually just attitude.

Extenuating Circumstances:
When there is a singleton or void in dummy in the suit lead, carding tends to be SUIT PREFERENCE.
Similarly, if we know our side is not winning the given trick, we will show suit preference (i.e. Partner leads the 8, dummy covers with the ten, and you hold 742, 7 would suggest high suit preference, 2 low suit preference)
When leading to give partner a ruff, this is also suit preference.