System Summary Form, 2020 USBF Invitational 2

Team: Lusky Last Updated Jul 13, 2020 at 11:07
Players: Allan Falk - John Lusky

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Bids that Require Advance Preparation

1C opening may be 2 cards with 4=4=3=2
After 1C-Pass, 1D shows 4+ hearts, 1H shows 4+ spades, 1S shows (a) various balanced hands, with no 4+ major, (b)hands with diamonds of varying strength, or (c) game forcing hands with longer diamonds and one or both 4 card major(s) or 5-6//5-7/6-7 in a major and diamonds GF
After 1C-Dbl, 2-level jump by 3rd hand is fit showing (transfers off after interference over 1C)
Gambling 3NT opening--no side A or K
After 1M-Dbl, transfers starting with 1NT through 2M-2; 2M-1 = constructive raise

General Bidding Style

5 card Majors (may rarely open good 4-card major in 3rd seat with subminimum values)
2/1 forcing to game (2H/1S, 2D/1M = 5+; 2C = 2+)
1C = 2+
1D = 4+
1H = 5+ 1st, 2nd or 4th
1S = 5+ 1st, 2nd or 4th
1NT = 14+-17 up- or down-grade permissible, 5 card major common
1NT response to 1H/S opening semi-forcing
3-level jump shift response to 1-level opening invitational (6+ card suit, ~8-11 HCP)

Opening Leads AND Leads in the Middle of the Hand

Rusinow vs suits (only with known length 4+) and notrump (if from 4+), with the following exceptions:
-- partner's suit
-- dummy's suit
-- side suit lead by preemptor;

3rd from even, low from odd vs suit
4th vs notrump
Vs notrump, K is "power" lead (unblock or count), A is for attitude
From known length may lead highest or 2nd highest from weak holdings
In middle of hand, low spot suggests honor, high spot suggests no honor (except surrounding plays)

Defensive Signals

Standard signals:
Primary signal is attitude to partner's lead (vs suit, count on partner's lead of K if Qxx(x) is in dummy); count in suits played by declarer (but Smith may override)
Standard Smith vs NT;
Occasional SP signals in trumps
When giving remainder count, standard (high-low = even, low-high = odd)