System Summary Form, 2020 JLall Online Teams #1

Team: Silin Last Updated Aug 29, 2020 at 15:42
Players: Jim Rasmussen - Parul Jain

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Bids that Require Advance Preparation

General Bidding Style

Basic 2/1 with 5 card M's (1st and 2nd) and forcing 1NT(4-12 any)
14+-17 NT(5 card M and semi-bal hands common)
Usually open D's when 4-4 in minors
We often open balanced 12 counts and unbalanced hands with 10-11 HCP and rarely with 8-9 HCP
Weak 2 bids show decent 6 cards except undisciplined in 3rd seat NV
May respond with weak hand if short in opened minor or with 3+ card support of major
Fit bids by passed hand
Doubles through 3S in competition usually "cards"

Opening Leads AND Leads in the Middle of the Hand

Vs. NT: 4th best from honor (T goes either way); second highest from bad 4 card suits if we can stand a shift; A asks unblock or count; K asks attitude; Q asks for unblock or count
Vs suit: 3rd from even, low from odd; except high from xxx(x) in partner's raised suit; honor leads are standard (A from AK on opening lead)
After the opening lead, when breaking a new suit we lead attitude (with count msg if clear) or the higher of touching honors (except K from AK)

Defensive Signals

Signaling priority on opening lead is Att,Count,SP except:
C in cashout situations
SP if dummy is short in led suit and forcing dummy not useful
Try to signal only when needed by partner;
First discard is usually upside down attitude
When splitting honors we play the second highest from two, highest from a longer sequence
Standard present count.