System Summary Form (SSF), 2021 JLall Online Teams #3

Team: Carmichael Last Updated Oct 23, 2020 at 20:29
Players: Tom Carmichael - Ari Greenberg

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Bids that Require Advance Preparation

1C 16+ unbal, 17+ bal
1D 0+ D
2D 6+, min opener (about 9-12)
3NT Strong Major Preempt (Namyats)

Many artificial sequences and responses, including xfers and relays.

Artificial structure over 1 Major openings:

+1 (Semi)Forcing NT like bid, up to inv.
+2 GF relay
+3 Limit Raise or better
+4 Other Maj, ~8-11. (1S-2H NF)

Other: 2NT=mixed raise, JS = natural game invite, Jump raise = weak.

General Bidding Style

Strong club with 0+ 1D and natural 2C and 2D both natural 6+.

Open all 11 HCP and most 10 HCP, allowed to pass 10 HCP when Vul. Lighter HCP possible with shape.

14-16 NT throughout, 13 possible but uncommon. 5422, 6322, 5 card major all common.

Opening Leads AND Leads in the Middle of the Hand

3/low suits, 2/4 NT.

Rus vs Suits in known length only; Rus vs NT always.

Middle of the hand leads tend to be attitude based, but can be same count (3/5 or 4) when deemed necessary.

Defensive Signals

UDCA. Rare count, common S/P. No Smith, but S/P often played in those situations.

No "Present Count" type signals, very *very* rarely we might give UD "original count" - this would often be the 3rd or 4th card played in a suit, if ever. Much more common to be extended S/P to indicate strength of interest. (Mild, strong, etc.)