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

Team: Joel Last Updated Apr 13, 2019 at 02:01
Players: Geeske Joel - William Watson

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Bids that Require Advance Preparation

Gambling 3NT, no outside A or K in 1st & 2nd seat

Flannery 2D

1S-1NT-3C= mystery jump shift, 6-4 any; 5-422 with 4H, or 5S-4H unbal, or 5-5M super strong, or 5-4+ C, or self jump shift

1C-1D 3334 with hands that do not want to bid 1NT, rare (332)5 hands.

1m - 2H art. balanced invite
1m - 2S art. mixed raise in minor

1M - 3C either bad game raise or limit with 4card support

Woolsey over strong 1NT openers, same over weak NT except dbl is penalty

Transfers after 1/2M-(dbl), either natural or lead directing.

General Bidding Style

2/1 Game forcing, 5 card majors, 14+-17HCP NT. 1m-1y; 1M is unbalanced. Very distributional hands may be opened with 10-11 HCP. Third seat opening may be lead directional and lighter.

Weak two bids relatively sound, lighter in 3rd seat.
Preempts are according to vulnerabilty, two suiters are allowed including 4 card major.
We bypass 1D with 5+ after 1C with less than invitational hands.
1NT/1M is forcing by unpassed hand and may include a weak raise.

Opening Leads AND Leads in the Middle of the Hand

3rd/5th vs suits, 4th vs NT except 1st or 2nd high from poor suits. Rusinow leads vs NT from 4 or longer. K vs NT asks unblock/count, A&Q ask attitude. K after opening lead asks for count vs all contracts. Leads after opening leads are usually attitude vs all contracts.

Defensive Signals

right side up count and attitude, standard suit preference. Current count after opening lead. primary signal is attitude, but often count at trick one against NT. Trump suit preference and standard Smith against NT.