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

Team: Donnelly Last Updated Mar 25, 2021 at 21:10
Players: Dan Jablonski - Robin Hillyard

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Bids that Require Advance Preparation

2D opener is mini-roman: 11-15, 4441 shape, unknown singleton. We do not bid this with 5431 or 5540 hands -- strictly 4441. 2NT asks shortness, and opener replies one under the singleton (3S and 3NT both show short clubs with min/max.) after 2NT ask, Mulberry bidding for slam tries.

General Bidding Style

Conservative KS style, with very sound minor openings in first and second seats. Raising opener's major promises 15+ dummy points.
NT range is 12-14 always. 11's are extremely infrequent.
1NT system includes two-way stayman and 2M/3m responses natural and to play.
Third seat actions may be light, but not often very light.

Opening Leads AND Leads in the Middle of the Hand

3/lo vs suits, 4th vs NT. spot leads middle of the hand are attitude.
Honors are standard. A from AK vs suits.

Defensive Signals

Signals are upside down count and attitude. Attitude is primary signal to our leads.
Count is primary signal to declarer's leads.
Suit preference when primary signal doesn't make sense.
Occasional trump suit prefence.