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

Team: Schireson Last Updated Jan 22, 2021 at 13:08
Players: John Miller - Lynn Shannon

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Bids that Require Advance Preparation

2D over 1N = Major one-suiter
Multi defense: Initial actions X is 1)hearts, 2)takeout of hearts, 3)four spades + longer diamonds, 4)15-18 balanced, or 5)22+ balanced. 2H is 1)spades, 2) takeout of spades, or 3)four hearts + longer diamonds. 2S -> 3C, denies four-card major. 2N 19-21 balanced. 3C Clubs + four-card major. 3D natural, 3M Michaels (OM), 3N natural, 4C minors NF, 4D strong 4M bid, 4N minors

General Bidding Style

Five-card Majors, Strong NT (14+ - 17), 2/1 GF
We open 10-11 with unbalanced hands
May respond with very weak hand
One-level overcalls aggressive, especially 1S
Two-level overcalls generally sound, except (1D) - 2C can be shaded
Usually open 1C with 33 minors, 1D with 44
1N often has five-card major, occasionally six-card minor
1M - 2C = GF, natural or balanced

Opening Leads AND Leads in the Middle of the Hand

Vs. suits, 3rd from three or even, 5th from five/seven. Can lead high from small cards if raised partner's suit.
Vs. suits, A from AKx through four-level. K from AKx at five-level or higher, or partner's suit.
Vs. suits, often lead Q from AKQ
Vs. NT, 4th best, but often second from bad holdings, or top from three small (but not 9xx)
Vs. NT, King is power lead. Rusinow from four+card suit, or KQx. A from AK.
Vs. NT, top of sequence from three or fewer, or partner's suit
Generally attitude in middle of the hand, although can lead low=odd, high=even for cashout.

Defensive Signals

Upside-down count, attitude, and suit preference.
Signaling priority normally attitude, suit-preference, count, although we try to be context-sensitive.
Reverse Smith Echo versus NT.
With singleton in dummy attitude can apply if tapping dummy a possible defense.
If dummy wins trick one in NT, third hand signals count.
Frequent suit preference in trumps and in order of cashing equals.
Third hand has mandatory trick one pause if declarer plays quickly from dummy