System Summary Form (SSF), 2021 JLall Online Teams #4

Team: Beatty Last Updated Jan 22, 2021 at 15:33
Players: Fred Stewart - Steve Beatty

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Bids that Require Advance Preparation

1m-2H = 11-12 balanced invite, or mixed raise or invite in other minor
1M-2C may be short (2D,2 Other M guarantee 5)
2D over strong NT = one Major suit
Transfers after 1M -(X)
Transfers after non jump overcalls thru 3D overcall
Gazilli after 1H-1S, or 1M-1NT, openers rebid of 2C may be artificial with 16+ HCP
Multi 2D
Polish 2 bids (2M = 5M, 4+m 5-10)
(1m) 2 or fewer (except 4-4-3-2)-1NT 4M,5+m

General Bidding Style

1 C may be a doubleton with specifically 4-4-3-2 distribution
1D open guarantees 4+ diamonds
5 card Majors
1M-(P)-2C = GF Natural or balanced (Doubleton Club only if 3 card support for Major and no convenient bid
1NT frequently could have a 5 card Major.
We open most balanced 12 counts, (frequently lighter with distribution.)
Overcalls wide range.
Preempt wide range (2nd seat or unfavorable, more disciplined).
Hands that look like weak 2's frequently opened at 3-level non-vul.
"Two card" doubles below 3 level when we are competing

Opening Leads AND Leads in the Middle of the Hand

4th best leads. Second best from bad suits
Frequently lead from 3 card suits
K is the power lead (partner plays highest honor or count)
Rusinow from length (4+)
attitude shifts

VS Suits
3rd and 5th leads.
Opening lead - either the A or K vs. suits. Ace requests standard attitude unless dummy has a singleton, Kx, or KQx then partner's card is Suit Preference
Opposite the King lead or ANY other opening lead, partner's card is suit preference.
attitude shifts in the middle of the hand
In the middle of the hand, a shift to either the A or Q request standard attitude while the shift to the K requests standard count

Defensive Signals

After trick one, we play standard count and attitude.
Our first signaling priority (after trick one) is attitude.
Suit preference in trump
In NT, if Dummy wins trick 1 with Q or lower, we give count
Smith echo vs NT (high encourages) unless obvious count situation.
Standard present count.
When splitting, we split high
10/9 0 or 2 splits middle of the hand