System Summary Form, 2021 Open USBC

Team: Castellino Last Updated Aug 4, 2021 at 21:20
Players: Mukund Thapa - Stephen Castellino

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Bids that Require Advance Preparation

General Bidding Style

5-card majors, 2/1 GF. In 3rd seat 4-card M possible. With one level overcalls, 4-card M possible.

15-17 NT, singleton A, K, Q possible. 5-card major possible

Preempts in 1st/3rd seat wide ranging.

3rd seat opening can be light.

Opening Leads AND Leads in the Middle of the Hand

Spot card leads are 4th best against NT and 3rd/low against suit contracts.
Honor leads are standard, except K is the big lead against NT contracts.
From three small, lead is small. If supported suit, then top of nothing from three small.

Defensive Signals

Upside down attitude and count.
Signal priority attitude, count, S/P
Signal early in the play; later may not signal