System Summary Form (SSF), 2022 JLall Online Teams #5

Team: Baseggio Last Updated Oct 23, 2020 at 11:31
Players: Andrew Stark - Franco Baseggio

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Bids that Require Advance Preparation

(1N)-2D = one major
1m-2H = inv 2N
Transfers after 1M-(X) by UPH

General Bidding Style

5 card Majors, Strong NT (14+ to 17-), 2/1 GF. In 2/1 GF auctions, the cheapest rebid and a rebid of opener’s major is switched (cheapest bid is generally just waiting). In GF auctions, bids are always presumed probing rather than length showing
Red preempts are sound; white preempts could be light, e.g. weak 2s generally as weak as KJxxx but not 5332 (new suit NF)
Open all 12 counts, many lighter with shape

Opening Leads AND Leads in the Middle of the Hand

Vs Suits: 3rd/low, sometimes high from many low cards or xxx if length promised.
A from AK. (K lead is “wakeup” possibly implying a switch to a singleton)
Vs NT: attitude, Rusinow (K=power, AQJ may lead J or Q), high or 2nd highest from bad holdings (8 lead is ambiguous)
Rusinow opening lead only, off in partner’s suit, dummy’s suit, or a side suit by preemptor
Middle of hand: Attitude, except high/even low/odd when count clearly necessary
When returning a suit, ordinarily original 4th best, but high from original 5 if original suit guaranteed 4+

Defensive Signals

Upside down count and attitude
Count against NT if J or lower wins trick
Obvious shift implications against suits; attitude is first priority, then signal for the obvious shift; trick 1 is never suit preference
Subsequent carding tends to be suit preference or random
Upside down present count if given
Trump suit preference
Split honors 0/2