BRIDGE SYSTEM by accinent

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									CHRISTINE WILSON AND JAN ABEL.doc

21/04/2010


BRIDGE SYSTEM

1 CLUB – min length 2 - 11- 19 pts
Responses:
1NT = 8-10 4+ clubs
*3C = 6-9 5+ clubs
2NT = 10+ and 5+ clubs
2D, 2H, 2S = 6 card suit less than 5 pts
3NT to play

1 DIAMOND min length 4/ 11-19 pts
Responses:
Same for 1 club except 1NT = 6-9

JACOBY
Subsequent bid by opener after 2NT Jacoby (note Jacoby does apply after opps suit bid
and over opps double)
Bid at 3 level is a splinter (shows singleton or void in that suit)
Rebid of agreed suit shows a weak hand and responder can pass, needs 14 pts to bid
game
Rebid 3NT shows 18-19 pts, rebid of game shows (14) 15-17 points
Any new suit now bid by responder is a cue (showing first round control)
Jump bid shows new suit 5+ cards

1 HEART min length 5 / 11-19 pts
Responses:
1nt = 6-9
2H = 6-9 3 hearts
3H = 6-9 4+ hearts
4H = weak with 5 trumps
2NT= 10+ and 3+ hearts
2S, 3C, 3D = mini splinter
3S, 4C, 4D = splinter game force
Splinter has a limit of 10-14 points
3NT to play

Jacoby applies as per above
All doubles are negative to 4D
Rebid from Opener
1H-2NT-3NT = 18-19
1H-2NT-4H – (14) ,15-17

1 SPADE min. length 5 / 11-19 pts
Responses:
As for 1 heart
All doubles are negative to 4H

OPENING 1 NT = 15-17
Response: 2C – 5 card major stayman
Responder will now bid 4 card suits up at 2 level. Non Forcing.
2NT (opener) – no 5 card major, maximum points
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2D (opener) – no 5 card major, minimum points.
3C baron

We use, transfers, lebensohl – all x of ops bids over NT are penalties

Major or minor suit bid at 3 level shows      7 - 8 with 2 of top 3 honours in that suit
2S in response is range finder
1NT – 2NT (transfer to clubs)
3C - 3NT (shows 5/5 in minors 12-15
       4C (shows 5/5 in minors 16+
3H (shows 6 card club slam interest
3S (shows 6 card diamonds slam interest)
3NT (shows slam try in either minor?)

If our NT is x for penalties we rescue by bidding :
XX asks p to bid 2 clubs (responder will have a 5 card suit to play in)
Any other bid will show that suit and 1 higher suit

OPENING 2 CLUBS = 23+ or a game force hand, or 4 loser hand
Responses:
2 diamonds - 9+ pts
2 hearts    - 0 – 4 pts
2 spades - 5 – 8 pts with 5 spades
2nt         - 5– 8 pts balanced
3c          - 5 – 8 pts with 5 clubs
3d         - 5 – 8 pts with 5 diamonds
3h         - 5 – 8 pts with 5 hearts
3s        - 5 – 8 pts with 6 spades

OPENING MULTI 2 DIAMOND – 2 WAYS

either weak 6-10pts + 6 card major or 20 – 22 (will have 5 card suit)
2NT only forcing enquiry, change of suit by partner non forcing
Over 2nt ask by responder , 3clubs shows hearts with a singleton or void in the hand
               3 diamonds show spades with a singleton or void in hand
               next suit bid asks ptnr to bid singleton
               3 hearts shows no shortage
               3 spades shows no shortage

Over 2nt rebid from opener 3C asks for 5 card suit

Over 2nt bid    3 diamonds transfer to hearts
                 3 hearts transfer to spades
                 3 spades shows 5s + 4h

OPENING 2 SPADES
Shows 5/5 maj minor 6-10pts responder 2NT enquiry for other suit, may be weak or
strong.

OPENING 2 HEARTS
Shows 5/5 maj minor response as for 2 spade opening
2nt only forcing bid (as above)
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Any bid by partner is non forcing

OPENING 2NT
20-20 flat

OPENING 3 CLUBS = 6-10 6+ clubs
OPENING 3 DIAMONDS same as clubs
OPENING 3 HEARTS / 3 SPADES 6-10/ 7 card suit

OPENING 3NT = gambling (long minor) will not have an outside Ace or King
Responses : 4 clubs to play or correct
OPENING 4 clubs - Preemptive in clubs
OPENING 4 diamonds – Preemptive in diamonds
OPENING 4 hearts is more preemptive will not hold more than 1 ace in the hand
OPENING 4 spades is more preemptive will not hold more than 1 ace in the hand


OPENING 4NT
= specific ace ask
Responses:
5C no ace
5D/5H/5S = Ace of that suit
5NT = Ace of clubs
6C = any 2 aces

Opening 5c/5d/5h/5s all 8+ card suit preemptive

DEFENSIVE AND COMPETITIVE BIDDING
Overcalls very competitive when non vul 5-15 hcp 4+ suit (usually 5) If you have 16+ pts
x first and when partner bids his suit you then bid your 5+ card suit

We use unassuming cue bids to test the strength of the overcall, and agrees fit if a major
suit. May also but not necessarily have a fit with minor.
Bid of the opponents suit asks about the overcall, any other bid is non forcing and may be
passed, second suit from overcaller shows a second suit.
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INTERMEDIATE JUMP OVERCALLS but non-vul against vul – 6-10pts weak
Vulnerable against vul – 11-15 pts
Non-vul. against non-vul 11-15 pts

In 4th seat x = 15+ any shape 1NT = 10-14 balancing and no 5 card suit – A suit bid can
be headed by J and is a 5 card suit
INT overcall = 15 – 17 and transfers, stayman and lebensohl apply. All x’s are penalties

DIRECT AND JUMP CUE BIDS:
MICHAELS - cue of ops suit shows 5 of other ranked suit and 5 of either rank unbid suit
 Always constructive with at least 11 points in high cards in the suits
Defence against NT opener (strong or weak)
2 Clubs – majors
2 Diamonds – has at least a 5+ card major
2H or 2S, shows 4 of major with longer minor

Versus preemptive bids
X = 15+ any shape
NT bid shows 15+ flat
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Over opponents take out double
XX = 10+ pts subsequent x penalties and no fit with partner’s bid
Jumps preemptive

OPENING LEADS
Against no trumps we lead small card we like the suit and request it be returned
It may be 5 to the 8, but the hand has the entries to establish the suit.
We play reverse attitude discards
A lead of an ace/queen or jack asks for reverse attitude signal
A lead of a king against NT asks for unblock or reverse count (only against NT)
Our first discard is always reverse attitude
Opening lead against a suit we lead reverse attitude small card promising at least 1
honour

ROMAN KEYCARD 41-30

SUPER ACCEPT
1NT – 2D/2h (showing 5 h/s)
with 4 card support and minimum bid 3
with max. and 4 card support bid useless doubleton and if no doubleton bid 2nt

								
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