Supplementary Notes Noemia Castello Branco - Graça Poncioni

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3 Supplementary Notes Noemia Castello Branco - Graça Poncioni Note 1: Strong Support after 1minor-1major = BAL, 4-card supp 3 asks 3NT = BAL, others = = INV, 4-card supp 3 = 18-20, 4-card supp, shortness 4 = 13-15, 6 4, shortness 4 = 18-20, 4-card supp, shortness 4 = 13-15, 6 4, shortness = BAL, 4-card supp 3 asks 3NT = BAL, others = = 18-20, 4-card supp, shortness 3 = INV, 4-card supp 4 = 13-15, 6 4, shortness 4 = 18-20, 4-card supp, shortness 4 = 13-15, 6 4, shortness = INV, 4-card supp 3 = 18-20, 4-card supp with shortness or Balanced hand 4 = 18-20, 4-card supp, shortness 4 = 13-15, 6 4, shortness 4 = 13-15, 6 4, shortness NT = asks 4 = shortness 4 = = BAL = BAL, 4-card supp 3 asks 3NT = BAL, others = = INV, 4-card supp 4 = 18-20, 4-card supp, shortness 4 = 13-15, 6 4, shortness 4 = 18-20, 4-card supp, shortness 4 = 13-15, 6 4, shortness Note 2: 1-2 Sequence = all hands with 5+ (including BAL 18-20), except with 4 2 = 4 BAL 12-14, or = 4 BAL 12-14, or 6 5 2ST = or BAL = 4-card supp 3 = good hand w/solid suit 3 /3 = 4-card supp, shortness /, 14/15+ HCP 3ST = = 4-card supp, slam hand 1 2 2NT 3 = 15+, asks 3 = = 4 BAL = 4 BAL ST =

4 Note 3: 1-2 Sequence = 6+ GF or , 2 asks. 2 2NT = 1-suited, no singleton 3 = 1-suited, = 1-suited, shortness 3 = 1-suited, shortness 3 = 1-suited, shortness Note 4: 2-2 Sequence /2 /3 /3 = NAT 2ST = BAL /3 = solid suit 3ST = BAL = = = = Note 5: High Level Bidding Slam Approaching - Responses to RKC 4NT 5 = 0-3 Keycards 5 = 1-4 Keycards 5 = 2 Keycards 5 = 2 Keycards + Q of trumps 5NT = 0-2 Keycards + a void 6-level = 1-3 Keycards + a void After 4NT: - 5NT promises all Keycards + the Queen of trumps and is Grand Slam invitation, 6 = 0-3 Kings, 6 = 1 King, 6 = 2 Kings. - Trump-Queen asking: 5 trump suit = no Q, 6 Trump suit = Q no outside Kind, Others = Q + outside King - Responses to EKB 1 st step = 0 keycard 2 nd step = 1 keycard 3 rd step = 2 keycards 4 th step = 3 keycards - Cue-bidding A cue-bid normally shows control(a,k,void or sing). If a cue-bid is doubled: pass by partner shows weakness or waiting bid, redouble = first control, continue cue-bidding shows support for the doubled cue-bid (Queen or singleton) and return to trump suit = sign-off with no support for the doubled cue-bid. If partner pass over the doubled cue-bid: redouble = first control, continue cue-bidding shows KQ or singleton, return to trump suit = Rx(+). - In the sequence 1M-(3X): 4 = ART and shows good hand with support without control in opponent suit, 4 = ART and shows good hand with support and with control in opponent suit. - When 4NT is not RKC? - Over a NT bidding by partner (exceptions when there is a clear trump established) - When there is no clear fit established (Ex.: NT) 2

5 - RKC After interference - Interference of 5 or 5 (Trump agreed or ) - Pass = Double = st step = 2-2 nd step = 2 with the Queen - Interference of 5 or 5 (Or trump agreed or ) - Pass = odd - Double = even - Over double - Pass = Double = = 2-5 = 2 with the queen Note 6: LEBENSOHL AGREEMENT (2M)-DBL-(Pass)-? - 2NT forces to 3 (doubler with very strong hand may bid another suit), then: Pass = to play in 3 = to play 3 (over a 2 opening)= to play 3 (over a 2 opening) = Invitation with 4 Cue-bid = GF with one or two minors 3NT = 4-cards in the other major with stopper 4 /4 = natural, slam invitation 4 /4 = natural, slam invitation, NF - 3-suit = Invitational, Jump in a suit bellow game = invitation - Cue-bid = 4-cards in the other major no stopper,gf - 3NT = to play Note 7: After interference against our 1-suit opening a) Overcall - negative double thru 4-1m (x) cuebid = limit raise or better with 4+ card support - 1M (X) - cue-bid = limit raise or better with 3-card support - jump raise = PRE - jump shift = fit showing - 1M-(2m)-2NT = limit raise or better with 4-card support - 1 -(1 ) 2NT = limit raise or better with 4-card support - 1m-(1X)-2NT = NAT INV; - two-way Drury if available room. Ex.: 1 -(1 )-2 /2 by passed hand = 3/4 card support - New suit at 2-level = F1, may be weaker than 2/1 free bid b) Double of a minor opening bid - 1/1 = system on - 2-level bids = NF - jump-shift = fit showing - 2NT = limit raise or better - Redouble = 10+ HCP and forcing till 2NT or DBL the opponents c) Double of a major opening bid - 1 over 1 (DBL) = NAT with NT or above until raise = transfers - 2 over 1 (DBL) and 2 over 1 (DBL) = good raise - 2-raise = weak - 2NT = limit raise or better with 4 trumps 3

6 - jump-raise = PRE - jump shift = fit showing - Redouble = 10+ HCP and forcing till 2NT or DBL the opponents d) 1M-(2NT) showing minors - Double = penalty - 3 = limit raise or better - 3 = 5+OM competitive - Others = NAT e) 1M-(2M) showing OM + minor - pass = weak or for penaties - double = like single raise - 2NT = NAT, NF - 3-level raise = NAT competitive - Cue-bid in other major = limit raise or better - Others = NAT Note 8: After interference against our 1NT opening a) Double for penalties or good hand - RDBL = good hand, 7+ HCP - 2 /2 /2 /2 = NAT signoff - 2NT = 5-5 GF - 3 /3 /3 /3 = NAT PRE - 4 /4 /4 /4 = Texas to 4 /4 /4 /5 b) Artificial double - RDBL = weak hand, forces to 2 to signoff in a suit - PASS = may be good hand, if followed by double(normaly take-out) - Others SYSTEM ON c) Natural minor-suit overcall - DBL = take-out - 2-level suit = to play - 2NT or above = transfers, invitational or better(if transfer to opponent suit = 5-4 in the majors GF) - 4 /4 /4 /4 = Texas to 4 /4 /4 /5 d) Natural major-suit overcall - DBL = take-out - 2-level suit = to play - 2NT or above = transfers, invitational or better - Cue-bid = 4441 singleton opponent suit, GF - 3 other major = 4 cards with stopper, GF - 4 /4 /4 /4 = Texas to 4 /4 /4 /5 e) Artificial overcalls at 2-level - DBL = take-out - 2-level suit = to play - 2NT or above = transfers, invitational or better - 2-level cue-bid = 4 other major, invitation or better - 3-level cuebid = 4441 singleton opponent suit, GF - 3 Other major (3 over 2 showing or 3 over 2 showing ) = 4 cards with stopper,fg f) 2NT showing both minors - DBL = for penalty - 3 = Stayman - 3 /3 = transfers / invitational or better 4

7 g) Doubled Stayman - Pass = no stopper in (RDBL by responder = Stayman,others = NAT) - RDBL = 2 stoppers (responder 2NT = INV with or without major, 3 = Stayman GF) - Respond to Stayman = 1 stopper Note 9: Check-back Stayman 1m 1M 1NT? - 2 = forces to 2 to show INV hands or signoff - 2 = ART GF - 2NT = forces 3 to show 55 GF hands or signoff Note 10: Special 4 th suit sequences a) Reverse sequences -4 th suit at 2-level = ART minimum hand (5-7) b) 1m 1 1? c) 1 1 2? Examples: th suit at 3-level = ART and GF - 2 = forces to 2 to show INV hands or signoff - 2 = ART GF - 2NT = forces 3 to show 55 GF hands or signoff - 2 = forces 2 to show GF hands or signoff - Others = INV Note 11: Defense against 3NT Gambling - DBL = Penalty - 4 = 5M + 5m - 4 = = Natural - 4 = Natural Note 12: Defence against 2 /2 : Weak 5M + 5m - DBL = TO of that M or 20+ BAL - 2NT = (Transfers, 3S=STAY if 2S, 3D=STAY if 2H) - 3NT = tricks - CUE = stopper ask - others = NAT - 4m = 5m/5OM, FG - 4OM = NAT 5

8 Note 13: Defense against 2 "MULTI": weak 2M, with/without strong option - DBL = or 20+, usually BAL - BAL 2NT = (3 = Stayman, transfers, 3 = minors) - Overcalls = NAT - 3M = long suit,tricks (not strong) - 4m = that m+m/55+, FG - 4M = NAT - 4NT = minors, sound - Pass = neutral or good hand short in a major (2 )-DBL-(2M/3M/4M): Pass = NF, then DBL(over correction)=to DBL = Responsive 2NT = LEB others = constructive cue = first priority is notrump (2 )-P-(2M/3M/4M): Pass = NF, then DBL correction=to DBL = TO 2NT/3NT = NAT (transfers as above) others = NAT, long suit not strong if a jump (2 )-P-(2M)-P; (P): DBL = TO 2NT = minors or (over 2 ) m+ possible cue = strongish 2-suiter suit bids = less than immediate suit bids (2 )-P-(2 )-P; (2 ): as above (2 )-P-(2 )-P; (2 )-P-(P): DBL = TO of 2NT = minors or +m suits = NAT, lesser than immediate bids (2 )-P-(3M/4M)-P; (P): DBL = TO 4 = +m 4NT = minors or (over 4 ) m+ possible other = less than immediate suit bids (2 )-P-(2NT good hand, INQ): DBL is STR at least 4/3 Ms 6

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