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system KS (Kaplan - Sheinwold)

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Edgar Kaplan

Edgar Kaplan

Alfred Sheinwold

Alfred Sheinwold

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1=(12)15-19cP,3+

1=(12)15-19cP,3+

1=(12)15-19cP,5+

1=(12)15-19cP,5+

1NT=12-14HcP,bal

2=Any Game Force

2=9-11cP,6,exactly

    Semi-solid

    No side 3card MAJOR

2=9-11cP,6,exactly

    Semi-solid

    No side 4card MAJOR

2=9-11cP,6,exactly

    Semi-solid

    No side 4card MAJOR

2NT=20-21HcP,bal,5/6 OK

3=Weak,6-7

3=Weak,6-7

3=Weak,6-7

3=Weak,6-7

3NT=27-28HcP,bal

4=Weak,8+

4=Weak,8+

4=Weak,8+

4=Weak,8+

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Psych open:1-level

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- (4)5+cards

- 3-6 HcP

- No side Ace or King

Jump shift=GF

  Cheap open suit/NT=

  Psych open 

  Anything else=Normal open

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Opening-leads:
  • Opps: 4th
  • Partner: 3rd
  • Subsequent:Attitude
  • Then:J,T,9=0 or 2 higher

Leads(suit):

A=AKx(x)

K=AK,KQx(x)

Q=QJx(x)

J=JTx(x),KJTx(x)

10=T9x(x),AT9x(x),

KT9x(x),QT9x(x)

9=Short,Top of nothing

Hi-x=2 or 5/6 cards

Lo-x=3 or 4 cards

Leads(NT):

A=AKx(x),Aqx(x),Ax(x)

K=Asks for unblock or count

Q=QJTx(x),QJ9x(x),KQJx(x)

J=JTx(x),AQJx(x),KQJx(x)

10=T9x(x),AJTx(x),KJTx(x)

9=AT9x(x),KT9x(x),QT9x(x) or Top of nothing

Hi-x=Count

Lo-x=Count

Signals to partners lead:
  • High=Encourage

Signals to declarers lead:

  • Hi/Lo=even

Discards:

  • High=Encourage

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  • "How to play winning bridge" by Edgar Kaplan/Alfred Sheinwold(Collier Books, - New York,   1962 and later editions)

System KS - Kaplan/Sheinwold

System KS

  • Reading interference handle: Disable 'Constructive' in 'Settings'

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