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VIKING Precision Club

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2004 version

Glen Groetheim

Glen Groetheim

Terje Aa

Terje Aa

2007 version

Glen Groetheim

Glen Groetheim

Ulf Tundal

Ulf Tundal

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2004

1=16+HcP,ANY

1=11-15HcP,1+

1=11-15HcP,5+

1=11-15HcP,5+

1NT=Bal,both MAJOR OK

    non-VULN,1-2 seat:10-12HcP

        VULN,ALL seat:14-16HcP

2=11-15HcP,Good,6 or 5+ + a MAJOR

2=11-15HcP,4441,ANY short

2=5-10HcP,5-5 dist

       *+,

    *+

    *+

2=6-10HcP,6,Good,No 4card MAJOR else

2NT=5-10HcP,5-5 dist

       *+

    *+

    *+

3=6+,preempt,6-7 tricks

3=6+,preempt,6-7 tricks

3=6+,preempt,6-7 tricks

3=6+,preempt,6-7 tricks

3NT=7card minor,Good

4=10-14HcP,7-8,Namyats

4=10-14HcP,7-8,Namyats

4=8+,7-8 tricks

4=8+,7-8 tricks

5=8-9,8+ tricks

5=8-9,8+ tricks

 2007

1=16+HcP,ANY

1=11-16HcP,1+

1=9-15HcP,5+

1=9-15HcP,5+

1NT=14-16HcP,bal,5/6 OK

2=FAV.:9-15HcP,6+

    else:11-15HcP,6+

    Can be 5 if 4-4-0-5

2=*2-11HcP,5/5

    *28-29HcP,bal

2=FAV.:2-8HcP,4+ + 4+

    else:5-10HcP,6+

2=5-10HcP,6+

2NT=9-12HcP,5 + 5minor

3=6+,preempt,6-7 tricks

3=6+,preempt,6-7 tricks

3=6+,preempt,6-7 tricks

3=6+,preempt,6-7 tricks

3NT=7card minor,Good

4=10-14HcP,7-8,Namyats

4=10-14HcP,7-8,Namyats

4=8+,7-8 tricks

4=8+,7-8 tricks

5=8-9,8+ tricks

5=8-9,8+ tricks

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Leads(suit):3/5

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

K=AK,KQx(x),KQT9(x)

Q=Qx,QJx(x),AQJx(x)

J=Jx,J10x(x),HJTx

10=10x,109x(x),H109x

9=9x,98x(x)

Hi-x=High from xx or 3rd/even

Lo-x=Low from odd

Leads(NT):3/5

A=Ax(x),AKx(x)

K=KQx(x),AKJT(x)

Q=Qx,QJx(x),KQT9(x),AQJ(t)x

J=Jx,JTx(x),HT9(x)

10=Tx,T9x(x),HT9x

9=9x,98x(x)

Hi-x=High from xx or 3rd/even

Lo-x=Low from odd

Signals to partners lead:

1.Low=Encourage

2.Low=odd

Signals to declarers lead:

vs suits:

1.Low=odd

vs NT:

1.Smith/count

Discards:

1.Low=Encourage

2.Low=odd

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This is the book for 2004 version.

You will notice the 2007 is not at all compatitible. The main differences are:

  • Transfer positive after 1C openings
  • Alternative slam approach - much like polish pass-systems
  • Alternative preempts
  • Solid interference handle
  • Alternative defense

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2004

Viking Precision Club 2004

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

Convention card + notes

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2007

Viking Precision Club 2007

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

Convention card + notes

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Relay sequences

After explorering the basic nature via relays the full distribution is determined via some special fetures, ASK remain

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5-4 pickup relay

After response of at least 5-4 distribution.

Pickup relay find the distribution

STEPS for suits

Option for 5-5/6-5

1=6-4 or 7-4

2=5-5

3=5-4-2-2

4=5-4-1-3

5=5-4-3-1

6=6-5

7=5-4-0-4

8=5-4-4-0

2004:NEXT=#ASK aces

2007:Continue=#Handle

STEPS for suits

No 5-5/6-5 possible

1=6-4 or 7-4

2=5-4-2-2

3=5-4-1-3

4=5-4-3-1

5=5-4-0-4

6=5-4-4-0

2004:NEXT=#ASK aces

2007:Continue=#Handle

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5-4 pickup relay

After response of at least 5-4 distribution.

Pickup relay find the distribution

STEPS for suits

Option for 5-5/6-5

1=mininum 4 point range

2=6-4 or 7-4,MAX

3=5-5,MAX

4=5-4-2-2,MAXIMUM

5=5-4-1-3,MAXIMUM

6=5-4-3-1,MAXIMUM

7=6-5,MAXIMUM

8=5-4-0-4,MAXIMUM

9=5-4-4-0,MAXIMUM

STEPS for suits

If minimum has been shown,NEXT=repeat for the lower 4 point level

1=6-4 or 7-4,minimum

2=5-5,minimum

3=5-4-2-2,minimum

4=5-4-1-3,minimum

5=5-4-3-1,minimum

6=6-5,minimum

7=5-4-0-4,minimum

8=5-4-4-0,minimum

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5-4 pickup relay

After response of at least 5-4 distribution.

Pickup relay find the distribution

STEPS for suits

2=5-5

3=5-4-2-2

4=5-4-1-3

5=5-4-3-1

2004:NEXT=#ASK aces

2007:Continue=#Handle

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Sidestep relay 4-4

After response of 4-4

Sidestep find remaining distribution

STEPS for suits

1=2 highest – 3 lowest

2=3 highest – 2 lowest

3=1 highest – 4 lowest

4=4 highest – 1 lowest

2004:NEXT=#ASK aces

2007:Continue=#Handle

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Sidestep relay 5-4

After response of 5-4

Sidestep find remaining distribution

STEPS for suits

1=minimum

  • NEXT=#ASK remain
  • STEPS for suits
  • 1=2-2
    • NEXT=#ASK remain
    • STEPS for suits
    • 1=4 highest – 5 lowest
    • 2=5 highest – 4 lowest
    • 2004:NEXT=#ASK aces
    • 2007:Continue=#Handle
  • 2=1 highest – 3 lowest
  • 3=3 highest – 1 lowest
  • 4=0 highest – 4 lowest
  • 5=4 highest – 0 lowest
  • 2004:NEXT=#ASK aces
  • 2007:Continue=#Handle

2=2-2

  • NEXT=#ASK remain
  • STEPS for suits
  • 1=4 highest – 5 lowest
  • 2=5 highest – 4 lowest
  • 2004:NEXT=#ASK aces
  • 2007:Continue=#Handle

3=1 highest – 3 lowest

4=3 highest – 1 lowest

5=0 highest – 4 lowest

6=4 highest – 0 lowest

2004:NEXT=#ASK aces

2007:Continue=#Handle

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Sidestep relay 5-5,6-4

After response of 5-5 or 6-4 or at least 10 cards in 2 suits.

Sidestep find remaining distribution

STEPS for suits

1=minimum

  • NEXT=#ASK remain
  • 1=1 highest – 2 lowest
  • 2=2 highest – 1 lowest
  • 3=0 highest – 3 lowest
  • 4=3 highest – 0 lowest
  • 5=1 highest – 1 lowest
  • 6=0 highest – 1 lowest
  • 7=1 highest – 0 lowest
  • 2004:NEXT=#ASK aces
  • 2007:Continue=#Handle

2=1 highest – 2 lowest

3=2 highest – 1 lowest

4=0 highest – 3 lowest

5=3 highest – 0 lowest

6=1 highest – 1 lowest

7=0 highest – 1 lowest

8=1 highest – 0 lowest

2004:NEXT=#ASK aces

2007:Continue=#Handle

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Sidestep relay 5-5,6-4

After response of 5-5 or 6-4 or at least 10 cards in 2 suits.

Sidestep find remaining distribution

STEPS for suits

1=1 highest – 1 lowest

2=0 highest – 1 lowest

3=1 highest – 0 lowest

2004:4NT=Blackwood

2007:Continue=#Handle

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Sidestep relay 6-3-2-2

After response of 6322 distribution – 1-suiter.

Sidestep find the 3 card suit

STEPS for suits

1=3 in lowest suit

2=3 in middle suit

3=3 in highest suit

2004:NEXT=#ASK aces

2007:Continue=#Handle

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Sidestep relay 6-6

After response of 5-5 or 6-4 or at least 10 cards in 2 suits.

Sidestep find remaining distribution

STEPS for suits

1=0 highest – 1 lowest

2=1 highest – 0 lowest

2004:4NT=Blackwood

2007:Continue=#Handle

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Six-shooter relay

After response of a 6 carder with NO 4cd sidesuit.

STEPS for suits

3NT=7-2-2-2

1-6 below cannot be 3NT

1=6-3-2-2

  • NEXT=#3where?
  • 1=3 in lowest suit
  • 2=3 in middle suit
  • 3=3 in highest suit
  • 2004:NEXT=#ASK aces
  • 2007:Continue=#Handle

2=6-3-3-1

  • NEXT=#1where?
  • STEPS for suits
  • 1=Short in lowest suit
  • 2=Short in middle suit
  • 3=Short in highest suit
  • 2004:NEXT=#ASK aces
  • 2007:Continue=#Handle

3=7-3-2-1

  • NEXT=#1where?
  • STEPS for suits
  • 1=Short in lowest suit
  • 2=Short in middle suit
  • 3=Short in highest suit
  • 2004:NEXT=#ASK aces
  • 2007:Continue=#Handle

4=7-3-3-0,void in lowest suit

5=7-3-3-0,void in middle suit

6=7-3-3-0,void in highest suit

2004:NEXT=#ASK aces

2007:Continue=#Handle

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Splinter relay

After response of a hand containing shortage. Splinter find the short suit

STEPS for suits

1=Short in lowest suit

2=Short in middle suit

3=Short in highest suit

2004:NEXT=#ASK aces

2007:Continue=#Handle

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2004

ASK aces

CRASH for aces

After exact distribution is known NEXT will ask for aces(CRASH)

STEPS(2-3-4 level)

1=1/4 aces

2=0/3 aces

3=2 aces,same color(RED/BLACK)

4=2 aces,same rank(minor/MAJOR)

5=2 aces,+ or +

NEXT will now ask for kings(CRASH)

NEXT will now ask for queens(CRASH)

STEPS(5-6 level)

1=0/3 aces

2=1/4 aces

3=2 aces,same color(RED/BLACK)

4=2 aces,same rank(minor/MAJOR)

5=2 aces,+ or +

NEXT will now ask for kings(CRASH)

NEXT will now ask for queens(CRASH)

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2007

Continue if 4 or below

3NT=Signoff

4=END signal

  • 4-4=Forced relay
  • 4-4-Pass=Signoff
  • 4-4-4=Signoff
  • If 3NT possible: 4-4-4NT=RKCB 03/14
  • If 3NT NOT possible: 4-4-4NT=Signoff
  • 4-4-5=Signoff

4NT=#RKCB 03/14

1.suit=Slam try,longest

2.suit=Slam try,2.longest

3.suit=Slam try,3.longest

4.suit=Slam try,shortest

5.suit=#Blackwood,03/14

If equal length then in order:

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Slam try responses:

NT=Low number of controls

CUE=Expected number of controls

TRUMP=Extra number of controls

 

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2007

Continue if 4 or higher

Game=Signoff

4NT=#RKCB 03/14

else CUE continue

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