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Standard American

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Richard Freeman

Richard Freeman

Nick Nickell

Nick Nickell

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1=12+cP,

   *Most:4-4 minors

   *12-15HcP,3

   *18+HcP,0-3

1=12+cP,(3)4+

    If 3:4432 dist

1=12+cP,5+

1=12+cP,5+

1NT=15-17(18)HcP,semi-bal,5/6 OK

2=STRONG,Round

2=5-11HcP,6

2=5-11HcP,6

2=5-11HcP,6

2NT=20-22HcP,bal

3=7+,

        VULN:Sound

    non-VULN:Light

3=7+,

        VULN:Sound

    non-VULN:Light

3=7+,

        VULN:Sound

    non-VULN:Light

3=7+,

        VULN:Sound

    non-VULN:Light

3NT=semi-Solid minor + side A or K

4=7+,Preempt

4=7+,Preempt

4=7+,Sound

4=7+,Sound

4NT=29-30HcP,bal

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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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