Translated by Daniel Neill August 2003.

Source: http://www.bartnik.zwm.punkt.pl/bridge-forum/brydz/superlambda/index.html

Poster: Longin Bartnik

Dan-note: No notes on interference in relays or on many non-relays.

Pass = any 13+ HCP hand (pass with 3 aces too; also, 13-14 balanced may open either 1§ or 1NT)

1§ = multi-meaning

- 8-12 balanced (all 5332 included)

- 10-12 any 7-crd suit

1¨ = any 0-7 (not Ace and King) that can't preempt

1© = 8-12 HCP, multi-meaning

- 5-4+ black-red

- any 4441

- 5440 where void is same rank as 5-crd suit

1ª = 8-12 HCP 5-4+ in same color

1N = 12-14 balanced

2§ = 5-9, one 6-crd minor

2¨ = 10-12, one 6-crd major with no side suit

2© = 5-9, one 6-crd major

2ª = 10-12, one good 6-crd minor with no side suit

2N = 5-7 HCP, 5-5 minors *or*
7+crd major 8.5 tricks

3Y = preemptive

3N = gambling

4§/¨ = 9 tricks in ©/ª

4©/ª = preemptive

*** 13-14 Balanced can choose to open 1****§ or 1NT**

Responses:

1§ = multi-meaning

- 7-11 balanced

- 9-11 any solid 6-crd suit

- 9-11 any 7-crd suit

- any 12+ hand

1¨ = 13-17 NT, or 15-17 any 7-crd suit, or any 18+ HCP

1© = 12+ any dist

1ª = any 18+ dist

1N = balanced, even 5332

2§ = asks

2¨ = any 5332

2© = asks

2ª/N/3§ = 5§/¨/©

relay = asks l/m/h doub.

3¨/©/ª = 5ª l/m/h doubleton

2© = any 4333

2ª = asks ascending 4-crd'ers

2ª = 4-4 non-touching (2N asks bid tripleton)

2N = 4-4 colored (3§ asks ascending tripleton)

3Y = tripleton in 4432 same rank

2Y = 5+ suit, not 5332

2N = any 4441 (3§ asks ascending singleton)

3Y = solid 7-crd suit

1N = 13-17 NT, no 5-crder

2§ = asks

2¨ = 13-15 any 4432 (2© asks for shapes as below)

2© = 13-17 any 4333

2ª asks

2N = 13-15 (3§ asks ascending 4-crders)

3Y = 4-crder 15-17

2ª = 15-17 4-4 non-touching (2N asks ascending 3-crder)

2N = 15-17 4-4 reds or blacks (3§ asks ascending 3-crder)

3Y = 15-17 tripleton of 4-4 same rank

2Y = 13-17 5332

2¨ (in case of clubs, step up for others) = asks

2© = 13-15 (2ª asks l/m/h doub)

2ª/N/3§ = 15-17 l/m/h doub

2N = 15-17, any weak 7-crd suit

3Y = 15-17, good 7-crd suit

1ª = 7-11, xfer to NT (no 5-crder)

2§ = asks

2¨ = 7-9 any 4432 (2© asks shapes as below)

2© = 7-11 any 4333

2ª = asks

2N = 7-9 any 4333 (3§ asks ascending 4-crder)

3Y = 9-11 4-crds in suit bid

2ª = 9-11 4-4 non-touching (2N asks bid tripleton)

2N = 9-11 4-4 colored (3§ asks ascending tripleton)

3Y = 9-11 tripleton in 4-4 same rank

1N/2§/2¨/2© = transfers, 7-11 5§/¨/©/ª -(332)

2¨ asks (club case, step up for other cases)

2© = 7-9 (2ª asks l/m/h doubleton)

2ª/N/3§ = 9-11 l/m/h doubleton

2ª = 9-11, any solid 6-crd suit (2N asks which)

2N = 9-11, any weak 7-crd suit (3§ asks which... 3N = §)

3Y
= 9-11, good 7-crd suit

1© = 13-17 HCP and (5-4+ non-touching, or any 4441, or any 5440 with void of rank of 5-crder)

(see P-1© cont's)

1ª = 13-17, any 5-4+ reds or blacks (see 1ª opening cont's)

1N = 13-17 any 5-4+ majors or minors (see P-1N cont's)

2Y = 13-17 6-crder, no side suit (see P-2Y cont's)

2N = 13-15 any bad 7-crder

3Y = 13-15, good 7-crder

1¨ = 0-6 any hand (see 1¨ opener cont's)

1© = 7-11 HCP, with

- 5-4+ non-touching suits

- any 4441

- any 5440 with void same rank as 5-crder

1ª = relay

1N = 4441's or 5440's

2§ = asks

2¨/©/ª/N = 7-11 short ©/ª/§/¨

2© (over 2¨, step up for others) = relay

2ª = 7-9 4144

2N = 9-11 4144

3§ = 7-9 5044? (see below)

3¨ = 9-11 5044

3§/¨/©/ª = 9-11, 5-crder in 5440

2§ = 7-11 5§-4©, or 7-9 6§-4© (2N asks 5-4 scheme)

2¨ = 7-11 5¨-4ª, or 7-9 6¨-4ª (2N asks 5-4 scheme)

2© = 7-11 5©-4§, or 7-9 6©-4§ ("")

2ª = 7-11 5ª-4¨, or 7-9 6ª-4¨ ("")

2N = 7-11 5-5 nontouching (3§ asks: cheap 2 suits are 7-9, higher 2 suits 9-11)

3§ = 9-11 6§-4© (rel for hising/losing/hivoid/lovoid)

3¨ = 9-11 6¨-4ª (rel for hising/losing/lovoid and hivoid[4© endsignal])

3© = 9-11 6©-4§ (rel for hising/losing and hivoid/lovoid[4ª RKC for ©] or set § with 4§)

3ª/N = 9-11 6ª-4¨, h/l short

4§ = sets ª (then ask yes/no void with non-4ª relay RKC for ª)

4¨ = sets ¨ (then ask yes/no void with 4ª to play and 4N RKC for ¨)

1N = natural, discouraging

2§/¨/©/ª = minimum, discouraging, NF

2N = fast ask for the cheapest suit

3Y = natural, invitational

3N = fast ask for the cheapest suit

1ª = 7-11 5-4+ same color ( see 1ª opener for rebids)

1N = 7-11 5-4+ majors or minors

2§ = asks

2¨ = minors, not max 6-4

2© = asks

2ª = 7-11 5§-4¨ scheme

2N = 7-11 5-5

3§ = asks

3¨ = 7-9, not 3055 (3© asks hising/losing/hivoid)

3© = 9-11 3055 (3ª asks min/max)

3ª/N/4§ = 9-11 hising/losing/hivoid

3§+ = 5¨-4§ scheme

2© = 7-11 5©-4ª or 7-9 6©-4ª

2N = asks

3§ = 7-9 5-4 (3¨ asks shapes below)

3¨ = 7-9 6-4 (majors scheme)

3©/ª/N = 9-11 5-4 n/h/l sing

4§/¨ = 9-11 5440 hi void / lo void

2ª = 7-11 5ª-4© or 7-9 6ª-4© (2N asks as after 2©)

2N = 7-11 5-5 majors (3§ asks as after 5-5 minors above)

3§ = 9-11 6§-4¨ (hs/ls/hv/lv)

3¨ = 9-11 6¨-4§ (hs/ls/hv and lv[4© endsignal])

3© = 9-11 6©-4ª (relay sets ¨ and asks hs/ls/hv/lv [cheapest non-4ª RKC for ª], others cue for ©)

3ª/N = 9-11 6ª-4© h/l shortage (see 6-4 majors)

2§/¨/©/ª = 7-11 6-crds, no side suit

2¨ (over 2§, step up for others) = asks

2© = 7-9 (2ª asks n/l/m/h shortage. After no shortage, rel asks l/m/h tripleton)

2ª = 9-11 6322 (rel asks l/m/h tripleton)

2N/3§/3¨ = 9-11 l/m/h sing

2N = 7-9, any weak 7-crd suit (3§ asks for suit, NT = §)

3Y = 7-9, good 7-crd suit

3N = any solid 7-crd suit

Responses:

1¨ = 13+ relay

1© = 8-12 4©

2§ = asks

2¨ = 8-10 4-4 (2© relays for shapes below)

2© = 8-12 3433 (relay for min/max)

2ª = 10-12, 4-4 nontouching (relay for ascending tripletons)

2N = 10-12, 4-4 reds or blacks (relay for ascending tripletons)

3§/¨ = 10-12, 4-4 same rank, ascending tripletons

1ª = 8-12 4ª

2§ = asks (see above structure without the 4-4 same rank, exactly the same otherwise)

1N = 8-12 no 4-crd major or any 5-crder

2§ = asks

2¨ = 8-10 4-4 minors (rel for shapes below)

2© = 8-12 4m333

2ª = asks

2N = 8-10 (rel for ascending 4-crders)

3§/¨ = 10-12 4-crders

2ª/N = 10-12 4-4 minors ascending tripletons

2Y = 8-12, 5332

2¨ relay (adjust for others) = asks

2© = 8-10 (rel for l/m/h doubleton)

2ª/N/3§ = 10-12 l/m/h doubleton

2N = 10-12 any weak 7-crd suit (3§ asks for it)

3Y = 10-12, good 7-crd suit

2N = 5-5 minors preemptive, or a 7-crd major, invit

1© = 0-12 HCP, 4+ suit

2§ = 10-12 3©

2¨ = 10-12 4©

2© = 8-10 4©

1ª = 0-12 HCP, 4+ suit

2§/¨/ª as above

1N = 7-12 no major

2m = 0-12 HCP, 5+ suit

2M = preempitve, 5+ suit

2N = minor preempt, *or*
16+ bal with 1+ majors

3m = invite to 3N with good suit

Responses:

1©/ª = up to 21 HCP, 3+ cards

1N = 19-21

2§ = standard strong 2§

2¨ = double-negative, or max balanced that doesn't want to declare NT

2©/ª = max, 5+ suit

2N = max, bal (3§ = transfer stayman)

3§/¨ = max 5+ suit

2¨ = weak Multi, one major

2©/ª = constructive 6+ suit

2N = weak minor preempt or constructive major preempt

3§/¨ = constructive

3©/ª = preemptive

Responses:

1ª = relay

1N = majors or minors

2§ = asks (see P-1N)

2§ = non-touching, 5m-4M

2¨ = asks

2© = 4©-5§

2ª = 4ª-5¨ (follow 5-4 scheme)

2¨ = 3-suiters

2© = asks

2ª = min, not short §

2N = asks

3§/¨ = short ¨/© (rel asks 4441/4405)

3©/ª = short ª 4441/0544

2N = short § min or max

3§ = asks

3¨ = sing/SING/void/VOID

3§/¨ = max short ¨/© (rel asks 4441/4405)

3©/ª = max short ª 4441/4405

2©/ª = non-touching 5M-4m (follow 5-4 scheme)

2N = 5-5 non-touching (relay for natural min/min/max/max)

3§ = 9-11 6§-4© (hs/ls/hv/lv)

3¨ = 9-11 6¨-4ª (hs/ls/lv and hv[4© end-signal])

3© = 9-11 6©-4§ (rel agrees © asks hs/ls and hv/lv [4ª RKC for ©], 4§ sets §)

3ª/N = 9-11 6ª-4¨ h/l shortage (ask y/n void via 4§ sets ª, 4¨ sets ¨ [but 4ª still signoff])

1N = to play if non-touching suits

2Y = nat NF

2N = quick-ask for cheapest suit (must be 4-4 reds or blacks at least)

Responses:

1N = relay

2§ = 8-12 5§-4ª or 8-10 6§-4ª

2N = ask

3§ = 5-4 minimum (3¨ asks for n/h/l shortage)

3¨ = 6-4 minimum (3© asks hising/losing/lovoid/hivoid)

3©/ª/N = 5-4 maximum n/h/l shortage

2¨ = 8-12 5¨-4© or 8-10 6¨-4© (see above)

2© = 8-12 5©-4¨ or 8-10 6©-4¨ (see above)

2ª = 8-12 5ª-4§ or 8-10 6ª-4§ (see above)

2N = 8-12, 5-5 reds or blacks

3§ = asks

3¨/© = reds min/max

3ª/N = blacks min/max

3§ = 10-12 6§-4ª (hs/ls/hv/lv)

3¨ = 10-12 6¨-4© (hs/ls/lv and hv[4© to play, 4ª end-signal, others spiral RKC])

3© = 10-12 6©-4¨ (rel sets © asks hs/ls and hv/lv[4ª RKC], 4¨ sets ¨)

3ª/N = 10-12 6ª-4§ h/l shortage (ask y/n void via 4§ sets ª, 4¨ sets §[4ª signoff though])

2Y = strong suggestion to play

2N = fast ask for cheapest suit (guarantees a 4-crd fit)

Responses

2§ = Stayman

2red = transfer

2ª = transfer to §, *or* invite to 3N

2N = transfer to ¨

3§ = 5-5 minors weak

3¨ = 5-5 *majors*
GF

3© = 5-5 majors invit

3ª = 5-5 *minors*
GF

3N = to play

4§ = Gerber

4¨/© = texas

4N = invit

1N-

2§

2¨ = no major

2© = weak 4-crds unalanced, looking for best partial

2ª = preference (2N = 1444, 3m = 5crds)

2ª = weak 4-crds unbalanced

2N = invite

3§ = re-stayman

3¨ = 4-5¨ 1-suiter (3© asks 4/5 ¨)

3© = 4-5§ 1-suiter (3ª asks 4/5 §)

3ª/N = tripleton ª/© in 4432

3M = smolen (with 6-4, can transfer to 6-crd over 3N signoff)

2© = cheapest major

2ª = weak 4-crds unbalanced (4144 or 4-5m)

2N = invite

3§ = re-stayman

3¨ = 4¨ (3© asks ª/§ tripleton)

3© = 3433

3ª/N = 4ª/§

3¨ = © fit, natural (3N could be better)

2ª = cheapest major

2N = invite

3§ = re-stayman

3¨ = 4¨ (3© asks l/h tripleton)

3© = 4§-3©

3ª = 4333

3N = 4§-3¨

3© = ª fit, natural (3N could be better)

2¨

2© = normal (2ª/N = invite, 3m = forcing)

2N = max, HHx or better © (re-transfers and 3© shows ¨)

3§ = max, Hxxx or better © (re-transfer)

3© = min, 4©

2©

see 2¨, but 3© rebid is invite

2ª

2N/3§ = min/max

2N

3§ = max with fit

3¨ = normal

**Runouts when doubled**

It is almost obligatory to remove 1N with 0-3 HCP when the enemy doubles. This is done through Stayman or transfers.

Over a direct double:

Pass = forces XX, then

Pass = to play, sets up forcing pass

2m = §-M or ¨-ª

2M = 5M-4§-3¨

XX = forces 2§, then

Pass = § or 444-1§ (when/if enemy doubles this, XX by responder shows the 3-suiter)

2¨/©/ª = to play (ª is mildly constructive)

2§/¨/© = lower of touching 4+-4+

2ª = weak to play

2N = any constructive 6+-5+

Over a balancing double, responder bids naturally or XX's to play.

**Natural Interference**

X = penalty

2 higher suit = to play

2N = lower signoff, or GF Stayman (eventually bid lower of M or cue[no stopper])

cue = asks stopper

3m = invite

3M = GF 5+ crds

Responses:

2¨ = frag ask

2© = 3©, not 3ª

2N = asks

3§/¨ = 6§/¨ no shortage

3©/ª = 6§/¨ short oM

2ª = 3ª, not 3© (2N asks as above)

2N = 3ª-3© (3§ asks §/¨ suit)

3m = 6m-3om-2-2

2M = NF but raisable with max and fit

2N = really weak invite, to play

3§/4§/5§ = p/c

3¨/©/ª = semiforcing

Responses:

2© = p/c

2ª = p/c, invite+ for ©

2N = relay

3§/¨ = ©/ª unbalanced (relay asks l/m/h short)

3M = nat, 6322

3N = solid suit

Responses:

2ª = p/c

2N = relay (see 2¨-2N)

Responses:

2N = invit opposite a max or very good suit

3§/4§/5§ = p/c

3¨ = relay

3©/ª = §/¨

3N = solid suit

3M = forcing

Responses:

4§/5§ = p/c to play

4¨ = strong shortage ask

4©/ª = shortage

4N = 7222

5m = natural, short other minor

4M = to play

4N = slam probe for extras

5m = natural

5M = 8-crd minor, void M

5N = 8-crd minor, no void

6m = 8-crd minor, void om

Responses:

4¨ = inquiry

4© = 7-crds

4ª = asks shortness

4N = no shortness

5§/¨/© = short §/¨/ª (5ª asks if it's a void: no/yes)

4ª = 8-crds (4N asks for shortness as above)

4N+ = 9-crds, void-showing as above, if any

After the above, a new suit at the 6-level (5N = ª) asks for the Queen of that suit for grand

4© = to play

As above, but 4N/5N is the second/third ask, and rebidding trumps is the 'no-shortness'.

In relay auctions, after complete or incomplete shape-showing, a break to 3N is to play, 4¨ is the end-signal to prepare a signoff (forces 4©), and other suit bids are spiral-RKC for (in steps) the longest-to-shortest suits (in case of tie, lowest is first).

RKC style is determined by strength range of the responder to the RKC:

6-11 HCP: 1, 1+Q, 0/3, 2, 2+Q

12+ HCP: 2/5, 1/4, 0/3, 2+Q, 3+Q

The next ask can be for whatever you want because I can't be sure of the translation of the recommended treatment. Since the level may be quite low, one possibility is a spiral scan (trump Q, side kings long-to-short, side queens long-to-short, trump J). Or normal RKC style cue-kings. Or maybe asking-bids (of which the recommended treatment I couldn't translate was one).

Restated from the detailed relays is the general shape-showing of 5-4+ (if 6-4 then min) shapes.

2N is always the relay, then:

3§ = 5-4 min (3¨ asks n/h/l short)

3¨ = 6-4 min (3© asks hising/losing [except 6-4 majors] and voids acc. to charts below)

3©+ = 5-4 max n/h/l short

6§-4¨ or 6¨-4§: h/l void (if © void, 4© end-signal, others spiral-RKC)

6§-4© or 6©-4§: l/h void (if ª void, 4© to play, 4ª end-signal, others spiral-RKC)

6§-4ª or 6ª-4§: l/h void (if © void, 4© end-signal, others spiral-RKC)

6¨-4© or 6©-4¨: l/h void (if ª void, 4© to play, 4ª end-signal, others spiral-RKC)

6¨-4ª or 6ª-4¨: l/h void (if © void, 4© end-signal, others spiral-RKC)

3ª = hi shortage

4§ = sets © (asks void/sing then signoff or Kickback for ©)

4¨ = sets ª (asks void/sing then signoff or Kickback for ª)

3N = lo shortage

4§/¨ as above