Saturday, January 28, 2012

3H/3S Pre-emptive


1. Open 3H/3S Pre-emptive


3/3♠ The Basics

3/3♠: Good 7 card suit, at most 2 losers opposite a singleton(with normal breaks). No more than an A or K outside suit. 6 playing tricks NV, 7 playing tricks Vul. Shouldn’t contain a void, a side 4 card suit nor more than 10 HCP.

Responder should evaluate hand based on playing tricks not HCP's

            3♠(over 3):special  CAB. Subsequent bids in a new suit are CAB.

            3N: Sign-off, opener must pass

            4§/4: special CAB. Subsequent bids in a new suit are special CAB.

            4/4♠: raise to game, either pre-emptive or with game-going values

            4/4♠(over 3 of OM): Sign-off

            4N: 30/14 exception to Kickback

            5/5♠: asks opener to bid 6 with good trump (two of top three)

            5N: Grand Slam Force (special responses) including after any bid but 4N

                        1st step 6§: missing 2 of top 3 honors (ie, has AJ, KJ or QJ)

                        2nd step 6: 2 of top 3 honors including Q (ie. AQ or KQ)

                        3rd step 6: Both A & K, missing Q

                        4th step 6♠: A, K & Q



Third Seat 3/3♠ Openings

3/3♠: Normal plus may have a weak 4 card minor or a void.

            4/4♠: raise to game, either pre-emptive or with game-going values

            5/5♠, 6/6♠: pre-emptive or sacrifice in competition



Fourth Seat 3/3♠ Openings

3/3♠: Good 7 or 8 card suit. Will have at least an A or K outside and 7½ or 8 playing tricks at all Vulnerabilities.

(Basically a 4/4♠ pre-emptive opener except can have more than one outside control.)

            4/4♠: raise to game, either pre-emptive or with game-going values

            5/5♠, 6/6♠: pre-emptive or sacrifice in competition



Opponents Compete over 3/3♠

            Double:

                        Redouble: 11+ HCP. Interest in penalizing opponents with a double(opener is invited to double an escape). Sufficient strength to make 3MXX. Usually will not have a good fit and be more suited for defence than offence.

                        Other bids remain same

            Overcall:

                        Double: Penalty

                        Other bids remain the same

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