Saturday, January 28, 2012

Opponents Double or compete at 1-level over 1C(CRASH included)


1.1.       Responses to 1C with interference


Should opponents double 1§ or overcall at the one level our system actually becomes more accurate. The methods used are very similar to the above methods, without interference. However, showing a major suit response shows at least a 5 card suit and 1♠ is used for balanced hands including poor 5 card minors(5m332). Over interference, you can still use 30/14 and if there is further interference use D0P1; doubling with 0/3 keycards. We have split balanced or flat hands into 9-14 HCP with stoppers, 10+ HCP without stoppers or 15+ HCP flat, 4 card majors are shown with these bids or the bid for 4441 hands. 2ª is bid to show (4441) except over 1 where 2© is used and 2ª is used to show (5440) hands. For so called traps, acts as though they are 9-14 HCP with a stopper. One level penalty doubles just aren’t profitable, possibly opp's will bid again and give an opportunity for a larger penalty. Over higher level interference bids have less accuracy, as your bidding at a higher level.

1.1.1.  Opponents overcall using Crash


This method does not show a suit, so no cue-bid is available and no specific suit needs to be stopped

Double: Two suits of same color

            Similar methods over a natural Double

            1ª: 8-13 HCP balanced (does not show specific suit stopped)

            2: 4-7 HCP and a decent unnamed 6 card major

            2: 8+ HCP (4441) distribution

            2ª:8+ HCP (4405) distribution, no 5 card major

            Other bids same as over natural double

1: Two suits of the same rank

            Similar methods over a natural 1

            1ª: 8-13 HCP balanced (does not show specific suit stopped)

            2§: 8+ HCP 5+ Diamonds

            Other bids same as over natural 1

1NT: Two suits of the same shape

            Pass: 0-4 HCP any shape or 5-7 HCP and no 5+ card suit

            Double: 8-10 or 14-15 HCP no 5+ card suit

            2 of suit: 5-7 HCP 5+ card suit

            2NT: 11-13 or 16+ HCP no 5+ card suit

            3 of suit 9+ HCP 5+ card suit

1.1.2.  Opponents Double 1C


Over Double: (assume shows both majors) There is no trap, with a 5 card major you show it!
Pass: 0 – 4 HCP
Redouble: 5-7 HCP or 8 HCP balanced (may have poor 5 card minor 5m332 dist.) with at most 1 major suit stopped
1: 5+ Hearts 8+ HCP, 1 is a 30/14 ask and does set trump as Hearts
1: 5+ Spades 8+ HCP, 1♠ is a 30/14 ask and does set trump as Spades
1♠: 8-13 HCP balanced with both major suits stopped. May have a weak 5 card minor.
1NT and 2§: Has same meaning and responses as with no double 
2: 9+ HCP flat (no 5 card suit) with at most 1 major suit stopped. For this bid 4♣ as a relay for 30/14 in other suits and 4: as 30/14 for Clubs (see sec. 19.7)                

2: 4-7 HCP and a decent 6 card major

            2♠/3/3♠: Pass or correct

            2NT: Forcing asking for description. 3§: Good hand with Hearts 3: Good hand with Spades

                                                                  3: Poor hand with Hearts    3ª: Poor hand with Spades

2♠: 8+ HCP (4441) dist.  
               2NT: ask for suit below singleton
                               Bidding of a suit below game is 30/14
                               Bidding the singleton is beta, 
                               3NT is to play
                               After Beta to find Q if trump, bidding 4NT asks to name the lowest suit responder is missing the Queen. If responder passed trump showing the Q opener bids 6 or 7. If that was trump opener will pass or bid 6 when they were looking for Grand. If that was not the trump suit opener bids 5 or 6 of the trump suit and responder raises one level with the Queen of trump
 
2NT and above: Have same meaning and use same responses as with no bid.



Bids after a 1♠: 8-13 HCP balanced with stoppers in both majors

Should a fit be found even through SAB, if opener bids the agreed suit below 3NT(not the relay suit) this is RKCB 30/14. This can occur even late into an auction. 

1NT: Transfer Stayman

2§: 8-10 HCP flat no 5 card suit. Opener may choose to directly bid 3NT instead of further relay to avoid giving information away with no chance of slam.

       2: Relay for exact distribution

               2: 4 Hearts, denies 4 Spades

                               2: relay for exact dist.; 2NT: 4 Clubs 3 Diamonds 2434 dist., 3♣:  4 Clubs 3 Spades

               3424 dist., 3: 4 Diamonds 3 Clubs 2443 dist., 3: 4 Diamonds 3 Spades 3442 dist.,

               3♠: 3433 dist.

            2♠: 4 Spades denies 4 Hearts

                        2NT: relay for dist.; 3♣: 4 Clubs, 3: 4 Diamonds 4243 dist., 3: 4 Diamonds 4342 dist. 

                                    3♠: 4333 dist.    Over 3♣: next step is relay for 3 card suit

            2NT: 4 Hearts and 4 Spades 3♣: is relay for 3 card suit

            3♣: 4 Clubs and 4 Diamonds 3: is relay for 3 card suit

            3♦: 4 Clubs 3334 distribution

            3: 4 Diamonds 3343 distribution

2: 11-13 HCP flat no 5 card suit

      2: Relay for exact distribution

               2♠: 4 Hearts, denies 4 Spades

                               2NT: relay for exact dist.; 3♣: 4 Clubs 3 Diamonds 2434 dist., 3:  4 Clubs 3 Spades

               3424 dist., 3: 4 Diamonds 3 Clubs 2443 dist., 3♠: 4 Diamonds 3 Spades 3442 dist.,

               3NT: 3433 dist.

            2NT: 4 Spades denies 4 Hearts

                        3♣: relay for dist.: 3: 4 Clubs 3: 4 Diamonds 4243 dist., 3♠: 4 Diamonds 4342 dist. 

                                    3NT: 4333 dist.

                                    Over 3: next step is relay for 3 card suit

            3♣: 4 Hearts and 4 Spades 3: is relay for 3 card suit

            3: 4 Clubs and 4 Diamonds 3: is relay for 3 card suit

            3♥: 4 Clubs 3334 distribution

            3♠: 4 Diamonds 3343 distribution

2: 5 Clubs 3325 dist. a weak suit, 2♠: is relay for HCP range

2ª: 5 Clubs 3235 dist. a weak suit 2NT: is relay for HCP range

2NT: 5 Clubs 2335 dist. a weak suit 3§: is relay for HCP range

3§: 5 Diamonds 3352 dist. a weak suit 3 is relay for HCP range

3: 5 Diamonds 3253 dist. a weak suit 3 is relay for HCP range

3: 5 Diamonds 2353 dist.  8-10 HCP 5 Clubs 2335 dist., a weak suit

3ª: 5 Diamonds 2353 dist.11-13 HCP 5 Clubs 2335 dist., a weak suit



2§/2/2/2ª: 5+ of that suit, SAB, show degree of support in 3rd and 4th

Over the above bids, bidding past 3NT; 4§ is a relay to next bid which is Kickback 30/14; 4: is Kickback for Clubs, 4NT is quantitative and other bids to play.

3§/3/3/3ª: 22+ HCP and a semi-solid 6+ card suit

3NT and other game contracts: to play



After a 2 response showing 9+ HCP flat(no 5 card suit)with at most 1 major suit stopper the bidding follows the methods below:

2: Relay for exact distribution
               2♠: 4 Hearts, denies 4 Spades
                               2NT: relay for exact dist.; 3♣: 4 Clubs 3 Diamonds 2434 dist., 3:  4 Clubs 3 Spades 3424 dist., 3: 4 Diamonds 3 Clubs 2443 dist., 3♠: 4 Diamonds 3 Spades 3442 dist., 3NT: 3433 dist.

                        3§: relay for HCP range; 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 etc. 

               2NT: 4 Spades denies 4 Hearts 
                               3♣: relay; 3: 4 Clubs 3: 4 Diamonds 4243 dist., 3♠: 4 Diamonds 4342 dist.  
                                              3NT: 4333 dist.
                                              Over 3: next step is relay for 3 card suit

                        3: relay for HCP range; 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 etc.

               3♣: 4 Hearts and 4 Spades 3: is relay for 3 card suit, 3 is relay for HCP range
               3:  4 Clubs and 4 Diamonds 3: is relay for 3 card suit, 3♠ is relay for HCP range
               3: 4 Clubs 3334 distribution
               3♠: 4 Diamonds 3343 distribution

            Where opener has gotten exact distribution below 3 can ask with lowest step for HCP range: steps 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 etc. Once opener has received distribution information and a further relay is available for dist. can instead bid the second step to relay for HCP range below 3NT, this has priority over a potential 30/14 ask.

2ª/2NT(for Hearts)/3§/3: 5+ of that suit, SAB, show degree of support if responder is a passed hand.

Over the above bids, bidding past 3NT; 4§ is a relay to next bid which is Kickback 30/14; 4: is Kickback for Clubs, 4NT is quantitative and other bids to play.

3/3ª/4§/4/: 22+ HCP and a semi-solid 6+ card suit

3NT and other game contracts: to play

A later 4§ is a relay to next bid which is Kickback 30/14; 4: is Kickback for Clubs, 4NT is quantitative and other bids to play

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1.1.3.  Opponents overcall 1 of a Suit


We make use of a similar system as over Double. Except pass show 0-8 HCP not 0-4. Double is stolen bid. We show semi-positives (4-7 HCP) with decent 6 card majors using a multi-2 over a 1 overcall and bidding 2ª over a 1 overcall. Over 1ª, 3will generally be a Heart preempt, but could be a solid major. With a trap, responder treats as a 8-13 HCP flat with a stopper. Opener can use transfer Stayman where 3/3/3ª show a trap with 9-10/11-13/14+ HCP. For trap over natural/SAB 2 bids responder with no fit jump in NT(8-10 HCP) or in the trap suit (11+ HCP).

Over 1§-1: assume this shows Diamonds

Pass: 0 – 7 HCP or 8 HCP flat (no 5 card suit) without stopper

Double: 5+ Hearts 8+ HCP GF, 1 is a 30/14 ask and does set trump as Hearts, ignore interference.

1: 5+ Spades 8+ HCP GF, 1♠ is 30/14 ask and does set trump as Spades, Ignore interference.

1♠: 8-13 HCP balanced(may have weak 5 card minor) with a stopper or a Diamond trap. The same rebids and responses(including SAB for an unpassed hand)are used here as over 1§-X-1ª except in answer to relay 2/2ª/2NT shows a Diamond trap of 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 etc. HCP.  (7-8/9-10/(11) for a passed hand) 3§/3/3 shows 5 Clubs 3325/3235/2335 dist., next step asks for HCP range. With a 5d332 show as trap. For this bid 4♣ as a relay for 30/14 in other suits and 4: as 30/14 for Clubs (see sec. 19.7)

1NT 5+ Clubs 8+ HCP GF, 2NT is a 30/14 ask and does set trump as Clubs. Ignore interference.

2§: 9+ HCP flat (no 5 card suit) without a stopper. Use 2as relay (see below) without interference. 2shows Hearts. For an unpassed a simple suit bid other than the relay bid is SAB.

2: 4-7 HCP and a decent 6 card major

            2/2ª and higher majors: are pass or correct and non-forcing. Paradox Raises

            2NT: Forcing asking for description. 3§: Good hand with Hearts 3: Good hand with Spades

                                                                  3: Poor hand with Hearts    3ª: Poor hand with Spades

            3§/3: Natural and forcing

2: 8+ HCP (4441) dist.

2♠: (5440) 8+ HCP, no 5 card major, GF

               2NT: ask
                               3♣: 5 Clubs and unnamed void
                                              3: ask for void
                                                             3: Spade void 
                                                             3♠: Diamond void 
                                                             3NT: Heart void 
                               3: 5 Diamonds and 4054 dist Heart void
                               3: 5 Diamonds and 0454 dist Spade void 
                               3♠: 5 Diamonds and 4450 dist Club void 
                                              Bidding of a suit below game is 30/14
                                              Bidding the void is Beta, 
                                              3NT is to play
                               After Beta to find Q of trump, bid 4NT, like over 4441 above

Higher bids: have same meaning as without interference



Bidding over 2§:

2: Relay for exact distribution

               2: 4 Hearts, denies 4 Spades

                               2♠: relay for exact dist.; 2NT: 4 Clubs 3 Diamonds 2434 dist., 3♣: 4 Clubs 3 Spades 3424 dist., 3:  4 Diamonds 3 Clubs 2443 dist., 3: 4 Diamonds 3 Spades 3442 dist., 3♠: 3433 dist.

                              2NT: relay for HCP range; 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 etc.     

               2♠: 4 Spades denies 4 Hearts

                               2NT: relay; 3♣: 4 Clubs 3:4 Diamonds 4243 dist., 3: 4 Diamonds 4342 dist. 

                                              3♠: 4333 dist.

                                              Over 3♣: next step is relay for 3 card suit; 3: relay for HCP range

                              3♣: relay for HCP range; 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 etc.

               2NT: 4 Hearts and 4 Spades 3♣: is relay for 3 card suit’ 3: relay for HCP range

               3♣:  4 Clubs and 4 Diamonds 3: is relay for 3 card suit; 3: relay for HCP range

               3: 4 Clubs 3334 distribution

               3: 4 Diamonds 3343 distribution

            Where opener has gotten exact distribution below 3 can ask with lowest step for HCP range: steps 10-11, 12-13, 14-15 etc. Once opener has received distribution information and a further relay is available for dist. can instead bid the second step to relay for HCP range below 3NT, this has priority over a potential 30/14 ask.

2/2ª: SAB where responder is unpassed hand, shows support in steps otherwise

2NT: asks for HCP range; steps 10-11, 12-13, 14-15 etc.

3§: SAB where responder is unpassed hand, shows support in steps otherwise

3: asks for partial Diamond stopper

3/3ª/4§/4: 22+ HCP and a solid/semi-solid 6+ card suit

3NT: to play

A later 4§ is a relay to next bid which is Kickback 30/14; 4: is Kickback for Clubs, 4NT is quantitative and other bids to play



Over 1§-1: Assume shows Hearts, trap with Hearts

Pass: 0 – 7 HCP or 8 HCP flat (no 5 card suit) without stopper

Double: 5+ Spades 8+ HCP (1♠ is 30/14 ask and does set trump) Ignore interference.

1♠: 8-13 HCP balanced(may have weak 5 card minor) with stopper, no 5 card suits or Heart trap. The same rebids and responses(including SAB and showing a trap) are used here as over 1§-1-1ª For transfer Stayman up to 2NT hand is same. 3§/3/3/3ª shows 5 Clubs 8-10/ 5 Diamonds 8-10/5 Club 11-13/5 Diamonds 11-13, with a passed hand using 7-9/10-(11) HCP ranges. May relay for dist. below 3NT.

1NT 5+ Clubs 8+ HCP GF, 2NT is a 30/14 ask and does set trump as Clubs. Ignore interference.

2♣: 5+ Diamonds 8+ HCP 2NT is 30/14 ask and does set trump. Ignore interference.

2: 9+ HCP flat (no 5 card suit) without stoppers. See below for rebids. For this bid 4♣ as a relay for 30/14 in other suits and 4: as 30/14 for Clubs (see sec. 19.7)

2: 4-7 HCP 6 decent Spades, 2NT asks for singleton, raise invitational(show feature with max.).

2ª: (1444) 8+ HCP GF

Higher bids: have same meaning as without interference

Rebids over 2:

2: Relay for exact distribution

               2♠: 4 Hearts, denies 4 Spades

                               2NT: relay for+ dist.; 3♣: 4 Clubs 3 Diamonds 2434 dist., 3: 4 Clubs 3 Spades 3424 dist., 3:  4 Diamonds 3 Clubs 2443 dist., 3♠: 4 Diamonds 3 Spades 3442 dist., 3NT: 3433 dist.

                               3♣: relay for HCP range; 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 etc.

               2NT: 4 Spades denies 4 Hearts

                               3♣: relay for dist.; 3: 4 Clubs 3: 4 Diamonds 4243 dist., 3♠: 4 Diamonds 4342 dist. 

                                              3NT: 4333 dist.

                                              Over 3: next step is relay for 3 card suit; 3: relay for HCP range

               2NT: 4 Hearts and 4 Spades 3: is relay for 3 card suit; 3: relay for HCP range

               3♣:  4 Clubs and 4 Diamonds 3: is relay for 3 card suit; 3♠: relay for HCP range

               3: 4 Clubs 3334 distribution

               3: 4 Diamonds 3343 distribution

            Where opener has gotten exact distribution below 3 can ask with lowest step for HCP range: steps 10-11, 12-13, 14-15 etc. Once opener has received distribution information and a further relay is available for dist. can instead bid the second step to relay for HCP range below 3NT, this has priority over a potential 30/14 ask.

2ª: SAB where responder is unpassed hand, shows support in steps otherwise

2NT: asks for HCP range; steps 10-11, 12-13, 14-15 etc.

3§/3:  SAB where responder is unpassed hand, shows support in steps otherwise

3: Asks for a partial Heart stopper

3ª/4§/4: 22+ HCP and a solid/semi-solid 6+ card suit

3NT: to play

a latter 4§ is a relay to next bid which is Kickback 30/14; 4: is Kickback for Clubs, 4NT is quantitative and other bids to play



Over 1§-1ª: Assume shows Spades, trap with Spades

Pass: 0 – 7 HCP or 9 HCP flat (no 5 card suit) without stopper

Double:            8-13 HCP balanced(may have weak 5 card minor) or a Spade trap. The same rebids and responses(including SAB and showing a trap) are used here as over 1§-1:-1ª.

1NT: 5+ Clubs 8+ HCP 2NT is 30/14 ask and does set trump. Use same system as without interference.
2♣: 5+ Diamonds 8+ HCP 2NT is 30/14 ask and does set trump. Use same system as without interference.
2: 5+ Hearts 8+ HCP 2 is 30/14 ask and does set trump
2: 9+ HCP flat (no 5 card suit) without stoppers. Use same methods below, note that if responder has 4 Spades can’t get exact distribution below 3NT For this bid 4♣ as a relay for 30/14 in other suits and 4: as 30/14 for Clubs (see sec. 19.7)

2♠: (1444) 8+ HCP GF

2NT and above: Have same meaning and use same responses as with no bid.
However 3 shows either 5-8 HCP and 6 Hearts or a Solid 7/8 card Hearts suit, bidding 3NT or taking other forceful action if opener signs off.



methods over 2: 

 2♠: Relay for distribution

               2NT: 4 Hearts, denies 4 Spades

                               3♣: relay for dist.; 3: 4 Clubs 3:  4 Diamonds 3 Clubs 2443 dist., 3♠:  4 Diamonds 3 Spades 3442 dist., 3NT: 3433 dist.

                                              Over 3: next step is relay for 3 card suit

                              3: relay for HCP range; 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 etc.

               3♣: 4 Spades denies 4 Hearts

                               3: relay; 3: 4 Clubs 3♠: 4 Diamonds, 3NT: 4333 dist.

                                              Over 3: next step 3♠ is relay for 3 card suit(warning this will go past 3NT)

Over 4♣ 4: is relay for 30/14 or slam try; 4: forced;

 4♠: 30/14 for , 4NT: 30/14 for ♠; 5♣/5:  Slam INV



                                                                        All other bids over 4 to play including 4NT!

                                                Over 3♠: 3NT: to play

4♣ is relay for 3 card suit after which all bids are to play

4: is relay for 30/14 or slam try; 4: forced;

             4♠: 30/14 for , 4NT: 30/14 for ♠; 5♣/5:  Slam INV

                                                            4NT: Quantitative; all other bids to play

                               3: relay for HCP range; 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 etc.

               3:  4 Hearts and 4 Spades 3: is relay for exact dist.; 3♠: relay for HCP range

               3: 4 Clubs, 4 Diamonds and 3 Hearts, 2344 dist.

               3♠: 4 Clubs, 4 Diamonds and 3 Spades, 3244 dist.

               3NT: 3343 or 3334 distribution (no more information available)

            Where opener has gotten exact distribution below 3 can ask with lowest step for HCP range: steps 10-11, 12-13, 14-15 etc. Once opener has received distribution information and a further relay is available for dist. can instead bid the second step to relay for HCP range below 3NT, this has priority over a potential 30/14 ask.

2NT: asks for HCP range; steps 10-11, 12-13, 14-15 etc.

3♣/3/3:  5+ card suit SAB or when responder is passed hand show length of suit starting with 2.

3♠: asks for partial Spade stopper

3NT: to play

4♣: 5-5 in the minors. Responder bid 4with better Diamonds 4 is now 30/14 for Diamonds. With better Clubs responder bids as though responding to a 430/14 ask.
4:  5-5 in the majors. Responder gives preference then with slam interest opener bids next step as 30/14

1.1.4.  Opponents overcall 1NT naturally


Pass: 0-4 HCP. (0-3 HCP PH)

Double: 5 - 7 HCP NV vs Vul otherwise 5+ HCP. Interest in penalizing (5+hcp) Sets up a forcing pass to 2NT. (4-6 HCP PH)If they run from 1NT, cooperate in doubling them or allow partner opportunity to double. If both can't double, must bid and keep bidding open to at least

            New Suits at 2 level are 5-7 HCP and at least 5 cards in length. (4-6 HCP PH)

            2NT is 9+ HCP and denies a 5 card suit. (7-10(11)) PH)

            New suits at 3 level are 8+ HCP and at least 5 cards in length. (7-10(11)) PH)

1.1.5.  Opponents overcall NT for minors


1NT for the minors:
               Pass: 0-7 HCP
               Double: interest in penalty of at least one suit (8+ pts)
               2♣: 5-7+ HCP, 4 Hearts           2: 5-7+ HCP, 4 Spades
               2: 5-7 HCP, 5+ Hearts            2♠: 5-7 HCP, 5+ Spades
               2NT: 5-8 HCP 4-4 majors
               3♣: 8+ HCP, 4 Hearts              3: 8+ HCP, 4 Spades
               3: 8+ HCP, 5+ Hearts            3♠: 8+ HCP, 5+ Spades
               3NT: 8+ HCP 4-4 majors
For a passed hand adjust the HCP from 0-7 to 0-6, 5-7 to 4-6 and 8+ to 7-10(11)
 
2NT for the minors:
               Pass: 0-7 HCP
               Double: interest in penalty of at least one suit (8+ pts) or 1 suited major
               3♣: 8+ HCP, 4+ Hearts            3: 8+ HCP, 4+ Spades
               Next step over 3♣/3:  asks if 4 card suit
               3: 5-8 HCP, 5+ Hearts            3♠: 5-8 HCP, 5+ Spades
               3NT: 8+ HCP 4-4 majors
For a passed hand adjust the HCP from 0-7 to 0-6, 5-7 to 4-6 and 8+ to 7-10(11)
 

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