EBL Standard Card
DEFENSIVE AND COMPETITIVE BIDDING
LEADS AND SIGNALS
OVERCALLS (Style; Responses; 1/2 Level; Reopening)
OPENING LEADS STYLE
Sound at 2-level; up about 18 HCP; New suit=NF; Jump new suit=INV
Lead
In Partner's Suit
Jump RAISE=PRE; 1NT=8-11, stopper; RESP DBL: values orT/O, not
Suit
3rd=even;low=odd
same
PEN:
NT
4th; 2nd from weakness
same
Category:
Natural - GREEN
CUE: F with new suit or STR raise; Jump CUE=Miixed raise
Subseq
same vs suits; ATT vs NT
Country:
European Standard Card
/3rd hand bids new suit: New suit Jump below game=FIT; Dble=4th suit +
Other:
Lead directing DBL: no suit to 3NT/4NT asks shorter M
Event:
tolerance; CUE in RESP suit=STR raise; 4th suit bid=NF
DBL for unusual lead vs suit cancel previous message
Players:
1NT OVERCALL (2ND/4TH Live; Responses; Reopening)
LEADS
SYSTEM SUMMARY
15-18 HCP; System as over 1NT openeing
Lead
Vs. Suit
Vs. NT
GENERAL APPROACH AND STYLE
LEBENSOHL-SLOW: DBL=PEN
Ace
AKx(+); Ax(+)
AKJ10(+);asks UB or CT
5-card M ajors in 1st,2nd;
REOPEN: 1NT= 10-14 HCP; 2NT= 18-19 HCP
King
AK; KQx(+);
KQ(x+), KQJ(x); asks ATT
Semi-forcing 1NT over 1H/1S
4th LIVE: NAT, 15+-18 BAL
Queen
QJ; QJx(+)
QJx(+); KQ109(+): asks J
Weak 2D/2H/2S
Jack
J10(x+); KJ10x(+)
J10x(+);KJ10x(+)
Balanced minimum opening=12 HCP
JUMP OVERCALLS (Style; Responses; Unusual NT)
10
109(x+); H109x(+)
109;109x(+);H109x(+)
1-Suit:
PRE
9
9x
2-Suit:
2NT=2 lowest suits, WK or very STR [also 1NT by PH]
Hi-x
Sx;HxSx;HxSxxx
xSx;
1NT Openings:
15-17 HCP
Reopening: 2NT=BAL(18-19); Jump O/C=6+ good hand: then,
Lo-x
HxS;HxxxS;xxxxS;xxS
xSxx;HxxS(x)
2 OVER 1 Responses:2/1=FG unless [1]
Reopen: 2NT, new suit=F1
SIGNALS IN ORDER OF PRIORITY
SPECIAL BIDS THAT MAY REQUIRE DEFENCE
DIRECT and JUMP CUE BIDS (Style; Responses; Reopen)
Partners Lead
Declarer's Lead
Discarding
GAMBLING 3NT with little outside strength
MICHAELS CUE:(PRE or STR) in DIRECT and over 1NT resp:
Suit:1st
ATT: Hi=ENCRG
Count: Hi/lo=E
ATT
WEAK JUMP RESPONSES after overcall of m opening
(1m)-2m:H+S,(1M)-2M:OM+m,2NT asks m;
2nd
Count: Hi/lo=E
S/P
Count
COMP CUE=LIMIT+ RAISE, JUMP RAISE=PRE, JUMP CUE=SPL
3rd
S/P (dummy short)
S/P
LEBENSOHL-SLOW: [13] [17]
JUMP CUE: NAT /m in direct; else STOP ASK
NT: 1st
as above
as above
as above
COMPETITIVE BIDDING METHODS [17]
VS. NT (vs. Strong / Weak; Reopening; PH)
2nd
S/P
Hi/lo=E
VS 2-suited O/C:cheapest cue=raise,next cue=unbid suit, unbid suit=NF
CAPPELLETTI: in direct and reopening position,
3rd
S/P
1M RESP may bypass 1D
2C:any 1-suiter,then advancer's 2D=P/C,new suit bids=NF
Signals (including Trumps): Trumps:Hi-lo=O orS/P; Discouraging ATT at T1 has
FIT-SHOWING JUMPS (FIT) by passed hand
2D:S+H,then 2NT=F1, 3m=NF
obvious shift implications;
VS M MICHAELS: CUE of M=limit+ raise, new suit=F
2H:H+m,then 2S/3m=NF, 2NT asks m
VS m MICHAELS: unbid suit=NF, M suit=STOP
2S:S+m,then 3H/3m=NF, 2NT asks m
DOUBLES
VS FLANNERY2D: DBL=HCP, 2H=T/O; vs FLANNERY2H:as forWK 2H
Double = Penalty (may be as light as Opener's minimum)
TAKEOUT DOUBLES (Style; Responses; Reopening)
VS NAMYATS: DBL of opening (relay)=T/O of suit; delayed DBL=PEN
VS. PREEMPTS ( Doubles; Cue-bids; Jumps; NT bids)
May be light with classic shape; CUE-BID=F until a suit
VS TRF and unspecified openings: DBL=HCP but no force created
LEB-SLOW after (WK2x)-DBL [13]; 2M-4m=OM + m; vsMulti:DBL=HCP N.#14
is bid twice. RESP DBL and EXT-RESP DBL; Continuations [16]
VS 2-suited PRE: DBL, delayed DBL and CUE of "other suit"=T/O
DBL=T/O thru 4S; 4NT: /4H=C +D, /4S=ANY 2-suiter, /4m=NAT
1NT=7-10, stopper
Defensive Sanwich position: [15]
3-level CUE=stopper ask; 4-level CUE=H+S /m; OM =m /M; 2x-2NT:[14]
Support DBL/RDBL (beow 2 of RESP suit); 1C-(P)-1D-(1S): DBL=4H
SPECIAL FORCING PASS SEQUENCES
VS. ARTIFICIAL STRONG OPENINGS
SPECIAL, ARTIFICIAL AND COMPETITIVE DOUBLES/REDOUBLES
Double=M'ajors; NT=minors
NEG DBL thru 3S(including opener's suit) and at 3-level
Applies vs STR 1C/2C openings and WK, ART 1D/2D responses
after 1NT opening:1m-(1H)-DBL: exactly 4S: 1m-(1S)-DBL
suggests 4+H, 8+ HCP; Repeat same suit NEG DBL=T/O;
IMPORTANT NOTES THAT DON'T FIT ELSEWHERE
unlimited w/o 5-card suit; suggests length in unbid M.
OVER OPPONENTS' TAKE OUT DOUBLE
RESP and EXT-RESP at 2-level /overcall,/preempt.
New suit=F at 1-level only; JUMP raise=PRE;
MAXIMAL OVERCALL DBL of raised suit;SUPP DBL and RDBL
/1x-(DBL)-2NT=limit raise or better; JUMP SHIFT=NF; Double jump
when raise to two is available, ex. 1C-(P)-1D-(1S);DBL
Psychics:
in new suit=SPL
=H's. 4th seat DBL of third suit=4th suit + tolerance.

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OPENING BID DESCRIPTIONS
Opening
Artific
Min. NegDble
Description
Responses
Subsequent Auction
Passed Hand Bidding
1C
3
3S
11-21HCP;12+ if BAL
2m=F1(10+,no M);3m=PRE, game opposite 18-19;1NT=6-10;
1m-2m:[3]; Opener's SPL raise[4]; 1m-2NT: [5]
3rd/4TH=NF unless reverse Note#5
1C
4D/5C or 4C/4D MIN OK
/1m: STR Jump Shift [2], double JS=SPL; triple JS=NAT
3RD suit, 4TH suit [9]