Partner and I are just about to start playing 2/1 and I wanted to check that I understand the alerting regulations correctly. Looking at the Tangerine Book it says:
I have had a look at the Orange Book as well and it says:
I take this to mean the first 2 rounds? But then it says:
By now I'm getting a bit confused, but that's not unusual .
Anyway, I take all this to mean that any 2/1 GF bid, even with 3 cards, should be alerted? Is this correct?
On a side note, I have been playing predominantly 5-card majors, better minor, based in SAYC since I started playing just over a year ago and I have noticed that this seems to catch out some of our opponents as it isn't generally played in the clubs that I have joined. By now most regular players know this and some check before we start. Should we, in the interests of equity, pre-alert our SAYC and 2/1 systems?
Thanks in advance,