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1 spade 2m g forcing ot to 2nt continuations

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Posted 2010-April-08, 22:30

it occurs to me when in natural auctions 2m is forcing to 2nt or beyond the meanings of a 2h rebid and 2s should be switched e.g. 1s p 2d p then 2s shows 5s 4h an 2h should show " other hand types" seems common sense space saving sure this has been covered somewhere does anyone know recomended scheme of responses
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Posted 2010-April-09, 14:48

It seems logic indeed to put more possible distributions in lower calls.

After 1M-2m I play the following (1M-2 doesn't need to be natural for me):
step 1 = min, any without 4OM
step 2 = 4+OM, any strength
step 3+ = max without 4OM (Garrozzo relays or something similar anyway)

(this way you have a symmetric structure. Example 1-2-2-2-2+ shows the same shape as 1-2-2+)

I'm very happy with this.
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Posted 2010-April-10, 00:34

what do people think for example of after
1s p 2d p
2h min (may have 4d )2s becomes non forcing misfit (p passes 6s min or 5 very good s min 2nt min bal or c 3c min 5-5 3d min 4d etc natural
2nt becomes g.f inquiry
then
3c 5s 4+c min may have d supt
3d diamond supt 5 or 6 spades
3h min bal no diamond suport
3s min 6s not 3d
3nt 6s scatered values outside diamonds
4x cue 6 good s
4s 6 good spades no shtg
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Posted 2010-April-11, 08:51

In a 2/1 FG system I play

1S - 2D -
2H = any min without six spades or four diamonds or 18-19 balanced
2S = 6+ spades
2NT = 15-17 balanced
3C = 5-5 blacks, extra values (about 14+)
3D = 4-card diamond support
3H = 5-5 majors, about a good 13+ (real mins bid 2H)
3S = 0- or 1-loser suit, extra values
3NT doesn't exist (yes, it ought to, but it doesn't)
4C = splinter, extra values (about 15+)
4D =5-5 spades and diamonds, extras (about 15+) usually short hearts
4H = RKCB in diamonds

1S - 2D - 2H -
2S = relay (now 2NT is 12-14/18-19 balanced, 3C shows clubs, 3D is 5431, 3H 5422 higher bids don't really exist)
2NT = 3-card spade support, usually balanced
3C = big minor 2-suiter
3D = very good D suit
3H = big red 2-suiter
3S = sets trumps, fairly pure pointy hand
3NT = strong contract suggestion
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