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In "Two Over One Game Force" by Max Hardy (1990), Hardy explicitly states that the responses of 1D, 1H and 1S over an opening of 1C are alertable (pp 297) and that the rebids of 1H, 1S and 1NT by opener after a response of 1D to a 1C opening are alertable (pp 301). This comment on page 301 suggests that opener's rebids over responders 1H call to a 1C opening ...


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The ACBL alert chart explicitly calls out several of these bids as non-alertable. The others (1M rebid promising unbalanced) is covered by the "natural bids not otherwise mentioned" section. So in the US, at least, none of these bids requires an alert.


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That would be Standard American. As many have noted, it's often referred to as SAYC (Standard American Yellow Card) and sometimes as Goren. I've played in a couple tournaments (not recently though, so there's a good chance my experience is a little outdated), and one common feature in all of them is that if a bid is made that is not part of Standard ...


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Using the French system, I should avoid a takeout double which would promise four spades. As said in answers, 3NT is a gamble (may be risky) ! I checked with my partners and it seems that we agree on a cuebid at 4H which, for us, will promise a very strong hand with at least a 4/5 distribution of cards in clubs and diamonds (and for sure, short in hearts ...


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WJO and Truscott are generally separable from your system. They are part of your defense and are more like a "component" rather than a part of your system methodology. Kaplan-Sheinwold (KS) adopts a 5-card Major approach with a weak No-trump opening, ranging from 12-14 HCP. However, its only strong opening is 2C, with 2D, 2H and 2S all being standard weak ...



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