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 [PASS] - ? [ Pass = 13+ any or 12+ singleton/void Extreme scheme ] Bid HCP Description [1] 6+ 12+ 11+ balanced (except 6-11 4333,4432, any 5332 poor suit, 5M422) singleton/void Deltascheme singleton/void Extreme scheme 1 0-5 6-11 any shape. no Ace òr any K and Q 1 balanced opening (4333,4432, any 5332 poor suit, 5M422) from double transfer scheme 1/2 6-11 5-10 singleton/void Delta scheme (4441 up to 7330 and any singleton/void) extreme 8-carder (1suiter) 2/3 5/6-10 singleton/void Extreme scheme (7/8/9 card with a 4card or 6/5, 6/6 or 7/5) 3 will follow 4 > 5/6-10 8+ suiter Extreme scheme
For all the sequences after Pass - 1 see basic sequences

 [PASS] - [1] 1= 0-5 any shape, no Ace OR any K and Q , see example OR 6-11 1 balanced opening (4333,4432, any 5332 poor suit, 5M422) from double transfer scheme ? Bid HCP Description [1] 13+ 23+ 5+ card any suit, balanced/unbalanced (no 5+ without 3 card Majors 13-15p.) 4333/4432 1 13-18 4333/4432 1 19-22 4333/4432 2 13-15 5+ without 3 card Majors 2 13-15 5+ + 4c Major (because after hearing 6-9 or 0-5 you bid 2 but herewith at the same time side info to be able to reach a Major contract) 2 13-15 5+ + 4c (because after hearing 6-9 or 0-5 you bid 2 but herewith at the same time side info to be able to reach a Major contract) following 5/5 shapes: if 5530 NO 3c oM, and regarding HCP: no wasted points in the short suits 2 13-15/16 5c + 5cm [2] =relay 3= 5c [3] =relay 3= « 5035» SLAB, 3, ES 3= « 5125» SLAB, 3, ES 3= « 5215» SLAB, Pass, ES 3= « 5053» SLAB, 3, ES SLAB, Pass, ES 3= « 5152» SLAB, 3, ES 3= « 5251» SLAB, 3, ES 3 = Pass or correct 3/ = 6 card n.f. (0-5points) 2 13-15/16 5/5m OR 5/5M 3 Pass or correct 3= 5/5 Majors and a s/void 3//= to play [4] =relay 4= « 5521 » 4/ = to play 4= « 5530 » 4 = to play 4 =E.S. rest=SLab 3= 5/5 Majors and a s/void 3/= to play [4] =relay 4= « 5512» 4/ = to play 4= « 5503» 4 = to play 4 =E.S. rest=SLab 3 Pass or correct 3= 5/5 Majors 3/= to play [4] =relay 4= s/v 4/ = to play 4= s/v 4 = to play 4 =E.S. rest=SLab [3]= Relay 3= 5/5 Majors 3, ES, SLab [4] =relay 4= s/v 4/ = to play 4= s/v 4 = to play 3= 5/5 Minors [4] =relay 4= « 2155 » 5m= to play 4= « 1255 » 5m= to play 3= bid 3 with Majors 3= 5/5 Majors [4] =relay 4= s/v 4/ = to play 4= s/v 4 = to play 4 =E.S. rest=SLab 4= « 1255 » SLab 4= « 2155 » SLab 3= Pass with minors 4= s/v 4 =E.S. [4] =relay 4= « 5521» 5= to play 4= « 5530» 5M= to play rest=SLab 4= « 5512 » 4/ = to play , rest= Slab 4= « 5503 » 4 = to play , rest= Slab 3 13-15/16 5c + 5c [3]= Relay 3= « 0535 » 3, ES, SLab 3= « 1525 » 3, ES, SLab 3= « 2515 » ES, SLab 3 13-15/16 5c + 5c 3]= Relay 3= « 0553 » ES, SLab 4= « 1552 » ES, SLab 4= « 2551 » 4/5 = to play, rest =Slab 3 15-17/18 5+/6+ minors 3]= Relay 3= void etc. as in the Extremwe scheme 3 15-17/18 5+c + 5+cm 3]= Relay 4]= Pass or corr. so after relay the normal/standard treatment of the EXTREME shapes 3 15-17/18 5+/6+ Majors 4]= Relay 4 15-17/18 5+c + 5+c 4]= End Signal 4]= Relay 4 15-17/18 5+c + 5+c 4]= Relay Regarding the 3, 4 4 bids: if that suit is a 5-card: then good quality, same as for the 5cards in the 3 and 3 bids (see example) With lesser quality/points you can use the 2-3 bids too for the Extreme 5+/6+ shapes BUT with a void only, otherwise you can not describe your hand. Reason why the 5330 is low situated in the steprange. Be aware that the 1 bid can be 0-5 too!

 [PASS] - [1] [1] ? Bid HCP Description [1] 0-5 any shape 1/3 6-11 balanced 1 opening as if there was given a 1 relay 3 3-6 extreme shapes with a stiff King (original 3, 4 en 4 bids) (note: that King not counted in the HCP) - [3] = relay 3/4 3-6 extreme shapes with a stiff King , so 1 level higher (note: that King not counted in the HCP)

 [PASS] - [1] [1] [1] 1 = 0-5 any shape (no Ace, no any K and Q) ? Bid HCP Description Pass 5card 13-15 (eventually 6card but very bad one and total hand bad too if red [1] + relay or 23+ 4333/4432 OR any suit with 5+ card and 19/20+ points : see Pass and 2 bid 2 13-18/19 15-17 5c with 3 card Major(s) 6c with 3 card Major(s) 2-2 13-18/19 15-17 5 card, non forcing, bid 3 with maximum or medium/maximum with support and nice shape, natural style (as standard) 6+ card 2 13-14 or 18/19 playable opposite a singleton, (otherwise PASS afer [1] or bid relay after [1] if stronger &/or other suit is playable 2 19-21 any 5/5 3 13-14 or 18/19 6+ card no 3c Major(s), non forcing, bid with medium/maximum with support and nice shape, natural style (as standard) 3-3 13-14 or 18/19 6+ card, non forcing, bid 4 with maximum or medium/maximum with nice support/shape, natural style (as standard) 3 gambling asking for 2 Queens (any) or 1 King (any) 3 gambling asking for 1 King (any) only purpose of the handling is to avoid a 5-1 or 6-1 fit (or void) on the 2-level and having problems fiinding an other fit if wanted/needed. RR can have a 0-3/4-5 count after the relay through 2 or 2 = balanced all , thus 2 playable (=no Relay) OR a s/v shape --> find your fit. With 2-2 after [1] you can have a misfit too of course, but on the 2-level there are still some possibilities. All in the margin I admitt, but nevertheless. (you can't have all ;-)

 [PASS] - [1] [1] [1 ] [1] ? [1] = the strongest bid Bid HCP Description [2] 3/4-5 balanced [2] 0-3 balanced and no King 2/3 0-5 s/v Delta scheme, so 1 level higher as normal (King only = a maximum, except as singleton) 3/4 0-4 extreme scheme, , so 1 level higher as normal shape is the most important matter, reason why this has the preference in the setup of above scheme (see example) I used the[2] balanced bid as a 'positive', because after distribution asking there is more bidding space for asking the location of the value(s) as after the [2] bid. After the [2] bid, which ends sometimes after full asking one step higher, you are interested in the exact distribution only and not in an eventual Queen (but nevertheless you will be able to ask for to investigate a slem)

 [PASS] - [1] [1] [1 ] [1] [2 ] [2] ? [2] = the strongest bid and game forcing, 2/ are natural and non forcing , rest see scheme, 2= 5/5 Major or minors 19-21p. or play it as ANY 5/5 Bid HCP Description 2 3/4-5 4333/4432 - [2 or 2/3] - according the standard schemes OR any 7222 with K or KJ in 7c-suit 2 3/4-5 5332, 5422 or 6322 or 7222 no K or Q in 7card suit 2 3/4-5 5332, 5422 or 6322 or 7222 no K or Q in 7card suit 3 3/4-5 5332, 5422 or 6322 or 7222 no K or Q in 7card suit 3 3/4-5 5332 3 3/4-5 5422 3 3/4-5 << 6223 >> or << 6232 >> or or 7222 no K or Q in 7card suit 3 3/4-5 << 6322 >> 4 3/4-5 7222 Q in 7c-suit 4 3/4-5 7222 Q in 7c-suit 4 3/4-5 7222 Q in 7c-suit 4 3/4-5 7222 Q in 7c-suit after 2/3 next bid is exact distribution relay, see full scheme

 [PASS] - [1] [1] [1 ] [1] [2 ] [2] ? [2] = the strongest bid and game forcing, other lowest bids are natural and not forcing, with exception of 2 = any 5/5 22-23p. no game in own hand Bid HCP Description 2 0-3| 3 4333 or 4432 - [2 etc.] -and the standard scheme OR any 7222 with QJ in 7c-suit (= 4-4 answer over [2-]relay ) 2 0-3 5332, 5422 or 6322 or 7222 no any Queen, highest 3 Jacks if 3 points OR any 7222 withOutside Queen 3 0-3 5332, 5422 or 6322 or 7222 no any Queen, highest 3 Jacks if 3 points OR any 7222 with Outside Queen 3 0-3 5332, 5422 or 6322 or 7222 no any Queen, highest 3 Jacks if 3 points OR any 7222 with Outside Queen 3 0-3 5332 (or any 7222 with Qx) - 3 = exact distribution asking, 3 to play 3 0-3 5422 - 3= to play, 4 = exact distribution asking (answ.: 4 = 4c, 4 = 4c, 4 = 4c) 3 0-3 6322 or 7222 no any Queen, highest 3 Jacks, Pass,4=distri relay, ES, slab 4 0-3 7222 and the Queen in the 7c-suit (not QJ = 2 bid) 4 0-3 7222 and the Queen in the 7c-suit (not QJ = 2 bid) 4 0-3 7222 and the Queen in the 7c-suit (not QJ = 2 bid) 4 0-3 7222 and the Queen in the 7c-suit (not QJ = 2 bid)

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the 4333/4432 13-18 or 19-22 of the Pass opener:

 [PASS] - [1] 1 ? 1 = 13-18 4333/4432 Bid HCP Description pass 0-8- 0-3 4333/4432 (up to the opponent what to do). If opponent bids, further fix scheme (wil follow) +5c [1] 0-5 0-8- 9 good 8 +/ 9 any 5+ card Major (if then 4-5 or if less then 6+ card) any 5+ card minor (if 6-8 then 5m332 poor suit) 4333 4432 (no 4/4 Majors) 2 - 3 6-11 answers from the balanced 1 opening as if there was given a 1 relay BUT with exception of the 2 bid and the 3-3 bids (=) 2 = 5332 no 2 toph. 4333 max good quality no extra filling, 4432 max poor quality, or 5332 no 2 toph. max. + additional 4/4 5/4 Majors 2 2= doubleton OR interes OR a max and waiting 2 = 5c Pass 2 = relay 2 = s/v if 0-5? rest= helpsuit trial 2 = 4/4 M or 54 Pass 2 = trial invite 3 auto helpsuit trial 3=, 3=, 3= rest = linvite: helpsuit trial 3=, 3=, 3= 2-3 as normal 2= 3/4c no interest 2= 6-9, 5422 2= 10-11p. poor, no 4c OR if 4c then:« 3433 » or 44M32 3= 4c and 4c = pass or correct with 4c 3= 4c and 4c = pass or correct with 4c 3= 4c ? ànd g.f. 3= 10-11p. poor, 4c and 4c 3= 10-11p. poor, 4c and 4c 3= to play, rest isfinal distribution relay or final bid 3 - 3 altered bids for the 10-11, 5332 no 2toph. or 54?22 3 4c poor 54m22 good 5332 good 3= relay 3 = 4cgood/poor 3 = 5332 good 3 = 4cgood 3 4c poor 3 4c poor 3 5332 poor 3 4c good

 [PASS] - [1] 1 [1 ] 2 ? 2 = obligatory (with exception of 18p. and support *) Bid HCP Description pass 0-7/8- 5+ card (if 6-8p then 5332 poor ) 2 0-7/8- 5+ card (if 6-8p then 5332 poor ) 2 0-5 5+ card 2 4-5 5+ card 2 9 good 8+/9 8+/9 4333 4432 - 5m332 3} = pass with 4/5c, othwerwise bid your lowest 4c 3} = pass with 4/5c, othwerwise bid your lowest 4cM 3} = 4c and g.f.if no 4c support bid 3 with a 4c or 3 without 3} = 4c and g.f. * bid 2 with 18 and support, answ.: pass/2///3= weak , else positive: 3=6cM and max , 3=4c, 3=4cand no 4c, 3= no 4cM or a positive 5m332. Over 3(6+cM max) : 3= if no further interest so pass or correct, 3= interest in so pass or transfer, 3 = interested in both Majors so transfer to 4 or bid 4 I know: can be risky 18 versus a 0-5 4333/4432. Up to you.

 [PASS] - [1] this scheme is under revision (and then simultaneously of course 1D-1NT) 1 ? 1 = 19-22 4333/4432 Bid HCP Description pass 0-3/4 4333/4432 5 card 2 0-5 5-11 5+ card the 2 answer of the balance 1 opening 1 - [1] - 2 2 to play pass = variant rest = standard answers of the 2 BUT only 6-9 points now [2] = support 2 = and min. OR 6-9 5332/5422 [2] 3 =5332 6-9p. 3 =variant no Honn. 3 =5422 6-9p. 3 =5422 6-9p. 3 =5422 6-9p. 2 = and min. with 1 Honn. (of 3) OR 6-9 5332 no 2 Toph. {3} 2nd positive relay: 3= 5c, rest= 4cM 2-5p. 3=6c or 5332 3 - 3 as the standards answers BUT now no quality, only 6-9 points as there was given a {2} relay over 2
 2 0-5 5-11 5+ card the 2 answer of the balance 1 opening 1 - [1] - 2 2 to play pass = variant rest = standard answers of the 2 ( note 5332 = now 6-9 ) [2] = support and 4432 2 = variant help suit trial if possible transfer to 3 or 4 3 - 3 as the standards answers
 2 0-5 5-11 5+ card or 6+c 0-5 the 2 answer of the balance 1 opening 1 - [1] - 2 2 to play pass = variant 2 = 6+ card and 0-5p. 3 to play 3=4c òr K/Q? 3=4c 3= Q? --> 3=yes, 4= no 3= K? --> Pass=yes, 4= no 4= to play 3= no 4c, but Q 3 , Pass, 4, 5 3= no 4c, but K Pass, 4, 5 4= no 4c, no Q/K Pass, 5 3 = 4c 3= no 4c, but Q 3 , Pass, 4, 5 3= no 4c, but K Pass, 4, 5 4= no 4c, no Q/K Pass, 5 4= 4c 3 = 4/4M 3= no 4cM, K or Q Pass, 4, 5 4= no 4cM, no K or Q Pass, 5 4=« 3316 » Moysian op. 4M, 5 4= 4c 4= 4c 3 to play rest = 4432 BUT now no quality, only 10-11 points (answers on 2 relay) [2] = support and 4432 3 = variant help suit trial if possible transfer to 3 or 4 3 - 3 as the standards answers (4432, 10-11 but no quality indication) as there was given a {2} relay over 2 4 6+ card and 0-5 (and bad luck)
 2 10-11 5332 and poor suit -as standard - further scheme will follow 5422
 2 10-11 4333 5332 (and as standard poor ) [3] 3 = 4333 3}= 4c or 44M 3! = no 4cM 3! = 4c, no 4c 4 = 4c 3}= 4c 3 = no 4c 4 = 4c 3}=to play 3-3 = 5332 (numerical) and according normal scheme
 3 10-11 5332 and poor suit or 5422 (as standard)
 3 10-11 5422 two higest 4 cards (as standard)
 3-3 10-11 5332 numerical (is added and not standard)

In above way it is possible to end on a low level with weak hands opposite any 4333/4432.

Compared with a natural system:
15-17: you can play 2 in any suit
18-19: if partner's bid was weak , normally 2 rebid, here again with 18 you can play 2 in any suit, with 19 mainly too
20-22: you can play a 2-level // or a 3-level

Regarding the 1 = 13-18 4333/4432 and then PASS with 4333/4432 0-7/8 p. (up to the opponent what to do)
It might be look weird, but it brings pressure to bear upon the opponent. Do we have 13 against 3/4?, do we have a 3/2 or 2/2, 4/2 fit? Do they have to balance? So more or less a second Fert on a higher level, although opponent knows highest number of points = 25 / = average 17, and more willing to double you. But will it be wise? Up to them.

What can you loose if opponent passes?
A 18 opposite a 7/bad 8 pointer with a 4333/4432, I prefer to stay low.
Missing a Major 4/4 fit in a 13-14 opposite 6-7, I can live with it.
fit: the chance that opponent has a flat balanced hand is high. So you will still play a kind of NT. In case they have a 5/3 fit and the majority of the points, they will make at least 2. So 1 down vulnerable will not harm you.1NT will be difficult too.

If we are doubled: escape scheme if pointless (will follow) with the opportunity to play 1

If we are doubled after an escape:
Opponent has to balance if it might be game for them. If game do we go down enough?
The range of the Pass opener is large (13-18), and from partner too ( 0-7/8)

On the 2-level, as mentioned,you will be able to play any suit with a minimum of a 5-2 fit.
So I think the pro's are better than the cons. But practice will learn.

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 2 - [2] PASS - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 2/3 and further handling after relay 2/3 relay Bid Shape Suit 2 5332 5422 6322 7222 [2] 3 = 5332 or 5422 (4=lowest) [3] 3 = two way [3] 3 = ‹‹2335›› 4 = ‹‹2245›› p, ES, slab ES, slab 3 = ‹‹ 3235 ›› 3 = ‹‹ 3325 ›› 3, endsignal, slab pass,endsignal, slab 3= 5422 (4= 2 highest) [3] 3 = ‹‹ 2425 ›› 3 = ‹‹ 4225 ›› 3, endsignal, slab pass,endsignal, slab 3 = ‹‹ 2236 ›› 3 = ‹‹ 2326 ›› 3 = ‹‹ 3226 ›› 4 = ‹‹ 2227›› noKorQ in 7c 3, endsignal, slab 3, endsignal, slab pass, endsignal, slab pass, endsignal, slab Note: suit: according standard handling 2 5332 5422 6322 7222 [3] 3 = 5332 [3] 3 = ‹‹ 2353 ›› 3 = ‹‹ 3253 ›› 4 = ‹‹ 3352 ›› 3 , endsignal, slab pass, endsignal, slab endsignal, slab 3 = 5422 [3] 3 = ‹‹ 2254 ›› 4 = ‹‹ 2452 ›› 4 = ‹‹ 4252 ›› pass, endsignal, slab endsignal, slab 4! = endsignal,rest is slab 3 = ‹‹ 2263 ›› 3 = ‹‹ 2362 ›› 4 = ‹‹ 3262 ›› 4 = ‹‹ 2272›› noKorQ in 7c 3, endsignal, slab pass, endsignal, slab endsignal, slab Pass, slab 3 5332 5422 6322 7222 [3] 3 = 5332 [3] 3 = ‹‹ 2533 ›› 4 = ‹‹ 3523 ›› 4 = ‹‹ 3532 ›› pass, endsignal, slab endsignal, slab 4! = endsignal,rest is slab 3 = 5422 [3!!] 4 = ‹‹ 2524 ›› 4 = ‹‹ 2542 ›› 4 = ‹‹ 4522 ›› endsignal, slab 4! = endsignal,rest is slab 4! = to play, rest = slab 3 = ‹‹ 2623 ›› 4 = ‹‹ 2632 ›› 4 = ‹‹ 3622 ›› 4 = ‹‹ 2722›› noKorQ in 7c pass, endsignal, slab endsignal, slab 4! = endsignal,rest is slab Pass or slab 3 5332 [3] 3 = ‹‹ 5233 ›› 3 = ‹‹ 5323 ›› 4 = ‹‹ 5332 ›› 3, endsignal, slab pass, endsignal, slab endsignal, slab 3 5422 [3] 3 = ‹‹ 5224 ›› 4 = ‹‹ 5242 ›› 4 = ‹‹ 5422 ›› pass, endsignal, slab endsignal, slab 4! = to play, rest is slab 3 63m22 7222 [4] 4 = ‹‹ 6223 ›› 4 = ‹‹ 6232 ›› 4 = ‹‹ 7222 ›› 4! = endsignal,rest is slab 4! = to play, rest = slab slab 3 6322 pass, endsignal, slab 4x 7222 with a Queen in the 7card suit
regarding the 7222 with K or KJ in 7c-suit, hidden in the 2 bid: after the [2 ] relay jump to 4 level in your 7c.suit

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 2 - [2] PASS - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 2/3 and further handling after relay 2/3 relay Bid Shape Suit 2 5332 5422 6322 + 7222 (no Q) [3] 3 = 5332 OR 7222+Q dblt. [3] 3 = ‹‹ 2335 ›› 3 = ‹‹ 3235 ›› 4 = ‹‹ 3325 ›› 4x=7222 with Q 3 , endsignal, slab pass, endsignal, slab endsignal, slab 3 = 5422 [3] 3 = ‹‹ 2245 ›› 4 = ‹‹ 2425 ›› 4 = ‹‹ 4225 ›› pass, endsignal, slab endsignal, slab 4! = endsignal,rest is slab 3 = ‹‹ 2236 ›› (or 2227 noQ) 3 = ‹‹ 2326 ›› 4 = ‹‹ 3226 ›› 3, 4= distri relay,endsignal, slab pass, endsignal, slab endsignal, slab 3 5332 5422 6322 + 7222 (no Q) [3] 3 = 5332 OR 7222+Q dblt. [3] 3 = ‹‹ 2353 ›› 4 = ! ‹‹ 3352›› ! 4 = ! ‹‹ 3253›› ! 4x=7222 with Q pass, endsignal, slab endsignal, slab 4! = endsignal, rest is slab 3 = 5422 [3!!] 4 = ‹‹ 2254 ›› 4 = ‹‹ 2452 ›› 4 = ‹‹ 4252 ›› endsignal, slab 4! =to play, rest= slab 4! = to play, rest = sla)b 3 = ‹‹ 2263 ›› (or 2272 noQ) 4 = ‹‹ 2362 ›› 4 = ‹‹ 3262 ›› pass,4= distri relay, endsignal, slab endsignal, slab 4! = endsignal,rest is slab 3 5332 5422 6322 + 7222 (no Q) [3] 3 = 5332 OR 7222+Q dblt. [3!!] 4 = ‹‹ 2533›› 4 = ‹‹ 3523›› 4 = ‹‹ 3532›› 4 = ‹‹7222››+Q 4 = 7m222 +Q endsignal, slab 4! = endsignal, rest is slab 4! = to play, rest = slab 5! =pass or correct 3 = 5422 [4] 4 = ‹‹ 2524 ›› 4 = ‹‹ 2542 ›› 4 = ‹‹ 4522 ›› 4! =to play, rest= slab 4! = endsignal, rest= slab slab 4 = ‹‹ 2623 ›› (or 2722 noQ) endsignal, 4> slab ( order because of 2623 probably) [4] distri relay! 4 = ‹‹ 2623›› slab 4 = ‹‹ 2722›› no J 5 = ‹‹ 2722›› J no J ( 5} =scan further) 5 = ‹‹ 2722›› J + J no J 5 = ‹‹ 2722›› J + J + J 4 = ‹‹ 2632 ›› 4! =to play, rest= slab 4 = ‹‹ 3623 ›› 4! = to play, rest = slab 3 5332 7222 [3] 3 = ‹‹ 5233 ›› 4 = ‹‹ 5323 ›› 4 = ‹‹ 5332 ›› 4 = ‹‹2722›› +Q 4 = ‹‹2227›› +Q 4 = ‹‹2272›› +Q pass, endsignal, slab endsignal, slab 4! = to playl ,rest is slab 3 5422 [3!!] 4 = ‹‹ 5224 ›› 4 = ‹‹ 5242 ›› 4 = ‹‹ 5422 ›› endsignal, slab 4! = endsignal, rest is slab 4/4! = to play, 4 is Q value?, 5m =to play 3 6322 or 7222 (no Q) [4] 4 = ‹‹ 6223 ›› (or 7222 noQ) 4 = relay, 4 = ‹‹ 6223›› slab 4 = ‹‹ 7222›› no J (you can scan further) 5 = ‹‹ 7222›› J no J ( 5} =J?, 5} =J?) 5 = ‹‹ 7222›› J + J no J 5 = ‹‹ 7222›› J + J + J rest is slab ( order because of 2623 most probably) 4! = ‹‹ 6232 ›› rest is slab 4! = ‹‹ 6322 ›› 4 = to play, rest is slab

4x bids are the 7222 with the Queen in the 7-card suit

regarding the 7222
with QJ in 7c-suit, hidden in the 2 bid: after the [2 ] relay jump to 4 level in your 7c.suit Major by 4 for -suit and 4 for -suit. The minor by using the 3 answer and after a relay, bid 3

As an alternative use again the double transfer (but the 2 bid maintains the 4333/4432, allowing R after the 2 bid, to bid 2 but hearing from RR a 5+card by this double transfer to break the relay, that means sign off! This can happen in case of a 23-25p. 4333/4432 shape.
Notice that the 7222 can not be so specified because you will need the 4
bid etc. for the -suit. Disadvantage is the very high level for the -suit

slab answers for above weak ranges (3/4-5 and the 0-3 )will get a special treatment (including location of the value)

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 [PASS] - [1] [1] [1 ] [1] [2 ] [2 ]= balanced all, 4-5p. (if 3 then a King) ? Bid HCP Description [2] 21+ Relay and game forcing 2 not forcing RR with bad fit or bad hand may Pass 2 not forcing RR with bad fit or bad hand may Pass 2 ! forc. + or 3 = no fit 3= natural n.f. 3/ = 5+ card 3= Majors > 3= Majors < 3= to play 3 = fit, no fit 3= Majors > 3= Majors < 3= to play 3 = fit + fit tolerance 3= Majors 4c 3= to play 3 = fit + fit tolerance 3= to play rest= ES, SLab 3 = fit, no fit+ tolerance Pass, ES, SLab òr if you wish to play the same as in the 1 balanced opening: 2 ! transfer to 3, IF R bids afterwards an other suit = n.f.! Note: RR with must bid 3 3 forc. natural and start control bidding 3 forc. natural and start control bidding 3 forc. natural and start control bidding 3 forc. natural and start control bidding 3 Majors 5/5

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 Example of any K + Q = a 6 pointer W AKJx Qxxx E S/non AQxxx KTxx AK xxx AT xx rec.games 3rd. july 2003*
 13+ any shape Pass [1] 6-11 any 4333/4432 or any 5332 and no 2 Tophon. of 3 or 5M4?22 OR any 0-5 and no A or any KQ 13+ any no 4333/4433 with 13-22 p. [1] 1 4333/4432 6-9 5m332 6-9 p. and no 2 Tophon. in minor + relay [2] 2 6-8 (if 8 then poor) 4333/4432 or 5m332 and no 2 Tophon. in minor ++ relay [2] 3 4432 exact distribution? [3] 3 « 4432 » although will be the contract, but to save bidding space do a Slab because you can define lateron {4} 4 1 Ace of 5 and no Queen next step =Suit Asking Bid {4} 5 Queen (or AK but here not possible A+K= good 8 pointer) Suit Asking Bid (if the Queen then 7) {5} 5 none (or KQ , here not possible combined with K {andQ} ) King not possible regarding the 2 answer 7 Pass * (board originally with King)

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 Example of an EXTREME shape W AKQxx Jx E S/non Qx ATxx AJTxxx K8xx - QJT BBO