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In 1st/2nd seat Openings we use the special double-transfer balanced scheme AND in openings after Pass with 6-11 points:
- in sequence: [Pass] - [1] - [1] - and then 1/2 openings = 6-11 points
- in sequence: [Pass] - [1] - [1] - and then 1/3 = 6-11 points and the 1 opening (as if there were given a [1] relay)

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In all other cases (13+ opposite 12+) the main/standard scheme for which the diviation for the distribution types is:
- 4333,4432
- each suit 5332,5422, 6322 (so no specification for 5332 poor/good suit)
- 7222 with indication poor/good suit or closed with indication of the side values
In general:
- 2 bid = Majors, or 4333,4432, or 7222 poor suit, or 7222 closed with minimum side values
- 2 bid = minors, or 7222 good suit, or 7222 closed with maximum side values
In ++ or + opposite ++ and others same principle.

next step is asking for explanation of the 2 and 2 bids
- 4333/4432 with 2

- suit or suit with the lowest bid (= without indication on purpose of which distribution)
- suit or suit with the 2 next lowest bids (a bit more information - 5332/5422 or 6322, but no indication exact distribution)
- the 7222 with 3-3 directly
so R is not obliged to ask for exact distribution for the 4333-6322 shapes (bid game, stopper asking, asking for a 3card support, special spiral scan)

 4333 4333/4432 2 /3 type self known with the bid of 2( so 2 relays possible) 5332 3 including 5422 with the lowest 4 card 5422 3 the two highest 4cards only 6322 3-3 (or eventually 3-3)

(go to explanation of the Balanced set-tup through the whole system)

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with its own structure and answers in the 1st/2nd seat or 6-11 balanced after Pass

 BALANCED through Double Transfers(1st/2nd seat Openings AND in openings with 6-11p. after Pass opening suit description 1 ? 4333 4432 5332 and poor 5332 and poor 5332 and poor 5422 5332 and poor 5422 1 5332 and good 5422 6322 1 5332 and good 5422 6322 2 5332 and good 6322 2 5332 and good 6322 2 ? any 7222

(good= up to you: 2 of 3 Tophon. òr if you wish 3 of 5,
I prefer 2/3 regarding better slem investigation)

sequence of 1st/2nd seat opening

 1 - ? 1 = 8-12 4333,4432, any 5332( poor suit), 5M422 Bid HCP Description PASS 0-7/8 further bidding see: after interference [1] 13+ relay 1 7/8-13 balanced or 55m21 2=5c or play it as 54 in the Majors 2=5c or play it as 44 in the Majors 2 8-13 at least 5c 2 8-13 at least 5c 2 8-13 at least 5c 2 8-13 at least 5c 2] 6-9/10-12 5/5 minors or Majors (minors 5530 only) Pointrange 55 : depends on vulnerable / HCP placing 3 7-12 at least 6c and at least an Ace or a King in the 6 card (not solid) 3 7-12 at least 6c and at least an Ace or a King in the 6 card (not solid) 3 7-12 at least 6c and at least an Ace or a King in the 6 card (not solid) 3 7-12 at least 6c and at least an Ace or a King in the 6 card (not solid) 3 12 any solid 1-suiter + a side King

 1 - [1] ? Bid HCP Description 1 8-10 5332 or and suit is poor 4333, 4432 2 8-10 11-12 11-12 11-12 5332 and poor suit 5422 4333 good quality but without extra (extra filling, uncovered Jack etc.) So you can end in 2= to play 4432 poor quality 5332 and poor suit 2 8-10 11-12 5332 and poor suit 5422 5332 and poor suit 2 11-12 4432 good quality OR 4333 good quality with extra filling (tenance, uncovered Jack etc.) 2 11-12 5332 and poor suit 5422 2 11-12 4333 poor quality So R may decide to Pass 3 11-12 5332 and poor suit or 5422 3 11-12 5422 and 4 cards in the two highest suits

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 1 - ? 1 = 8-12 5332 (good suit), 5422 or 6322 Bid HCP Description PASS 0-7/8 2-5+ card (could be safe gambling hoping for a balancing or a Double for correction inor ) [1] 13+ relay ( if less then fitting with a s/v and no barrage!) 2 0-11 at least 2c 2 8-13 at least 5c 2 8-13 at least 5c 2 8/9-13 at least 5c 2 12-14 invitation and non forcing 3 7-12 fit, weak invitation 3 7-12 at least 6c 3 7-12 at least 6c 3 7-12 at least 6c 3 to play

For these openings (1- 2) following 'rule' in case of a Relay:

- 1st. step = minimum for the given distribution types and for the 6322 distribution with the indication of a poor suit
(- 2nd3rd step = for the minors: indication 5m4M22)
- next step maximum all but 6322 poor suit,
( if in case there is no bidding space letf for exact distrubution asking aftrwards use 2 bids -highest is 6332-)
- next step is a minimum 6322 but with good suit
- next step(s) is/are a maximum 6322 with good suit
- 6322 closed in all suits bidable, but for and only with description of the exact sidevalues

Because of priority to indicate if the 6322 suit is of good or poor quality (so you will be able, knowing the pointrange, to set the best contract) the answer-scheme is not uniform. (you can't have all).

 1 - [1] ? Bid HCP Description 2 8-10 5332 and good suit or 5422 6322 and poor suit 2 8-10 5422 2 11-12 5332 and good suit or 6322 with poor suit or 5422 2 8-10 5422 2 8-10 6322 and good suit 3 11-12 6322 and good suit 3 9-12 6322 closed if will be the contract R will be declarer in his way 3 9-12 6322 closed if will be the contract R will be declarer in his way 3 9-12 6322 closed no side Queen or King 3 11-12 6322 closed with a side Queen or King

 1 - ? 1 = 8-12 5332 (good suit), 5422 or 6322 Bid HCP Description PASS 0--11 best contract presumable with 8-11, or if weak then own suit and s/v [2] 13+ relay ( if less then fitting with a s/v and no barrage!) 2 0-11 at least 2c 2 8-13 at least 5c 2 8-13 at least 5c 2 12-14 invitation and non forcing 3 7-12 at least 6c 3 7-12 fit, weak invitational 3 7-12 at least 6c 3 7-12 at least 6c 3 to play

 1 - [2] ? Bid HCP Description 2 8-10 5332 and good suit or 5422 6322 and poor suit 2 8-10 5422 2 8-10 5422 2 11-12 5332 and good suit or 5422 3 8-10 6322 and good suit 3 11-12 6322 and poor suit 3 11-12 6322 and good suit 3 9-12 ‹‹ 2263 ›› and closed suit 3 9-12 ‹‹ 2362 ›› and closed suit 4 9s-12 ‹‹ 3262 ›› and closed suit

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 2 - ? 2 = 8-12 5332 (good suit), or 6322 Bid HCP Description PASS 0-9 at least 5c or if weak then own suit and s/v [2] 13+ relay (if 9-12p. then well fitting and s/v shape s/v òr if through avoid bidding - see2} bid- s/v ) 2 0-11 at least 2c 2 8-13 at least 5c 2} 9-12 well fitting and a s/v 3} 3= s/v , 3= s/v OR to avoid Lead/teak out X: 3= s/v , 3= s/v 3 7-12 at least 6c 3 7-12 at least 6c (or 9-12 s/v and 5c) 3 7-12 fit, weak invitational (if s/v and 9-12 then) 3 7-12 at least 6c 3 to play

 2 - [2] ? Bid HCP Description 2 8-10 5332 and good suit or 6322 and poor suit 2 11-12 5332 and good suit or 6322 with poor suit 2 8-10 6322 and good suit 3 11-12 6322 and good suit 3 9-12 6322 solid and no 3card other Major with or without side Queen 3 11-12 6322 solid with side Queen 3 12 6322 solid with side King 3 12 6322 solid and no 3card with side King

 2 - ? 2 = 8-12 5332 (good suit), or 6322 Bid HCP Description PASS 0-9 at least 5c or if weak then own suit and s/v [2] 13+ relay 2 0-11 at least 2c 2} 9-12 well fitting and a s/v 3} 3= s/v , 3= s/v , 3= s/v OR to avoid lead/take out X: 3= s/v , 3= s/v , 3= s/v 3 7-12 at least 6c (or 9-12 s/v and 5c) 3 7-12 at least 6c 3 7-12 at least 6c (or 9-12 s/v and 5c) 3 7-12 fit, weak invitational (no s/v if 9-12) 3 to play

 2 - [2] ? Bid HCP Description 2 8-10 5332 and 2 toph./3 6322 and no 2 toph./3 2 11-12 5332 and 2 toph./3 OR 6322 no 2 toph./3 OR solid 63m22 with side Q or K 3 8-10 9-10 6322 and 2 toph./3 OR solid 63m22 with no side Q or K 3 11-12 6322 and 2 toph./3 3 9-10 solid 6322 no side Q or K 3 11-12 solid 6322 with side Q 3 11-12 solid 6322 with side K

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 2 - ? 2 = 8-12 any 7222, can be closed too (vul / n : with min. ànd poor suit open as a 6322) Bid HCP Description PASS 0-7 at least 6c and a singleton/void any [2] 12+ relay 2] 0+ at least 2card in each suit (can be strong), tactically. f.e. to avoid a Double on the relay or if you want that opener will play the contract 3 7-12 at least 6c singleton/void in 3 7-12 at least 6c singleton/void in 3 7-12 at least 6c singleton/void in 3 7-12 at least 6c singleton/void in 3] preempt. bid your 7 card 4 preempt to play 4 preempt to play 4 + or preempt to play, can be strong(er) (to avoid take outs) 4 + or preemp to play, can be strong(er) (to avoid take outs) 4] preempt. bid your 7 card 5 preempt to play 5 preempt to play 5 preempt to play 5 preempt to play

 2 - [2] ? Bid HCP Description 2 8 -12 11-12 11-12 7222 7222 any 7222 closed with a side Queen 3 8 -10 11-12 7222 7222 3 8 -10 11-12 7222 7222 3 8-10 7222 3 9-12 any 7222 closed and no side Queen or King 3 12 any 7222 closed with a side King