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Check out the following cool systems!  More commentary on some of these will be found on my blog.

  • 2-bid structure – two-level scheme with one-level accuracy
  • 2H Multi – as 2D, but higher; used at one point by Versace-Lauria and Helgemo; brief write-ups
  • All systems – from 1995, all systems analyzed for ‘aggressiveness’; summaries of openings too
  • An Unassuming Club – Polish with a weak NT; an improved version with Kokish after 1C; survival tree for on-the-fly use; hyperlinked version from Bill Campbell
  • Assiste” – by Romolo Napoletano
  • Blue Team Club – Franco’s modern rewrite; FD card – or check out a characteristic Austrian version
  • Burgay 1N response structure – Dano used to play (plays?) this with Burgay; emphasis is on showing shape, setting suit for cue-bidding
  • Burgay Diamond – strong diamond, 2-way club, orig. 1973 version
  • Combine, a.k.a. Slawinsky, Leads – treatise describing Fantoni-Nunes leads, why they cover the most important situations
  • Dwururka – transfer opening 4-crd majors but no artificial strong opening, from Boguslaw Pazur (WBF convention card)
  • Equality – from Misho Nedyalkov and Ben Riddles; handling competitive auctions in a better way
  • ETM Victory – excellent 5-card major, standardish system from Glen Ashton; warning: Dan-complexity level; a slightly-more-followable condensed write-up, and FD card; a different optimized (strong NT) standard is Sher-Umeno Supernatural, with GF relay;
  • Fantoni-Nunes – mainly from the Vugraph Project’s .lin files (updated but doesn’t change much now); there is a readable version of my observations by Bill Jacobs;
  • Gazzilli – solves the 16+ HCP 1M openers in standard systems; major component of Garozzo’s new Ambra-like systems; the link is one way of playing it
  • Garozzo-DuPont – notes from observations of “papi” and “snabu” on OKB; similar to Ambra
  • IMprecision – symmetric relay strong club that starts off with a twist
  • Incision – a micro-precision from Aviv Shahaf
  • Janus – 1C is strong balanced or weak unbalanced, while 1D is strong unbalanced or weak balanced; from Fried Weber
  • Jump-Bidding – nice 1990 overview of the development of bidding, by Francesco Sallustio, using the jump-bid to demonstrate what makes a good convention;
  • Kantar’s Roman Keycard system – from the html pages that once were up; most of the modules are independent so can be added to taste
  • Kokish-Kraft notes – Kokish’s own full weak NT system, 300+ pp; posted with express permission of authors, a text tree(abridged)
  • Basic Italian cue-bidding methods – from Claudio Petroncini; does not include Turbo (described in BTC above)
  • Magic Diamond – strong diamond, medium club, lite openings
  • Martel-Stansby (NEW) – Kokish-lite weak NT system, raw notes from all vugraph
  • Millenium Club – Polish club (subsets all strong) with transfer responses; just 1C/1D opening modules
  • Marston’s Moscito 2005 – introductory booklet off of Australian Bridge website
  • MOX-NT – attractive writeup (a la Ambra) of optimized 5M system with many strong/weak multi openings
  • Nail – 4M system from Pazur with heart-sensitive strong 1C/1D openings, weak NT
  • Neapolitan Club – like Blue Team Club but the original off of which it was based; more explanation; best viewed in Notepad with wordwrap
  • Nightmare – from Buratti and Lanzarotti in the good old days
  • NTC – very fun; Dynamic NT, lots of transfers, relays; from Misho Nedyalkov
  • Obvious Shift Principle – carding method from the Granovetters, used by experts
  • OKB 2/1 – OKB puts the “O” in “My G*D what a horrible software”;  system is important in web bridge history; another writeup
  • Polish Club versions – see what is affecting Polish bridge (alert regulations in Poland [Polski])
  • Power Precision – Sontag and Weichsel; FD card;
  • Revision Club – good writeup of a precision; 4th edition (John Montgomery); possibly the best-reading description of a strong club ever;
  • Rigal Precision – from Barry Rigal’s excellent book Precision in the ’90’s
  • Roadmap – nice document of a good weak NT system; from Francesco Sallustio
  • Robson/Segal’s “Partnership Bidding in Bridge” – the best study of competitive bidding; with permission from the authors
  • Roman Club – summarized by Allen Miller; another version from Graz, Austria (a whole club plays it there); Belladonna’s 1986 update
  • Romex – many very strong openings based on losers and controls
  • Sher-Neill Canape Precision – it’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt… then it’s just fun
  • Superlambda – Polish forcing pass system; interesting but lacks some interference and relay-break notes;
  • SuperPrecision – … but you can pay 2 old dogs to pretend to make up new tricks (lots of obvious bidding sequences)
  • Swan 4.0 and Zebra – weak/strong clubs, detailed write-ups; less daring than Tangerine
  • Tangerine Club – 1C = 8-9 bal. or 15+, very fun
  • “Terrorist” Moscito – relays; Bo-Yin’s complex write-up; GIB has played this too;  textfile condensate
  • Toad Club -(updated again) relay precision from Jim Griffin
  • TOSR – lost original html files, here’s a good reboot; FD card;  a Josh-Dan thing (updated 2018 Atlanta)
  • Ultimate Club – A great drug
  • Ultra Club – canape with lots of science; FD card
  • Vanilla Symmetric Relays – Alan Truscott’s notes; this, also in Rigal’s book, started it off for me;
  • Volmac Precision – incomplete notes; apparently what Garozzo tried to teach Snabu originally in the 80’s
  • Washington Standard – solid tournament-quality 2/1 system from Steve Robinson; FD card;
  • Webertreff – lots of canape, some relays; good competitive agreements; also from F.W. above

Bidding System Links

  • Ambra” – write-up based on Garozzo’s 2/1 system for the Italian 2000 World Junior Champs; why this structure hasn’t dispersed out of Europe yet, I don’t know; edited further by Gijs Haarlem; FD file
  • An Unassuming Club – Polish with a weak NT; an improved version with Kokish after 1C; survival tree for on-the-fly use; hyperlinked version from Bill Campbell
  • Caroline Club – a canape precision
  • F-club – hearty Scanian strong club
  • MAF – by Chiel Verwoest, a master html-artist, and magic acol f***er
  • Shark – very light 1M opening canape, strong club, simple
  • SPREAD and SCREAM – by Mark Abraham
  • Viking Club