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Fp Bidding

                                       How to discover the exact partner's shape using Fp & SCOR Convention
 DI Opening - An Example for playing live (Opponents overcalls when using Pass & DBL do not change the bids significantly)

1DI  = 2.5 to 4.5 contract tricks, 5+ card Basic suit) - 1HE ! (Relay, 1 or more contract tricks, Ask for the length of the DI suit)
           NOTE: Find the Fp Counting on the Home Page
 - 1SP = 5d or 7d / 2272 - 1NT ! (Relay, Ask for the side suits, exact shape) --> see the continuation  # 1 below
 - 1NT = 6d or 8d with SHAPE (CL + HE) side suits excluding DI suit - 2CL ! (Relay, Ask for the shape) --> continuation # 2
 - 2CL = 6d or 8d with COLOR (black) side suits - 2DI ! (Relay, Ask for the shape) --> see continuation # 3 below
 - 2DI = 6d or 8d, RANK side suits + Void  or  S+V - 2HE ! (Relay, Ask for the exact shape) --> see continuation # 4 below
 - 2HE = 2461 --> 6d + RANK side suits
 - 2SP = 4261
 - 2NT = 2263 --> use NT bid to show no S / V (ambiguous balance) if the color of the 3 card suit doesn't appear before it
 - 3CL = 1183 --> 8d + RANK, no S / V
 - 3DI = 3361
 - 3HE = empty
 - 3SP = empty
 - 3NT = 2281 --> 8d + RANK, no S / V

NOTE: When you discover the exact shape, you may continue with a new Relay, asking for the exact strength.
            Then you may ask your partner for the TOP Honors & where they are.

 # 1 continuation: 1DI - 1HE ! ---> 1SP (5 or 7 cards in the Basic DI suit) - 1NT ! (Relay, Ask for the side suits, exact shape):
 - 2CL = 5d or 7d, SHAPE (CL + HE) side suits / 2272 - 2DI ! (Relay, Ask for the exact shape) ---> see continuation # 1.1 below
 - 2DI = 5d or 7d, COLOR (black) side suits - 2HE ! (Relay, Ask for the exact shape) --> see continuation # 1.2 below
 - 2HE = 3451 --> 5d + RANK side suits (Majors)
 - 2SP = 4351
 - 2NT = 7 card DI suit + RANK (Majors) side suit - 3CL ! (Relay, Ask for the exact shape) --> see continuation # 1.3 below
 - 3CL = 2254
 - 3DI = 3352 --> bid the Basic DI suit with 3 by 3 in the side suits
 - 3HE = 4450 --> JUMP 1 Level + 1 step (6 steps) with Void

 # 2 continuation: 1DI - 1HE ! ---> 1NT (6d or 8d, SHAPE) - 2CL ! (Relay, Ask for the shape):
 - 2DI (6d or 8d,  SHAPE + Void  or  S+V) - 2HE ! (Relay, Ask for the exact shape) --> see continuation # 2.1 below
 - 2HE = 1462
 - 2SP = 3262
 - 2NT = 1282 --> 8d + SHAPE, no S / V
 - 3CL = 1264
 - 3DI = 1363
 - 3HE = empty
 - 3SP = 3181 --> 8d + SHAPE, no S / V

# 3 continuation: 1DI - 1HE ! ---> 2CL (6d or 8d,  COLOR) - 2DI ! (Relay, Ask for the exact shape):
 - 2HE (6d or 8d,  COLOR + Void  or  S+V) - 2SP ! (Relay, Ask for the exact shape) --> see continuation # 3.1 below
 - 2SP = 4162 --> 6d + COLOR
 - 2NT = 2362 --> no S / V
 - 3CL = 2164
 - 3DI = 3163
 - 3HE = 1381 --> 8d + COLOR, no S / V
 - 3SP = empty
 - 3NT = 2182 --> 6d + COLOR, no S / V

# 4 continuation: 1DI - 1HE ! ---> 2DI (6d or 8d,  RANK + Void  or S+V) - 2HE ! (Relay, Ask for the exact shape):
 - 2SP = 3460 --> 6d + RANK + Void (4 cards in the lower short card suit)
 - 2NT = 4360 (4 cards in the higher short suit)
 - 3CL = 2380 --> 8d + RANK + Void (3 cards in the lower short card suit)
 - 3DI = 3260 (3 cards in the higher card short suit)
 - 3HE = 1480 --> 8d + RANK + (S+V), 4 cards in the lower short card suit)
 - 3SP = 4180 (4 cards in the higher short suit)

# 1.1 continuation 1DI - 1HE ! - 1SP - 1NT ! ---> 2CL (5d or 7d, SHAPE / 2272) - 2DI ! (Relay, Ask for the exact shape)
 - 2HE = 1453 --> 5d + SHAPE
 - 2SP = 4252
 - 2NT = 7d + SHAPE - 3CL ! (Relay, Ask for the exact shape) --> see continuation # 1.1.1 below
 - 3CL = 1354
 - 3DI = 2353  --> bid the Basic DI suit for 3 by 3 in the side suits
 - 3HE = 0454 --. JUMP 1 level + 1 step (6 steps) with Void
 - 3SP = empty
 - 3NT = 2272

# 1.2 continuation: ---> 1DI - 1HE ! - 1SP - 1NT ! ---> 2DI (5d or 7d,  COLOR) - 2HE ! (Relay, Ask for the exact shape)
 - 2SP = 4153 --> 5d + COLOR
 - 2NT = 7d + COLOR - 3CL ! (Relay, Ask for the exact shape) --> see continuation # 1.2.1 below
 - 3CL = 3154
 - 3DI = 3253 --> bid the Basic DI suit with 3 by 3 in the side suits
 - 3HE = 2452
 - 3SP = 4054 --> JUMP 1 Level + 1 step (6 steps) with Void


# 1.3 continuation: 1DI - 1HE ! - 1SP - 1NT ! ---> 2NT (7 card DI suit + RANK side suits) - 3CL ! (Relay, Ask for the exact shape):
 - 3DI = 3370 --> 7d + RANK, bid the Basic suit to show 3 by 3 in the side suits
 - 3HE = 2371
 - 3SP = 3271
 - 3NT = 2470  --> bid NT to show 4 cards in the lower short suit
 - 4CL = 1174
 - 4DI = 4270 --> JUMP 1 Level + 1 step (6 steps) to show 4 cards in the higher short suit

# 2.1 continuation: 1DI - 1HE ! - 1NT - 2CL ! ---> 2DI (6d or 8d, SHAPE + Void  or S+V) - 2HE ! (Relay, Ask for the exact shape):
 - 2SP = 0364 --> 6d + SHAPE + Void (4 cards in the lower short suit)
 - 2NT = 0463 (4 cards in the higher short suit)
 - 3CL = 0283 --> 8d + SHAPE + Void (3 cards in the lower short suit)
 - 3DI = 0382 (3 cards in the higher short suit)
 - 3HE = 0184 --> 8d + SHAPE + (S+V), 4 cards in the lower short suit
 - 3SP = 0481 (4 cards in the higher short suit)

# 3.1 continuation: 1DI - 1HE ! - 2CL - 2DI ! ---> 2HE (6d or 8d,  COLOR + Void  or S+V) - 2SP ! (Relay, Ask for the exact shape):
 - 2NT = 3064 --> 6d + COLOR + Void (4 cards in the lower short suit)
 - 3CL = 4063 (4 cards in the higher short suit)
 - 3DI = 2083 --> 8d + COLOR + Void (4 cards in the lower short suit
 - 3HE = 3082 (4 cards in the higher short suit)
 - 3SP = 1084 --> 8d + COLOR +(S+V), 4 cards in the lower short suit
 - 3NT = 4081 (4 cards in the higher short suit)

# 1.1.1 continuation: 1DI - 1HE ! - 1SP - 1NT ! - 2CL - 2DI ! ---> 2NT (7d + SHAPE) - 3CL ! (Relay, Ask for the exact shape):
 - 3DI = 0373 --> 7d + SHAPE, bid the Basic suit to show 3 by 3 in the side suits
 - 3HE = 1372
 - 3SP = 4171
 - 3NT = 0274 --> bid NT to show 4 cards in the lower short suit
 - 4CL = 1273
 - 4DI = 0472 --> JUMP 1 Level + 1 step (6 steps) to show 4 cards in the higher short suit

# 1.2.1 continuation: 1DI - 1HE ! - 1SP - 1NT ! - 2DI - 2HE ! ---> 2NT (7d + COLOR) - 3CL ! (Relay, Ask for the exact shape):
 - 3DI = 3073 --> 7d + COLOR, bid the Basic suit to show 3 by 3 in the side suits
 - 3HE = 1471
 - 3SP = 3172
 - 3NT = 2074 --> bid NT to show 4 cards in the lower short suit
 - 4CL = 2173
 - 4DI = 4072 --> JUMP 1 Level + 1 step (6 steps) to show 4 cards in the higher short suit

 - How you can see, using Fp you can show any shape up to the 4th Level in the suit you opened.
 - In the cases when the opponents over-call, you will not go significantly higher, because you will use the bids of Pass & DBL
(RDBL) for the first 2 steps to answer, thus sawing a valuable bidding space.
 - It is the same when you open 1HE or 1SP & slightly different when you open 1CL, because 1CL Opening may be strong too.  

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