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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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1CL Opening in 3/4 sit = 8+ HCP, any shape                                  1DI = B(-1 to 0.5)+, any shape
1HE = Relay, ask for the strength / overall shape                         2CL = B(0), 5 + card CL suit
2DI = Relay, ask for length of the suit / side suits                         2NT = 3rd step answer for 6 card CL suit + COLOR side suit
3CL = Relay, ask for the 2nd longest suit (exact shape)              3DI = 1246 exact shape
3HE = Relay, ask for the TOP Honors                                             3NT = 2nd step answer for 1 Ace
4SP = Sign Off

East's B# = B(0), West's B# = 3.5
The game's Play level (PL) = 0 + 3.5 + 2*0.5 (for 2 "good" Singletons in Minors) - 0.5 (for a Singleton Trump) = 4.0 for 50% Game
Control Points (CP) = Ace CL + Ace SP + King SP + Ace HE + Singleton DI + Singleton CL = 6 + 6 + 4 + 6 + 4 + 4 = 30
To have a 100% Game in Majors you will need PL >= 4.5  &  24+ CP
To have a 100% Game in Minors you will need PL >= 5.5  &  28+ CP
To have statistically a 100% Small Slam you will need PL >= 6.6  &  32 to 36 CP
To have statistically a 100% GRAND SLAM you will need PL >= 7.5  & 40+ CP
NOTE: 38 CP are irrelevant (there is not a possible combination between Aces & Kings for 38 CP when A = 6 CP & K = 4 CP
             If you discover 38 CP, you have for sure a duplication between a Control & a pseudo Control (a Void or a Singleton),
lower them immediately to 34 or 32 CP, no big difference for the practice

 - You may think, that Force Point bridge system is dificult for you, because it looks very unusual.
Pay attention that there is not bridge systems to offer such assurance for any contracts which makes Fp a very strong system !


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