Supplementary Notes on neosqueeze >>1<<


The improved version of the 1 opening we call NEOSQUEEZE. It resembles in nothing with the original lay-out. We take away here in MUTOS the old complaints as if strong clubs emphasises too much the honnour-strength and neglects the distributional power of a hand.

In this neosqueeze we apply heavily the multi-principle to show strength as well as distribution.

A very important and heavily applied convention is the Relative Suit Code-convention. All our bids are conventional and abstract. We optimise the bidding space by bidding via steps, either to ask for a suit, either to ask for strength.

The 1-response is the only one that shows a modest partner: 0-7hp . An opener with 16-17hps knows that the auction must end in a part score. With more (18-19) he hopes that partner bids once again to show 6-7hp in order to pull out a game contract.

All other responses show 8+hp and are GF. All those responses are multi-based except 1 and the 3-level responses. The latter because the level reached is too high to use the few space left for multi-purposes. With the 1 respons, indicating a balanced hand without even a 5 card, we want the available bidding space to be used by the opener to ask for a direct suit, aiming fast for a possible fit.

The players have to memorize the answering scheme ( but is that always so?) but there is a structure present that helps you to reconstruct the scheme at the bridge table :

1 ( directs to next suit ) to indicate hand with mainly a major : 54xx, 6331, 64xx,65xx . Answering the JNB via RSC show the 2 suits.
Then, the JNB asks to ckarify fully the distribition : 5422 (s1) or 5431 (s2/3 telling the sn) . Then, the JNB asks for strength. (*)

1 ( directs to next suit 1NT) to indicate a balanced hand without 5card .4441 allowed.

1NT ( directs to next suit ) to indicate hand with mainly a minor : 54xx, 6331, 64xx,65xx . Answering the JNB via RSC show the 2 suits.
Then, the JNB asks to ckarify fully the distribition : 5422 (s1) or 5431 (s2/3 telling the sn) . Then, the JNB asks for strength. (*)

2 (arbitrary) to indicate a 5332 . Opener will then ask (via JNB) consequently for the 5 card and doubleton .Answer via RSC.Then, the JNB asks for strength. (*)

2 / : a 6322 hand with 6c major/minor . The JNB will ask for the major/minor (2steps answer) and next for the 3card.Answer via RSC.

2 : a 55xx holding with 5 spades. The JNB then asks for the 2nd suit . Answer via RSC.Then, the JNB asks for strength. (*)

2NT : a 55xx holding without 5 spades. The JNB then asks applicable combination (-,C-,-)

3x = 7222 with x= 7card suit . If x is a minor, partner can now ask a stop in y (if y>x) via 3y. When partner holds a stopper in y, he rebids 3NT , else 4x.


(*) Strength count :

step 1 = 8-10
step 2 = 11-12
step 3 = 13-14 etc
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1-1 :

s123456 : 234144

or s1 = 2 cards, step2 = 3 card , step 3 = 4 card with 8-10hp , step 4= sn ( revealing a 4441 holding), step5 = 4 card with 11-12 hp, step6= 4card with 13+hp

s1234 : 4321