T-Precision - Transfer Precision Bridge Bidding System

Version: 2.00
Date: June 18, 2011

Mr. Steve McGrahan presented the newest version of T-Precision on June 18, 2011, and which he posted on his website. This updated version also includes the inclusion of all responses to a 1 Club opening. This bridge-related information of Mr. Steve McGrahan has only been archived and preserved on this site in .pdf file format for future reference.

Note: Nothing has been altered or changed from the original version as presented by Mr. Steve McGrahan except for various punctuation marks and spelling of written abbreviations for the purpose of clarification for the reader.

Developed by Mr. Steve McGrahan of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, these opening bids represent his latest Transfer Precision Version 1.87 dated May 15, 2011, in pdf file format. These opening bids and the continuances have been developed over time and there have been improvements amended to the entire system, thereby creating a newer version. Such amendments can be found on the online blog. This web page also contains several competitive features when the opponents begin the auction. This information is dated December 17, 2010. A more recent addition can be found also on the online blog dated May 25, 2010.

Mr. Steven McGrahan has also created a website, which contains a brief summary of parts of T- Precision and on the middle of the page is a summary of a basic precision bidding system.

Note: Source is the website of Mr. Steve McGrahan.

Note: The complete system, as developed by Mr. Steve McGrahan, can be found at the following website in .pdf file format.

Note: This information has also only been archived and preserved on this site in .pdf file format for future reference. This visitor should always check the website of Mr. Steve McGrahan for any additional updated versions.

Opening Bids Only - Version 1.87
Bid Strength Meaning
1 : 16+ high card points Less with strong suit or suits, or
    17-21 or 24 plus points, balanced due to 1 No Trump ranges.
1 : 11-15 high card points Shows 2 plus Diamonds. A catchall bid. Can be opened light in 3rd seat. Includes the 3-suiters with 3 plus Diamonds, some Minor two-suiters. 4 p[us of a Major suit and 4 plus Diamonds, hands where Diamonds is longest suit, (4-2)-2-5 hands, and finally it includes flat hands with 11-13 high card points, or with two good 4-card Majors.
1 : 11-15 high card points Promises a 5 plus Heart suit. Can be opened light in 3rd seat. Only Reverse Drury is played.
1 : 11-15 high card points Promises a 5 plus Spade suit. Can be opened light in 3rd seat. Only Reverse Drury is played.
1 NT: 14-16 high card points Shows a balanced holding, which may have a 5-card Minor but not (5-4-2-2); may not have two good 4-card Majors.
2 : 11-15 high card points Promises a 6-card plus Club suit; may have another 4 or 5-card Major, but will usually just be a one-suited 6-card Club suit. Can be opened light in third seat.
2 : 11-15 high card points Shows shortage (zero or 1) in Diamonds. Distribution: 4-4-1-4, 4-4-0-5, (4-3)-1-5 distribution.
2 : 5-10 high card points Weak Two in Hearts. In 4th Seat it shows 10-13 high card points.
2 : 5-10 high card points Weak Two in Spades. In 4th Seat it shows 10-13 high card points.
2NT: 22-23 high card points Shows balanced shape. May have a 5-card suit, but not 5-4-2-2.
3 : 8-12 high card points Shows a 7-card semi-solid suit in Clubs with an outside entry; invitational to 3 No Trump.
3 : 8-12 high card points Shows a 7-card semi-solid suit in Diamonds with an outside entry; invitational to 3 No Trump.
3 :   Preempt in Hearts. Rule of 2 and 3.
3 :   Preempt in Spades. Rule of 2 and 3.
3 NT:   Preempt in either Clubs or Diamonds.
4 : 12-15 high card points Shows a 7 plus Major. Namyats for solid Hearts; will have an outside Ace or King if only 7-card suits.
4 : 12-15 high card points Shows a 7 plus Major. Namyats for solid Spades; will have an outside Ace or King if only 7-card suits.
4 : 7-11 High card points Shows a 7-card plus Heart suit. Rule of 2 and 3.
4 : 7-11 High card points Shows a 7-card plus Spade suit. Rule of 2 and 3.

Newest Updated Version

Mr. Steve Mcgrahan has released his newest updated Version 2.02 Draft D online, which is dated September 1, 2012. Among the new features is the differentiation between balanced and unbalanced holdings and the required high card point range in first and second seat, non-vulnerable, as opposed to first and second seat, vulnerable, and inclusive of all states of vulnerability in third and fourth seat. This write-up, or draft, has been only preserved and archived on this site in .pdf file format for future reference.

The opening bids are more detailed, explained more accurately, and are accompanied with appropriate and systemic continuations.

 

 

If you wish to include this feature, or any other feature, of the game of bridge in your partnership agreement, then please make certain that the concept is understood by both partners. Be aware whether or not the feature is alertable or not and whether an announcement should or must be made. Check with the governing body and/or the bridge district and/or the bridge unit prior to the game to establish the guidelines applied. Please include the particular feature on your convention card in order that your opponents are also aware of this feature during the bidding process, since this information must be made known to them according to the Laws of Duplicate Contract Bridge. We do not always include the procedure regarding Alerts and/or Announcements, since these regulations are changed and revised during time by the governing body. It is our intention only to present the information as concisely and as accurately as possible.

 


     
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