I really enjoy playing Precision. I think its best feature is that we can get into many auctions light since all bids other than 1 Club are limited, which has really good preemptive value. But it also has a really powerful structure that we can use when we start with a strong 1 Club. Here is an example of the asking bids at their best. I was playing with Dave Neuman recently at the San Francisco sectional open pairs. I was dealer and was looking at
Now I could see 12 tricks unless the opponents had the AK of spades. I now was able to bid 3 Spades, which asked him what he had in Spades. The replies, again in steps not including no-trump, are no control, queen or doubleton, king or singleton, ace or void. Dave bid 4 Spades, the fourth step. So I knew he had the ace of spades, or possibly a void. I decided that with this auction, if the opponents had 11 spades including the ace and king, someone would have either bid them or doubled one of our spade bids. So I counted 13 tricks and just bid 7 NoTrump. (I could have been more precise and made another asking bid of 5 Spades, which would have asked him if his control was the ace or a void, and settled for 7 Diamonds if he had a void, but since Dave was still learning the system, I didn't want to risk a disaster in case he misinterpreted the bid.) Dave had
All the splits were normal and 7 NT made easily. This board was played 26 times, and we got all 25 matchpoints, so we were the only pair to get to 7 NT. This hand helped us to finish second in the event.