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Defending Transfers

#1 User is offline   theo_16 

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Posted 2019-April-22, 02:35

In your methods what would 2 mean in the following situation

(1NT) - P - (2) - 2

or equivalently for 2:

(1NT) - P - (2) - 2


(For both auctions, the opponents are bidding a transfer)

How would this differ if you were a passed hand?
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Posted 2019-April-22, 03:26

Good question.

We play in a world where most opps play a weak NT. For us, these bids would be a strong take-out. With fewer values we pass and double for take-out on the next round.
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Posted 2019-April-22, 08:20

We play "colorful cuebids" as a defense against transfers:

1NT-P-2:
Dbl +
2 +
2NT +

1NT-P-2:
Dbl +
2 +
2NT +

In other words: 2NT always shows the minors, double always shows the suit doubled and the cuebid shows two suits of the same color (and obviously not the suit that you bid).

But I think it is fairly standard to play:
Dbl shows the suit doubled
Cue shows a strong takeout (3 suits)
2NT minors or any two suits

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