Bridge made simple

TRANSFERS AFTER PARTNER’S 1NT OPENING

USING TRANSFERS

After your partner opens the bidding 0NE NO TRUMP 

TRANSFERS TELL!  

“I have 5 or more in the NEXT HIGHER SUIT!” Responder Bids the suit below their REAL Suit.

If your suit is ’s, bid ’s!

If your suit is ’s, bid ’s!

Opener(1NT) will alert (announce) to the opponents by saying – “Transfer”.  Opener then bids the next higher suit when their turn comes

​Responder —-PUT your hand in one of three categories based on your total points:

0 to 7​ — NO GAME – RESPONDER IS THE CAPTAIN —you know partnership belongs in part-score.

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SIGNOFF​  Transfer to your 5 card major then pass once Opener makes the transfer

 With no LONG SUIT in your hand  for a transfer, just pass opener’s one no trump!  ****Remember you cannot show a long club suit as that bid  (2c) over 1 NT, is used for Stayman

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INVITATIONAL

8 or 9​  points – a game is possible if 1 NT opener has 17 points or possibly 16 points.

With a 5 card major, transfer with the intention of bidding 2NT on your next bid to show YOU HAVE 5 CARDS IN THE SUIT AND your point count of 8 or 9 points!

INVITE​—-With a 6+ card major, transfer with the intention of repeating your suit at the 3 level with 8/9 points

With no length simply bid 2NT to invite NT opener to go to game with 17 points or pass with 15 pts.

These are invitational bids.

FORCING

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10+ GAME!!! ​​Partnership belongs in Game.

With a 5 card major, transfer with the intention of bidding 3NT on your next bid – you are showing a 5 card major and 10 + pts.

With a 6+ card major, transfer with the intention of repeating your suit at the game level – 4 level.

​​With no length, simply bid 3NT.

Rebids by Opener:

With 3 card support, a Golden fit, play in the major
Accept invitations to Game with 16*/17pts
With 15 pts, PASS

*16 – accept with your OWN 5 card suit

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