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50 - JUNE 2024

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1(♠)-DBLE-? [PART 1]

Most partnerships, even casual ones, play transfers over No-Trump openings. The primary advantage of using transfers is that doing so allows you to describe many more hand types than you can using natural methods. The concept of transfer bids is not difficult to understand, so it is perhaps strange that most partnerships do not use them in more situations. One situation in which they can be very useful is when your partner’s opening bid of a major is doubled. Let’s see how it works and why it is a useful tool to have available. Consider these bidding problems:

HAND A
♠ J863
 972
 3
♣ Q9753

 

HAND B
♠ J83
 10872 
 53
♣ Q973

 

HAND C
♠ J83
 10872 

 3
♣ Q9753

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Marc Smith

Marc Smith was in the Great Britain team that won the European Junior Teams Championship in 1985. His 25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know (co-authored with Barbara Seagram) has sold more than 300,000 copies.

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