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New powerful Jacoby transfers

Main principles

The big potential of the jacoby transfers is far from being exploited. In order to make the best use of theese, all one have to do is to replace the standard and expensive openings 1NT and 2NT by the cheaper openings 1 and 2. Therefore the openings 1 and 2 include a balanced hand, with 15-17HCP for opening 1 and 20-21HCP for opening 2

The natural and conventional openings 1 and 2 have been gone. The openings 1NT and 2NT become free and can be used as you like.

The opening 1 Diamond

The system uses direct and indirect answers for Jacoby transfers, Stayman, minor suiters ans two suiters. This new concept enables a strong enlargement of the bidding field and therefore a greater accuracy of biddings and auctions.

The direct answers of responder

A direct answer is an answer which shows directly his meaning.

1 Pass (6) very weak hand
 
1 ou 1 (relay to 1NT) *
 
1NT (Transfer to 2) presumed very weak with 6 **
 
2 (direct Stayman) major two-suiter 44 or 54 ***
2(direct transfer to ) with 5 and at least 8HCP
2 (direct transfer to ) with 5 and at least 8HCP
 
2 (transfer to ) with 6 ****
 
2NT (with 5 5) *****
 
3 (strong suiter 6) 17HLD+ ******
3 (strong suiter 6) 17HLD+ ******
3 (strong suiter 6) 17HLD+ ******
3 (strong suiter 6) 17HLD+ ******
 
4(with 5 5) limited to game
 
3NT (balanced) quantitativ with 17HCP *******
4NT (Blackwood) at least 18H *******

* The relay answer requires always the opener to complete at 1NT. The choice of the relay 1 or 1 is always very important (except for playing at NT). Please read farther why and how at "The indirect answers of responder"

** Requires always completing to 2. Here is a new important concept what may called "Presumption denial" : The opener must always complete to 1NT because the responder has theoretically a very weak 6 suiter and asks the opener to bid and play 2. But if the responder do not pass after this bidding 2 but makes any new bidding, his hand differs entirely from this presumed. Please read farther why and how at "Extensions of the opening 1".

*** Please read more details in "The main auctions" at paragraph "The responder has at least and 4 cards in a major".

**** Game hope, and limited to game. Forcing to 2NT with fit, if not to 3.

***** Requires completing by opener to his better minor. ****** Slam biddings.

******* With just 16HCP and balanced hand, the responder bids first a relay, no matter 1 or 1, then he bids 4NT after completing 1NT by opener. See below indirect answers.

Of course the responder has also at his disposal the natural biddings 4 and 4 limited to game if he has a reason to play himself.

The indirect answers of responder

An indirect answer is the second answer of the responder after a relay followed by obligatory completing 1NT by opener, and which shows his real meaning.

The relay 1 excludes any interest in , and the relay 1 excludes any interest in . The choice of the relay 1 or 1 is always very important, particularly for Stayman with a single major 4° suiter and for transfers with a weak major 5° suiter. But also for some other biddings in minors.

1 1 (relay) ou 1 (relay)
1NT Pass (at most 7HCP) balanced *
2NT (8HCP) balanced and without major suiter *
3NT (at least 9H) balanced and without major suiter *
 
2 (indirect Stayman) 1 major 4°, at least 8HCP **
 
2(indirect transfer to ) with 5, after relay 1 ***
2 (indirect transfer to ) with 5, after relay 1 ***
 
2 (with 6) game hope ****
 
3 (5/6 4), singleton , 17HLD+ *****
3 (5/6 4), singleton , 17HLD+ *****
3 (5/6 4), void , 17HLD+ *****
3 (5/6 4), void , 17HLD+ *****
 
4 (5 5), singleton , 17HLD+ ******
4 (5 5), singleton , 17HLD+ ******
4 (5 5), void , 17HLD+ ******
4 (5 5), void , 17HLD+ ******
 
4NT (balanced) with 16HCP *******

* If the responder will let play NT by opener, never mind the choice of relay. But better is to use the relay 1 in order to prevent a possible overcall 1 by player 4.

** With 4 after relay 1, and with 4 after relay 1.

*** With at most 7HCP. The opener must complete at level 2 in the five-cards major suiter of responder.

**** Always with relay 1, never with relay 1. Using relay 1 would show 5 with just 8HCP and a singleton. See why in Main auctions.

***** Slam biddings. With no Ace after relay 1, and with at least 1 Ace after relay 1.

****** Slam biddings. With 1 Ace after relay 1, and with 2 Aces after relay 1. If the responder has no Ace, see his answers 3 and 3 in "Extensions".

******* See in first table the direct answers for balanced hands with 17HCP and at least 18HCP

Extensions of opening 1 Diamond

1 1NT (presumed transfer to ) *
2 Pass (5 or 6) very weak hand.
 
2(with 5) 7-8HCP and 1 singleton **
2 (with 5) 7-8HCP and 1 singleton **
 
2 (with 5 4) 1 major singleton ***
2NT (with 5 4) 1 major singleton ***
 
3 (with 5 5) singleton and 7-8HCP ****
3(with 5 5) singleton and 7-8HCP ****
 
3 (with 5 5) 17HLD+, short in *****
3 (with 5 5) 17HLD+, short in *****
 
3NT (balanced) no major suiter, at least 9H ******

* Obligatory completing to 2. If the responder has a very weak hand with 6 instead of 6, after opening 1 he passes merely.

** If the opener is not fitted in major he must complete to this one. Completing to 2NT would be dangerous, whithout knowing the color of singleton.

But when the opener is fitted in major, the game is possible if the singleton is favourable : He may bid an asking auction in order to know its color. Please read Biidding a five-cards major of 7-8HCP by Stayman

*** Undeterminated major singleton. The opener must complete in his minor 4° suiter if he has one, if not in the minor 5° suiter of the responder, even with 2 cards. After completing, the responder passes if he has only 5/8H but he bids his major singleton if he has at least 9HCP.

**** From 6HCP whith a void. With at least 9HCP the responder bids the direct response 4.

***** Slam biddings with no Ace. With at least 1 Ace, see indirect answers of responder from 4 to 4.

****** Lead orientation. Responder with no major suiter, with balanced or semi balanced, with 9-10HCP and with queens.
After opening 1 if the responder has 9-10H without major suiter, he knows that the contract to play is 3NT. Usually he bids a relay then after completing 1NT he bids 3NT, to play by the opener. But sometimes, for instance with 2 or 3 queens, it is his interest to play himself 3NT instead of the opener, and to receive the lead. For instance in case of frequent leads with KJXxx, AJXxx, VXxxx.

The main auctions

The responder wants to let play NT by opener

1 1 (relay) or 1 (relay) *
1NT Pass (with at most 7HCP) balanced hand
  2NT (with 8HCP) balanced hand
  3NT (with 9HCP) balanced hand

* In order to play NT, the relay doesn't matter . It is the only case.

The responder has a very weak hand but with 5/6 or 5/6

1 1NT (Transfer request to 2) *
2 (completing) Pass (with 5 or 6) distressing hand

* The opener must complete to 2 and :

1 Pass (with 5 or 6) distressing hand

By conventional opening 1NT it is no possible to let play 2 which would be a Stayman bid or 2 which would be a transfer request to 2. And of course also to let play 1

The responder has a five cards major suiter and 8HCP +

1 2 (Transfer to or NT) 8HCP +
2(with 3) 15HCP *  
2NT(with 2) 15HCP *  
3 (with 3) 16-17HCP  
3NT(with 2) 16-17HCP  

* The reponder passes with just 8HCP, and :

1 2(Transfer to or NT) 8HCP +
2 (with 3) 15HCP *  
2NT (with 2) 15HCP *  
3 (with 3) 16-17HCP  
3NT (with 2) 16-17HCP  

* The reponder passes with just 8HCP
The opener knows that the responder has at least 8HCP and 5 cards in his major. He has no problem to tell together his force and his distribution (fit or no fit)
If the opener has the fit with 4 cards in the responder's major, he completes at level 3, whatever with only 15HCP or 16-17HCP

The responder has a five cards major suiter, but a weak hand

He begins by bidding a relay answer in the opposite major, then after completing to 1NT by the opener, he bids an indirect Transfer to his major suiter.

1 1 (relay)
1NT 2 (Transfer to 2) with 5 at most 7HCP *

and :

1 1 (relay)
1NT 2(Transfer to 2) with 5 at most 7HCP *

* The opener must complete in the major five-cards suiter of responder, with or without 3 cards in it.
The responder shows clearly that his hand is too weak for game, and requires the opener to complete in his major at lowest level.

The responder has a 54 major two-suiter and 7-8HCP

This promising structure which shows from 9 to 12 support points may incite the opener to game if he is fitted in a major and is not minimum. In order to show this major 54 two-suiter, the responder uses the two following "impossible" auctions :

1 1 (relay)
1NT * 2 (with 5 4) and 7-8HCP **

* Completing
** This auction does not exist. If the responder had wanted to show a five-cards suiter in (without 4) and a weak hand, he would have bidded the relay 1, then after completing 1NT, he would have bidded 2 (Transfer to ).

and

1 1 (relay)
1NT * 2 (with 5 4) and 7-8HCP **

* Completing
** This auction does not exist. If the responder had wanted to show a five-cards suiter in (without 4) and a weak hand, he would have bidded the relay 1, then after completing 1NT, he would have bidded 2.

By theese 2 auctions, after bidding 2 ou 2 by responder :

If the opener has no fit in any major, he completes in the longer major of responder, or bids 2NT.
If the opener has a fit in a major but is minimum, he completes in this major at lower level.
If the opener has a fit in a major and is maximum, he completes by simple or double jump in this major.

The responder has at least 8HCP and 4 cards in a major

The responder bids an indirect Stayman 2 :
He bids first the opposite major (this one where he has no 4 cards) as relay. Then, after completing 1NT he bids an indirect 2 Stayman which shows clearly his major suiter of 4 cards.
When the opener is fitted with 4 cards he will play the the contract. When he has no fit in major, the opener will play also the contract at NT

1 1 (relay)
1NT (obliged) 2 (Stayman) with 4

After 2(Stayman), the opener shows together his strenght and if he has or not 4 cards in the responder's major.
Examples :

1 1 (relay)
1NT (obliged) 2 (Stayman) with 4 and 8H+
2(without 4) 15-17HCP
2 (with 4) and 15HCP *
3 (with 4) 16-17HCP

* The responder passes after 2 with only 8HCP. By classical bidding the auction would lead uselessly to 3
After the negative bidding 2 :

1 1 (relay)
1NT 2 (Stayman) with 4 and 8H+
2 * 2NT (with 4) balanced and 8HCP
3NT (with 4) balanced and 9HCP+
 
3 (with 4 5/6) 9HCP+ and 1 singleton
3(with 4 5/6) 9HCP+ et 1 singleton

* Without any major suiter

and when the responder has bidded the relay 1 :

1 1 (relay)
1NT (obliged) 2 (Stayman) with 4 and 8HCP+
2(without 4) 15-17HCP
2 (with 4) and 15HCP
3 (with 4) 16-17HCP

After negative answer 2 :

1 1 (relay)
1NT 2 (Stayman) with 4 and 8HCP+
2 * 2NT (with 4) balanced and 8HCP
3NT (with 4) balanced and 9HCP+
 
3 (with 4 5/6) 9HCP+ and 1 singleton
3(with 4 5/6) 9HCP+ and 1 singleton


The responder has at least 8HCP and a 4 cards major suit, or 5 cards in a major and 4 cards in the other one

Direct Stayman 2 :

1 2 (with 5 4, 5 4, or 4 4) *
2(no major 4°)
2 (with 4) *
2 (with 4) *
2NT (with 4 4) **

* After answer 2 the responder closes to 4, and after answer 2 he closes to 4. But if the responder has a slam hope, he bids his first control.

** The responder bids his major by transfer, 3 for and 3 for . After completing by opener, the responder closes to game in the bidded major, but bids his first control if he has a slam hope.

The answer 2 :

1 2 (with 5 4, 5 4, or 4 4)
2(no major 4°) 2 (with 4 4) and 8HCP *
2 (with 4 4) and 9HCP *
   
3 (with 5 4) at least 9HCP **
3 (with 5 4) at least 9HCP **

* The opener completes to 2NT or 3NT according to his strenght. If the opener has corrected to 2NT, the responder bids 3NT with at least 10HCP.
** The opener completes to the major suiter of 5 cards if he has the fit, if not he bids 3NT.

Remarks :
The opener must never overstep the level 3 ou 3, even if he is maximum. In order to enable the responder either to pass, either to close at the game, and above all to bid a control if he has a slame hope. Theese answers 3 and 3 have nothing to do with the mixed 4M 5m two suiters such as 4 5 or 4 5. Theese last biddings are are explained in paragraph just above (indirect Stayman).

The responder has a five-cards major suiter with 7-8HCP and a singleton.

1 1NT (Transfer to ) *
2 Pass (with 5 or 6) and distress hand
.
2 (with 5) and 7-8HCP **
2 (with 5) and 7-8HCP **

* Obliged completing to 2. This response 1NT presumes a very weak hand with a six-cards suiter in in order to let play 2 by opener instead of 1NT. The opener must complete to 2, then the responder passes.

But if instead of Pass, the responder makes any bid after 2, he has a quite other hand, the strenght of structure of which is showed in this 2° bid. By this context, the responder shows a five-cards major suiter with 7-8HCP and 1 singleton whose colore is undeterminated.

Knowing that a singleton exists, the opener may ask its color, by means of the technical following auctions :

1 1NT (Transfer to ) *
2 Pass (5 or 6) distress hand
2 (with 5) and 7-8HCP **
2 (no fitted ) *
   
2 (asking singleton ) **
2NT (asking singleton ) **
3 (asking singleton ) **

* The responder must pass.
** All theese biddings show the fit .
If the responder has not the asked singleton he must bid 3. The opener will complete to 3 and will play 3.
If the responder has the asked singleton he must bid 4. The opener will complete to 4 and will play 4

and

1 1NT (Transfer to ) *
2 Pass (5 or 6) distress hand
2 (with 5) and 7-8HCP **
2 (no fitted ) *  
 
2NT (asking singleton ) **
3 (asking singleton ) **
3 (asking singleton ) **

* The responder must pass.
** All theese biddings show the fit .
If the responder has not the asked singleton he must bid 3. The opener will complete to 3 and will play 3.
If the responder has the asked singleton he must bid 4. The opener will complete to 4 and will play 4

NB :
By this context the natural bidding 2NT by opener would not make any sense. There is no talk of playing 2NT when the color of singleton is not known. Therefore this bidding 2NT is used as asking singleton.

Lead orientation in order to play the contract 3NT

After opening 1 the partner has 9HCP, whith balanced hand and whithout any major suiter. He knows that the final contract will be 3NT. Generally he bids 1H relay, and after completing 1NT by opener, he bids 3NT
But if he has at least 2 queens, above all major queens because the probably lead will be in major, he is interested in receiving the lead and playing himself the contract 3NT. No problem, instead of 1, he bids 1NT and after completing 2 by opener he bids 3NT. For instance with Qx Qxx KJxxx Jxx :

1 1NT
2 (complete 1NT) 3NT (with 9HCP) balanced hand *

* Without any major suiter, with at least 2 queens.
With same hand but 1HCP less, after completing 2 by opener, the responder will bid 2NT instead of 3NT.

The responder has a six-cards minor suiter and game hope

The direct answer 2 with 6

1 2 (with 6)
2NT or 3 * Pass (with 7-8HCP and 6) **
3NT (with 7-8HCP and 6) ***
   
3 (with 6) singleton and 8-9HCP+ ****
3 (with 6) singleton and 8-9HCP+ ****
3 (with 6) singleton and 8-9HCP+ ****

* 2NT with fit and maxi, and 3 without fit or mini.
** If bidding 3 without fit or weak by opener.
*** If bidding 2NT with fit and maxi by opener.
**** All theese biddings by responder are limited to game in or NT

The indirect answer 2 with 6

1 1 (relay)
1NT (obliged) 2 (with 6)
2NT or 3 * Pass (with 7-8HCP and 6) **
  3NT (with 7-8HCP and 6) ***
   
3 (with 6) singleton and 8-9HCP+ ****
3 (with 6) singleton and 8-9HCP+ ****
3 (with 6) singleton and 8-9HCP+ ****

* 2NT with fit and maxi, and 3 without fit or mini.
** If bidding 3 without fit or weak by opener.
*** If bidding 2NT with fit and maxi by opener.
**** All theese biddings by responder are limited to game in or NT

The responder has a 5 5 major two-suiter

The 55 major two-suiter includes 7-8HCP

1 1SA (Texas ) presumed weak and 6 *
2 (obliged) 3 (with 5 5) singleton and 7-8HCP **
3 (with 5 5) singleton and 7-8HCP **

* Requires completing to 2 by opener.
** From 6HCP with a minor void.

The 55 major two-suiter includes at least 9HCP but game limited

The responder bids the direct response 4

The 55 major two-suiter includes is very strong

1 2 (Transfer to )
2 3 (with 5 5) slam will
4 (avec 5 5) slam hope *

* Stronger than direct response 4 but weaker than 2 (Transfer ) foollowed by 3


The quantitative biddings

Instead of the unique and classical bidding 4NT with 16-17HCP, the responder has at his disposal 3 quantitative biddings :

1 3NT (quantitative) 17HCP
4NT (Blackwood) at least 18HCP

and

1 1 or 1 (relay) *
1NT (complete) 4NT (quantitative) 16HCP

* No matter what relay is used.


The responder has a minor 54 two-suiter with major singleton

The 54 minor two-suiter is weak or game limited

The responder has at least 5/6HCP he has better the contract 2 or 2 than 1NT. Or he has at least 9HCP and game hope at NT or in a minor.

1 1NT (Transfer to )
2 * 2 (with 5 4)
2NT(with 5 4)

The opener must complete in the fitted minor if there is one, if not in the longer minor of responder. After completing by opener, the responder passes if have only 5/8HCP but he bids his major singleton if he has at least 9HCP.

The 54 minor two-suiter is very strong

1 1 (relay) or 1 (relay)
1NT (completing) 3 (5/6 4) short in , 17HLD+ *
3 (5/6 4 short in , 17HLD+ *
3 (5/6 4) short in , 17HLD+ *
3 (5/6 4) short in , 17HLD+ *

* Slam biddings. Without Ace after relay 1, and with at least 1 Ace after relay 1.


The responder has a 5 5 two-suiter

The minor 55 two-suiter is weak or game limited

1 2NT(with 5 5) ambiguous strenght *
3 or 3 Pass (weak)
3 (singleton ) at least 8HCP **
3 (singleton ) at least 8HCP **

* The opener must bid his better minor.
** Game hope at a minor or at NT.

The minor 55 two-suiter is very strong

1 1 (relay) ou 1 (relay)
1NT (completing) 4 (5 5), singleton , 17HLD+ *
4 (5 5), singleton , 17HLD+ *
4 (5 5), void , 17HLD+ *
4 (5 5), void , 17HLD+ *

* Slam biddings. With 1 Ace after relay 1, and with at least 2 Aces after relay 1.
And without any Ace :

1 1NT (presumed transfer to )
2 (completing) 3 (with 5 5) 17HLD+, short in
3 (with 5 5) 17HLD+, short in

The opening 2 Diamonds

The answers and auctions are nearly the same as after opening 1, but at one level above. Therefore, due to higher level, there are some differnces, for instance when the responder has 2 major suiters 54 and minor slam biddings.

The direct answers of responder

2 Pass( 5 or 6) very weak hand
  2 or 2 (relay to 2NT) *
   
  2NT (Texas ) presumed very weak hand with 6 **
   
3 (with 5 4 or 4 4) game forcing **
3 (with 5 4) game forcing **
   
  3 (direct transfer to ) with 5) game forcing
   
  3(transfer to ) strong suiter 6 13HLD+, no Ace
  4(natural) strong suiter 6 13HLD+, at least 1 Ace
   
  4(5 5) limited to game
   
  3NT (balanced) quantitativ, 13HCP ***
  4NT (Blackwood) at least 14HCP ***

* The choice of the relay is as important and for the same reasons as in case of opening 1
** The opener must complete to 3.
*** With just 12HCP, the responder bids first a relay, no matter 2 or 2, then bids 4NT after completing to 2NT by opener. See below the indirect answers.

The indirect answers of responder

The relay answer 2 or 2 requires always the opener to complete at 2NT. After 2NT the second bid of the responder is his indirect answer which shows the strenght and the frame of his hand. The relay 2 excludes any interest in , and the relay 2 excludes any interest in .

2 2 (relay) or 2 (relay)
2NT Pass (balanced) weak
  3NT (balanced) 4-5H, no major suiter
   
  3 (Stayman) single major 4° suiter, 4/5HCP+ *
   
  3(Transfer to ) when relay 2 weak with 5 **
  3(Transfer to ) when relay 2 weak with 5 **
   
  3(transfer to ) strong suiter 6 ***
   
  4(with 5 5) 13HLD+, singleton ***
  4(with 5 5) 13HLD+, singleton ***
  4(with 5 5) 13HLD+, void ***
  4(with 5 5) 13HLD, void ***
   
4NT (balanced) 12HCP ****

* Indirect Stayman. With 4 after relay 2, and with 4 after relay 2.
If the relay means 4, the opener bids 3 if he has himself 4. If he has not 4, the opener bids 3NT.
If the relay means 4, the opener bids 3 if he has himself 4. If he has not 4, the opener bids 3NT.

After the bid 3 or 3 by opener, the responder closes to the major game. But if he has a slam hope he bids his first control.

** Indirect transfer. At most 3HCP. The opener must complete at level 3, with or without fit, in weak major 5° suiter of responder.

*** With 1 Ace after relay 2, and with at least 2 Aces after relay 2. With no Ace, see indirect biddings 3 and 3 in "Extensions".

**** Complement of the direct quantitativ biddings 3NT and 4NT.

Extensions of the opening 2 Diamonds

2 2NT (transfer to 3) very weak with 5 or 6 *
3 Pass (5 or 6) very weak **
   
  3 (with 5 5) 13HLD+, short in , no Ace ***
  3 (with 5 5) 13HLD+, short in , no Ace ***

* Presumed very weak hand. The opener must complete to 3. If the responder had 6 instead of 6, and a very weak hand, he would have passed after opening 2

** The weakness presumption is confirmed.

*** With at least 1 Ace, use the indirect answers 4 to 4.

The main auctions

The responder wants to let play NT by opener

2 2 (relay) or 2 (relay) *
2NT Pass (with at most 3HCP) balanced hand
  3NT(with 4HCP +) balanced hand

* In order to play NT, the relay doesn't matter . It is the only case.

The responder has a very weak hand but with 5/6 or 5/6

2 2NT(Transfer request to 3) *
3 (complete) Pass (with 5 or 6) distressing hand

* The opener must transfer to 3 and :

2 Pass (with 5 or 6) distressing hand

By conventional opening 2NT it is not possible to let play 3 which would be a Stayman bid or 3 which would be a transfer request to 3. And of course also to let play 2

The responder has 5 4 or 4 4 game forcing

2 3 (with 5 4 or 4 4)
3 (with 3 or 4) *
3 (with 4) **
3NT (with 2 and 3)

* This respons denies 4 because the response 3 has priority over response 3. If the opener had 4 he would have answered 3.

With 5 the responder bids 4 for game, but he bids his first control if he has slam hope.

If the responder has 4, he bids 3 what requires necessarily the opener to complete to 3NT.

** With 4 the responder bids 4 for game, but he bids his first control if he has slam hope.

The responder has 5 4 or 4 4 game forcing

2 3 (two suiter 5 4)
3 (with 4) *  
3 (with 3 ou 4) **  
3NT (with 2 and 3)  

* With 4 the responder bids 4 for game. If he has slam hope he bids his first control.
** With 4 the responder bids 4. If he has slam hope he bids his first control.

NB : After answer 3 or 3 from responder, if the opener observes the fit in the 2 majors, he bids the major that he will play.

For all major 44 or 54 two-suiters, when a fit exists the color of the major to play is always biddded by the opener at level 3. This enables the responder to bid easily his first control if he has a slam hope.

If the responder has 4 4 the answers 3 and 3 are equivalent for gama even if 3 is yet more simple. But if the responder has a slam hope, one may agree about the response 3 with just 12H and the response 3 whith at least 12-14H

The responder has a five cards major suiter, but a very weak hand

He begins by bidding a relay answer in the opposite major, then after completing to 2NT by the opener, he bids an indirect Transfer request to his major suit.

2 2 (relay) *
2NT 3 (Transfer to 3) with 5 at most 3HCP **

and :

2 2 (relay) *
2NT 3(Transfer to 3) with 5 at most 3HCP **

* The opener must complete to 2NT
** Indirect transfers. The responder shows clearly that his hand is too weak for game, and asks the opener for completing in his major at lowest level.

The responder has a 5 suiter and at least 4/5HCP

2 3 (Transfer to ) with 5 and 4/5HCP+
3 (with 3) *
3NT (without 3) **

* The responder closes to 4 for game, but bids his first control if he has a slam hope
** In spite of no fit, the responder may bid his first control if he has a strong hand with at least 6, or for a slam at NT with only 5.

The responder has a 5 suiter and at least 4/5HCP

He cannot use the logical and expected answer 3 wich is yet used for the hands wiyh 5 4. At first, he bids an indirect Transfer to in order to let play 3NT or 4 by opener if he is fitted. Then after completing to 3 by opener he has 3 auctions at his disposal, each at least forcing game :

2 2 (relay)
2NT (obliged) 3 (Transfer to ) presumed weak and 5
3 (compl.) * Pass (Confirmed distress)
   
4 (with 6) at least 4HCP. For game **
3 (with 5) at least 4-5H. For game ***
3NT (5 or 6) 12-13H. Slam hope ****

* Obliged completing à 3
** The responder has 6 and let play 4 by opener even if this one may have only 2.
*** The opener completes to 4 if he is fitted, if not he bids 3NT.
**** The opener bids his first control if he has fit , if not he bids 4NT what doest not prevent the responder from proceeding to slam.

Theese auctions are longer but as telling as the direct answer 2 (Transfer to )

The quantitative biddings

Instead of the unique and classical bidding 4NT with 12-13HCP, the responder has at his disposal 3 quantitative biddings : With just 12HCP he bids a relay, no matter if 1 ou 1, then he bids 4NT after completing to 2NT by opener. And :

2 3NT (quantitative) 13HCP
4NT (Blackwood) at least 14HCP


The responder has a strong minor suiter of 6 cards and slam hope

2 3(strong 6 suiter. No Ace.
4(strong 6 suiter. At least 1 Ace.

and

2 2 (relay) or 2 (relay)
2NT 3 (with strong 6 ) suiter *

* With no Ace after relay 2, and with at least 1 Ace after relay 2.

The responder has a strong minor two suiter 55 and slam hope

2 2 (relay) or 2 (relay)
2NT 4 (with 5 5) singleton *
  4 (with 5 5) singleton *
  4 (with 5 5) void *
  4 (with 5 5) void *

* With 1 Ace after relay 2, and with 2 Aces after relay 2. If the responder has no Ace, please see the answers 3 and 3 in "Extensions of opening 2

NB : You can simply play these transfers as above described. You can also use in addition the opening 1NT as balanced and weak opening (12-14HCP). Or you can read and use the complete new system with its powerfull free openings 1NT and 2NT by clic upon La Majeure précisée. Sorry, but unfortunatly I am unable to translate it correctly.

Appendices

After opening 1 or 1 the ambiguous answer 2 Diamonds dissuades the opener from bidding an useless and dangerous trial bid when he has 15-17HCP and when the responder has just 5-6HCP. And deletes any interest for opening 1NT with 5 cards in a major.

After opening 1NT, the Stayman answer with 5 cards in a major and just 8HCP. The precise details given by playing majeure precisée.

Comparison of control bids by classical biddings and by majeure préciséee.


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