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Bridge Corner: November 9, 2017

Hello and welcome to Tidewater Bridge Unit (TBU)
Let’s see how well you remember the No Trump, Stayman, and Jacoby Transfer information we have covered so far:

The bidding starts: N, S(You)
If you hold: 1) ♠987 ♥KJ1082 ♦Q82 ♣32
Rebid?: _______
Showing?: _______ HCP

The bidding starts: 1NT, 2♦*
If you hold: 2) ♠K87 ♥KQ1085 ♦752 ♣32
Rebid?: _______
Showing?: _______ HCP

The bidding starts: 2♥, ?
If you hold: 3) ♠K87 ♥Q10982 ♦AJ3 ♣74
Rebid?: ________
Showing?: _______ HCP

The bidding starts: *Partner says “Transfer”
If you hold: 4) ♠K84 ♥Q109843 ♦K64 ♣7
Rebid?: ________
Showing?: _______ HCP

You open 1NT, holding: ♠A986 ♥107 ♦AQ7 ♣KQ97.
Partner responds: 5) 2♣ 6) 2♦ 7) 2♥ 8) 2NT
Your rebid: 5) ___ 6) ____ 7) ____ 8) _____

9) Partner opens 1 NT. You hold ♠A9862 ♥107 ♦A7 ♣7654, you bid 2♥*. Partner says “Transfer” and bids 2♠. What is your rebid?

10) Partner opens 1NT. You hold ♠A9 ♥10987 ♦A7 ♣Q7654, you bid 2♣ (Stayman needs no announcement). Partner bids 2♥. What is your rebid?

11) Partner opens 1NT. You hold ♠AK862 ♥10 ♦A73 ♣7654, you bid 2♥*. Partner says “Transfer” and bids 2♠. What is your rebid?

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Answers:
1. Rebid: Pass Showing: 0-7 HCP
2. Rebid: 2NT Showing: 8-9 HCP
3. Rebid: 3NT Showing: 10-14 HCP
4. Rebid: 4♥ Showing: 7-14 HCP. You know partner has at least two hearts for his opening notrump bid. You have six, that makes a total of 8 hearts between the two of you = a golden eight-card fit
5. 2♠
6. 2♥
7. 2♠
8. Pass – you do not have 17 points, a maximum. Do not accept any invitations.
9. 2NT showing 8-9 HCP, invitational to a game
10. 4♥,you have 12 support points
11. 3NT, offering partner a choice between game in 4♠, if he has 3 or more ♠, or 3NT with only 2♠

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