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1NT Manager's Special

 

 

Summary of Treatments for Major Suit Two-Suiters

 

4/5

5/4

5/5

Weak

<----- Stayman, and then 2H over 2D ----->

Invitational

 xfr H then 2S xfr S then 3H Stay/3D over 2D

Game

 Stay/3S over 2D Stay/3H over 2D Stay/4D over 2D

Slammish

 Stay/3S over 2D Stay/3H over 2D Stay/3D over 2D

 

Follow Ups to Jacoby Transfers

Transfer to [x] and then [y]:

2H / 2S 4/5 Invitational
2H / 3C or 3D 2-Suiter (second suit is at least a good 4 card suit); forcing
2H / 3S, 4C or 4D slam invite showing first round control (up the line)
2H / 4H slam invite; denies outside first round control
2S / 3C or 3D 2-Suiter (second suit is at least a good 4 card suit); forcing
2S / 3H 5/4 Invitational
2S / 4C, 4D, or 4H slam invite showing first round control (up the line)
 2S / 4S slam invite; denies outside first round control

 

Stayman 2D Response Follow Ups:

2H play or correct (this covers the 5/5, 4/5, and 5/4 majors-weak)
2S 1444 or 4144 slam try
3C to play
3D 5/5 majors, invitational or slammish
3H Smolen -- 5/4 game or more
3S Smolen -- 4/5 game or more
4C Gerber
4D 5/5 Majors; pick a game (game only)
4H 4/6 Majors; to play (game only)
4S 6/4 Majors; to play (game only)
4NT Quantative Invitation to 6NT; respond regular Blackwood to accept
5NT Quantative Invitation to 7NT; respond regular Blackwood to accept

 

Direct Bids

2S Minor Suit Stayman
3C 6+ and invitational to 3NT (opener needs C honor+ to accept)
3D 6+ and invitational to 3NT (opener needs D honor+ to accept)
3H reverse South African (slam try in Clubs)
3S reverse South African (slam try in Diamonds)
4C Gerber
4D Texas Transfer to 4H
4H Texas Transfer to 4S
4S To Play
4NT invite to 6 -- respond regular Blackwood to accept
5C asking bid in clubs; respond 1st step denies A or K, 2nd step shows K, 3rd step shows A; after denial (5D), 5H or 5S is to play; if opener shows the control (5H or 5S), responder's next bid is a transfer (5NT to 6C). Responder may then raise to 7.
5D asking bid in diamonds; respond 1st step denies A or K, 2nd step shows K, 3rd step shows A; after denial (5H), 5S is to play; if opener shows the K (5S), responder's next bid is a transfer (5NT to 6C); if opener shows the A (5NT), responder's next bid is to play.
5H asking bid in hearts (must be willing to play slam unless responder's suit is spades!); respond 1st step denies A or K, 2nd step shows K, 3rd step shows A; responder's next bid is to play.
 5S asking bid in spades (must be willing to play slam!); respond 1st step denies A or K, 2nd step shows K, 3rd step shows A; responder's next bid is to play.
5NT forcing to 6NT, invite to 7 -- respond regular Blackwood to accept