M J Bridge
If and when you choose to use the 2NT response as your transfer into diamonds you will find that the natural invitational limit raise to 2NT is no longer available.
To replace this bid it will be necessary to incorporate an artificial sequence.
The simplest option to fill the gap is
The most common solution is to play that 2♣ followed by a rebid of 2NT from responder is no longer promissory -
A J 2
9 8 5
A J 8 6
Q 8 7 3
Partner opened 1NT.
If playing non-
You will rebid 2NT over any response, showing invitational values whilst not promising a four-
Intermediate and above
Note that, when playing non-
Note that nothing else changes -
An alternative method is offered on the page ‘Sharples-
It is at least as effective in the non-
The use of two-
A part of this method involves the use of an immediate 2NT as a transfer into diamonds.
For this reason it is recommended that you should adopt non-
An immediate response of 3♣ is then released from its duty to show a transfer into diamonds and becomes available for other purposes.
This page last revised 26th Mar 2017
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