# Bridge Agreements And Conventions

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1. Responses to a 2 club Stayman bid.
• 2 ♦ denies a 4 card major.
• 2 ♥ promises 4 ♥ (and maybe 4 ♠'s)
2. How does the 2 club Stayman bidder check for a 4 card spade suit after partner's 2 heart response ?
The Stayman bidder bids 2 spades.

• 1NT - 2C
• 2H  - 2S
3. What is the meaning of 2NT in the following sequence ?

1NT - 2C - 2X - 2NT
2NT is invitational (8,9 HCP).

If "X" is hearts, 2NT denies a 4 card major.

If "X" is spades, responder might have 4 hearts.
4. What is the meaning of 2♠ in the sequence:

1NT - P - 2♠      ?
• Responder is at least 5-4 in the minors and has no 4 card major.
• Responder is interested in at least game.
5. 1NT - P - 2♦ (Transfer) - P
2♥   - P - 2♠

What does the two spade bid show ?
• 2♠  after a transfer to  shows 5-5 in the majors and is invitational, non-forcing
6. 1NT - P - 2♥ (Transfer) - P
2♠   - P - 3♥

What does the three heart bid show ?
• 3♥ after a transfer to ♠ shows 5-5 in the
• majors is forcing to game (perhaps slam possibilities).
7. 1NT   - P - 2♦/♥ - P
2♥/♠   - P - 3♣/♦

What does the 3♣ or 3♦ bid show ?
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9. 1NT - P - 2NT (xfer) - P
3♣  - P  - 3H

What is the 3♥ bid ?
10. 3♥ is a splinter bid, forcing to game or slam.
11. 1NT - P - 2NT (xfer) - P
3♣  - P  - 3NT

What is the 3NT bid ?
12. Balanced (except for the minor) with mild slam interest.
13. 1NT - P - 2NT (xfer) - P
3♣  - P  - 4NT

What is the 4NT bid ?
Quantitative. Interest in slam.

Similar to a direct 4NT response, but with the long minor.
14. 1NT - 3♣ - 4♦/♥

What is 4♦/♥ ?
Texas transfer are on over interference bids through 3♣ (i.e., Texas always requires a jump to the 4-level by Responder),
15. 1NT - P - 3♥

What is the meaning of 3♥ ?
16. 3 ♦,♥,♠  responses to a 1NT opening are splinter bids showing interest in slam.
17. What are the Gerber sequences following a 1NT opening bid ?
• > 1NT – 4 ♣ is Gerber.
• > A jump to 4 ♣ following a Stayman response of 2 ♦ is Gerber.

Any minimum rebid after a Gerber response (except 5 ♣) is a signoff.
18. When are systems ON/OFF after a 1NT opening bid is interfered with ?
• > After a double, Stayman and transfers are still ON.
• > After a 2 ♣ overcall, a double is Stayman and transfers are still ON.
• > After a 2 ♦, 2 ♥, or 2 ♠ overcall, a cue bid is Stayman. Transfers are OFF.
19. What is a Reverse Drury Bid ?

What does it show ?
Convention applies when, after you having passed  partner opens a Major suit in 3rd or 4th seat you bid 2♣.

• 2♣ guarantees support for Opener's major suit, and invitational values. It is also
• the only forcing bid Responder can make after an initial pass.
20. P   -  P - 1♥ - P
2♣ - P - 2♥
or
P   -  P - 1♥ - P
2♣  - P - 2♦
What do opener's rebids show ?
• Rebidding the major suit at the 2-level shows a bad hand (less than opening count) and asks (requires) Responder to pass.
• 2 ♦ shows a full opening hand. Game may be possible opposite some passed hands (denies slam interest; usually fairly balanced; seeks input on Responder's "raise.")
21. P   -  P - 1♠ - P
2♣ - P - 2♥
or
P   -  P - 1♥ - P
2♣  - P - 2♠
What do opener's rebids show ?
• 2 ♥ after opening 1 ♠ shows a full opening hand, is natural and descriptive (suggests 5=4 shape).

• 2 ♠ after opening 1 ♥ is a slam try (typically
• 4=5 distribution)
22. P   -  P - 1♠ - P
2♣ - P - ?

How does opener put on a game force on his second bid?
All bids higher than the 2-level of opener's major are forcing to game.
23. P - P  -  P - 1♠
p - 2♣ - P - 2NT

What is 2NT ?
As a Reverse Drury response, 2NT suggest a NT contract.
24. P - P  -  P - 1♠
p - 2♣ - P - 3♠

What does the jump in the major mean ?
As a Reverse Drury response, jumping in the major suit to the 3-level shows slam interest and invites Responder to cue-bid a suit control.
25. P - P  -  P - 1♠
p - 2♣ - P - 4♣/♢

What does the jump in the major mean ?
• As a Reverse Drury response,
• 4 ♣, 4 ♦ (and 4 ♥ after opening 1 ♠) are splinter bids.

3 ♠ after opening 1♥ is also a splinter bid.

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