NoTrump Bidding
     
 
  The Definitive Guide To (strong)
 
     
     
 
 
No Trump Bidding,
 
Stayman and Transfers
 
     
 
  Terrence Quested, B.Sc.
 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
 
       
     
  last updated 7-June-2007
       
 
  The Definitive Guide to No Trump Bidding, Stayman and Transfers.
   
 

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The book is the most comprehensive book on 1NT openings and continuations ever written and every conceivable sequence in an uncontested auction is discussed in detail.

   
 
Page
Ch
pdf Doc Table of Contents
       
1
  x Forward
4
  x Introduction
8
  x About Kickback and Roman Keycard Blackwood
9
1
  x The 1NT opener and responder's options
12   x . Opening 1NT with a 5 card major?
14   x . Opening 1NT with two doubletons?
17
1.3
  x . Opening 1NT with a six card minor?
18
1.4
  x

. A Brief Overview of Responder's Options

20
1.5
  x

. Passing partner's 1NT opening

21
1.6
  x

. Raising to 2NT

 
     
22
2
X   Stayman
24
2.1
  x . Denying a 4 card Major?
28
2.2
  x . Stayman when using 4-way transfers
31
    . Garbage or Crawling Stayman?
32
    . Opener's bid after responder's invitational 2NT
35
2.3
  x . The 3/3 bids by responder after bidding Stayman
40
2.4
  x . 3 - (after a 2/ response to Stayman) Advanced SID (ASID)
42
2.5
  x . 3 - (after Stayman) Shape Asking Relays (SARS)
57
2.6
  x . Responder is 5-4, 4-5, 6-4 or 4-6 in the majors
60
2.6.1
  x . . The Traditional Method Smolen etc.
61
    . . Smolen
74
2.6.2
  x . . A New Approach to 5-4, 6-4 etc.
77
  x . . Quest Transfers
92
2.6.3
  x . . Summary of all 5-4's and 6-4's Smolen or Quest Transfers?
93
2.7
  x . Stayman Super Accepts
102
2.8
  x . After 1NT - 2 - 2/ - 2NT - what does 3/ mean?
103
2.9
  x . Looking for Slam (after Stayman).
104
2.9.1
    . . Splinters
106
2.9.2
    . . 4 - A general slam try
107
2.9.3
    . . 4 - Gerber/RKCB after Stayman
107
2.9.3.1
    . . . 4 - Gerber after a 2 response to Stayman
108
2.9.3.2
    . . . 4 - RKCB after a 2/S response to Stayman
109
2.9.4
    . . 4NT (and 4 of the other major) after Stayman
 
     
115
3
X   Jacoby (Major Suit) Transfers
117
    . . . When is a Transfer not a Transfer?
118
3.1
  x . . Responder's 2 nd bid
119
3.1.1
    . . . Invitational Bids: - 2NT or 3 of the major
120
3.1.1.1
   

. . . . Finding a 5-3 fit in the other major after 2NT

121
3.1.1.2
    . . . . Game tries after 2NT
123
3.1.2
  x . . . Bidding Game: - 3NT, 4 of the major
125
3.1.3
  x . . . The Major-Minor two Suiter
132
3.1.3.1
    . . . . Shortage Ask After a Jacoby (Major-Minor) Two Suiter
136
3.1.4
  x . . . 5-5 in the majors
141
3.1.4.1
   

. . . . Ace/key Card ask after a Jacoby (5-5 Major-Major) two suiter

145
3.1.4.2
   

. . . . 6-5 and 5-6 in the majors

147
3.1.5
  x

. . . Bidding the other major

148
3.1.5.1
   

. . . . 3 of the other major ambiguous splinters

149
3.1.5.2
   

. . . . 4 of the other major

151
3.1.6
  x

. . . 4 - RKCB after a Jacoby transfer

152
3.1.7
   

. . . 4 - The serious slam try

153
3.1.8
   

. . . 4NT - Quantitative, after a Jacoby transfer

155
3.2
  x

. . Super Acceptance of a transfer.

164
3.2.1
   

. . . Super Accept with 3 Card Support?

 
     
166
4
X  

Minor Suit Jacoby Transfers

171
4.1
  x

. Super Acceptance of a minor suit transfer

172
4.2
  x . The Minor-Major two Suiter
177
4.3
  x

. The Minor-Minor two Suiter

192
4.4
  x . The single (minor) suited hand
193
4.4.1
   

. . Transfer followed by 3NT

195
4.4.2
   

. . Transfer followed by 4NT

197
4.4.3
   

. . Transfer followed by 4 of the minor

199
4.4.4
   

. . Splinters after a minor suit transfer

200
4.4.5
   

. . Transfer followed by 5 of the minor

 
     
201
5
X X 3 level responses
201
5.1
   

. The direct 3NT

202
5.2
    . The direct 3/// bids
209
5.3
    . 3/ - Broken Suit Transfers (BST)
212
5.4
   

. 3/ - Direct Ambiguous Splinters

 
     
220
6
X X 4 Level Responses
220
6.1
    . 4 is Gerber
221
6.2
    . Texas Transfers (4 & 4)
223
6.2.1
   

. . South African Texas (4 & 4)

224
6.3
    . The direct 4NT, quantitative? And what is 4?
 
     
 
7
X X Bits and Pieces
226
7.1
    . We open 1NT with a 5 card major, do we miss a 5-3 fit?
228
7.2
    . We locate a 5-4 fit, but do we miss a superior 4-4 fit for slam?
230
7.3
    . Responding to 1NT with 2-suited hands
233
7.4
    . Alternative options
236
7.5
    . What's new?
 
     
 
8
X X . Overviews
237
8.1
  x . Summary of Quantitative Bids
238
8.2
  x . Summary of Responses to 1NT
239
8.3
  x . Summary of Stayman Sequences
240
8.4
  x . Summary of Major Suit Transfer Sequences
241
8.5
  x . Summary of Minor Suit Transfer Sequences
 
     
242
x x Bidding Index
 
     
264
x x Index
 
     
       
       
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