How do you respond to a 2nt opening?
Partner (i.e the 2NT opener) must bid the next suit up, 3 or 3. The responder then bids 3NT with a five-card suit (and opener can then judge accordingly), or bids 4 of the major with a six-card suit. Methods of looking for a slam will be ignored at this stage.
What is a Stayman bid?
Stayman is a bidding convention in the card game contract bridge. It is used by a partnership to find a 4-4 or 5-3 trump fit in a major suit after making a one notrump (1NT) opening bid and it has been adapted for use after a 2NT opening, a 1NT overcall, and many other natural notrump bids.
How do you respond to a Stayman?
Responses to 2♣ (Stayman) : 2♦ – No I don’t have a 4 card major. 2♥ – I have 4 hearts and may have 4 spades. 2♠ – I have 4 spades but I don’t have 4 hearts. Typically Stayman is used on hands of 11+ points when responder has a four card major and game might be possible if there is a major suit fit.
What does 2 clubs mean in Stayman?
If 2 is doubled, opener can pass with 4 clubs and no 4-card major. Redouble shows 5 (or 4 good) clubs and no 4-card major. 2 , 2 , and 2 are normal responses to Stayman. If 2 is overcalled, opener can double for penalty or show a 4-card major at the two-level. With all other hands, he passes.
How many points do you need to use Stayman?
Stayman Bridge Convention1 Notrump OpenerGame Points NeededResponder’s Minimum Invitational Points to use Stayman12-14 (weak)2511-12 points15-17 (strong) Most commonly used range258-9 points16-18 (strong)257-8 pointsAnyDoes not apply0 points,Garbage Stayman with shortage in Clubs3
How many points do you need for Jacoby transfer?
Jacoby Transfer (used whenever Responder has 5 or more of a major): To use this transfer technique, you must have 5 cards (or more) in a major suit and any number of points, even 0. Yes, even with 0 points you will demand that your partner bid in a suit!
How many points do you need for Michaels Cue Bid?
The Michaels cuebid is a conventional bid used in the card game contract bridge. First devised by Michael Michaels of Miami Beach, FL, it is an overcaller’s cuebid in opponent’s opening suit and is normally used to show a two-suited hand with at least five cards in each suit and eight or more points.
Who says transfer in Jacoby?
Jacoby Transfers are used after a player has opened or overcalled a natural 1NT and his partner holds at least one 5-card major suit. Responder naturally wants his side to play in his long suit, but with a weak hand, he would prefer his partner to play the contract.
Responses to 2NT openingBid 3NT directly with a balanced hand;Bid 4♠ or 4 ♥ directly with a 6-card major.Bid 3 ♥or 3♠ with a 5-card major and less than game points.Bid 3♣ which is the Stayman Convention this is an artificial bid saying “partner, I want to know about any 4 card major suit holding you have!”