2♥. Transfer to ♠. Do not bid 2♣ (Stayman). That shows at least 8 HCP!
Friday, December 15, 2017
Here is your hand: ♠KQ765 ♥9732 ♦J65 ♣7 Playing matchpoints you are not vulnerable. Your Partner is Dealer and open the bidding 1NT. Your RHO says "Pass". What is your call? (You are playing both Stayman and Jacoby Transfers.) Show Answer
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Here is your hand: ♠AK3 ♥K76 ♦A54 ♣8632 Playing matchpoints you are not vulnerable. You are Dealer and open the bidding 1♣. The opponents are silent during the bidding. Your Partner says 1♥. What is your call? Show Answer
How about 1NT? This shows a balanced hand that was too weak to open 1NT (so less than 15 HCP) and denies having a fit with Partner's major plus also denies having four ♠. Perfect! If you raised Partner to 2♥ remember that Partner might only have FOUR ♥ in their hand. They are responder.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Here is your hand: ♠73 ♥Q7653 ♦K2 ♣AJT9 Playing matchpoints you are not vulnerable. Partner opens the bidding 1NT. The opponents are silent during the bidding. If you and your Partner are NOT playing Jacoby Transfers then the question is: What is your call? If you and your Partner have agreed to play Jacoby Transfers then the question is: What will you bid after you bid 2♦ and Partner bids 2♥? If your question is "what are Jacoby Transfers?" then you do NOT play them. Show Answer
If you are NOT playing Jacoby Transfers then your bid is 3♥. That is a FORCING bid showing five ♥ and at least 10 HCP. If you bid 2♥ Partner will "PASS" like they are supposed to. You will have missed a game. If you ARE playing Jacoby Transfers then your bid is 3NT. This shows the values for a game (10 to 15 HCP). You have ALREADY told Partner you have five ♥ when you made your transfer bid. Do NOT bid those ♥ again. This would promise SIX. Partner in both cases will then bid 4♥. You will have reached the proper game. If you bid 3♥ you made a bid Partner is allowed to Pass PLUS you showed SIX ♥. If you bid 2NT you made a bid Partner is allowed to Pass. You might have missed a game.