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42 Cards in this Set

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S T8
H AJ97
D 632
C KQ96

1NT (15-17) - (2D natural) - ?
3D

Game-forcing Stayman without a diamond guard.
S 964
H AJ982
D JT6
C A5

1NT (15-17) - (2S natural) - ?
3H

Forcing to 3NT. Opener requires a spade guard to bid 3NT.
S 65
H 843
D QJT8654
C 7

1NT (15-17) - (2H natural) - ?
2NT (relay to 3C)

Opener must bid 3C, then you can bid 3D to play.
S KQ
H 97
D AQJT96
C Q98

1NT (15-17) - (2H natural) - ?
3D

Forcing to 3NT. Opener requires a heart guard to bid 3NT.
S K97
H 43
D AQT7
C JT95

1NT (15-17) - (2H natural) - ?
3NT

Denies a heart guard or 4 spades. Opener will not pass without a heart guard.
S AQ
H J52
D K9865
C AK8

1NT (15-17) - (2H natural) - 3NT - (Pass)
?
5D

Can't pass 3NT without a heart guard. With a maximum (no wasted heart values) and a 5-card suit, 5D should have a play.
S AK5
H KT8
D J3
C AJT98

1NT (15-17) - (2D natural) - 3NT - (Pass)
?
4C or 5C

3NT showed no 4-card major or diamond guard, so opener can't pass without a diamond guard. Responder must have club support.
S J2
H AJ9742
D 64
C 653

1NT (15-17) - (2S natural) - ?
2NT (relay to 3C)

A direct 3H call would be forcing, so relay to 3C and follow with 3H to play.
S AQJ8
H A98
D Q42
C 642

1NT (15-17) - (2H natural) - ?
2NT (relay to 3C)

Then cue-bid 3H as Stayman with a heart guard. A direct cue-bid would deny a heart guard.
S KQ7
H K86
D AJ87
C T43

1NT (15-17) - (2H natural) - ?
2NT (relay to 3C)

Follow with 3NT to show a heart guard. A direct 3NT would deny a heart guard.
S 643
H AQJ
D AJT7
C T76

1NT (15-17) - (2S natural) - ?
3NT

Denies 4 hearts or a spade guard. Opener will not pass without a spade guard.
S 98
H AJ95
D KQ75
C T98

1NT (15-17) - (2S natural) - ?
3S

Stayman without a spade guard.
S T92
H 53
D KJT974
C 83

1NT (15-17) - (2H natural) - ?
2NT (relay to 3C)

Follow with 3D to play.
S 82
H 4
D AQT
C KQT9742

1NT (15-17) - (2H natural) - ?
3C

Forcing to 3NT.
S AQ986
H 86
D 974
C 872

1NT (15-17) - (2H natural) - ?
2S

To play.
S AQ986
H 75
D QT2
C K93

1NT (15-17) - (2H natural) - ?
3S

Forcing to 3NT.
S JT98
H 43
D AQJ
C QT87

1NT (15-17) - (2H natural) - ?
3H

Stayman without a heart guard.
S QT82
H AJ
D 652
C AT43

1NT (15-17) - (2H natural) - ?
2NT (relay to 3C)

Follow with 3H as Stayman with a heart guard.
S A9
H 652
D AQ9
C J8432

1NT (15-17) - (2H natural) - ?
3NT

Denies having a heart guard.
S AJ2
H A9
D Q976
C JT83

1NT (15-17) - (2H natural) - ?
2NT (relay to 3C)

Follow with 3NT to show a heart guard.
S AQ9
H KT5
D KQJ87
C 32

1NT (15-17) - (2H natural) - 2NT - (Pass)
?
3C

No option.
S JT
H KQ9
D AJT4
C KQJ6

1NT (15-17) - (2H natural) - 2S - (Pass)
?
Pass
S AQT7
H 74
D KQ65
C AJT

1NT (15-17) - (2H natural) - 2S - (Pass)
?
3S

With a maximum, no wasted values in hearts, and 4-card support, you can super-accept partner's attempted signoff just as you would have done if partner had transferred to spades.
S A432
H KT
D KJ65
C AJT

1NT (15-17) - (2H natural) - 3H - (Pass)
?
3S

Forcing, since 3H is forcing to 3NT. Do not use up bidding room by bidding 4S.
S 86
H KT7
D AQJ5
C KQJT

1NT (15-17) - (2H natural) - 3H - (Pass)
?
3NT

Denies 4 spades but shows a heart guard (since responder has denied one).
S A53
H J6
D KQT86
C AQ2

1NT (15-17) - (2H natural) - 3H - (Pass)
?
4D

Without 4 spades or a heart guard, bid your long suit. Alternatively, try game in your 4-3 spade fit.
S AJ96
H K3
D KQ54
C QT9

1NT (15-17) - (2H natural) - 3NT - (Pass)
?
Pass
S AJ32
H 43
D KQ98
C KQ4

1NT (15-17) - (2H natural) - 3NT - (Pass)
?
4D

Cannot pass 3NT without a heart guard.
S AK987
H J2
D KQ6
C QJ5

1NT (15-17) - (2H natural) - 3NT - (Pass)
?
4S

No heart guard, but have 5 spades.
S KQJ
H AJT86
D KJT
C J2

1NT (15-17) - (2S natural) - 2NT - (Pass)
?
3C

No choice.
S K97
H AQ64
D KQT
C QJ9

1NT (15-17) - (2S natural) - 3NT - (Pass)
?
Pass

Responder has no spade guard, but you do.
S K86
H QT42
D AQ6
C KJ4

1NT (15-17) - (2S natural) - 3S - (Pass)
?
4H

First priority is to show your heart support, not your spade guard.
S A543
H A62
D QJ53
C KJ

1NT (15-17) - (2S natural) - 3H - (Pass)
?
4H

Better to support responder than to bid 3NT with a single guard.
S Q4
H 865
D AKQ9
C KQT8

1NT (15-17) - (2H natural) - 2NT - (Pass)
3C - (Pass) - 3H - (Pass)
?
3NT

Responder has 4 spades and also a heart guard.
S KQT8
H 62
D AQ4
C KQJT

1NT (15-17) - (2H natural) - 2NT - (Pass)
3C - (Pass) - 3NT - (Pass)
?
Pass

Responder has a heart guard and not 4 spades.
S KQT
H J5432
D QT8
C Q9

1NT (15-17) - (2S natural) - ?
2NT (relay to 3C)

Follow with 3S. No way to show 5 hearts and a spade guard. To keep the option of 3NT open, is best to treat your hearts as 4-card suit.

[Couldn't you bid 3H? If opener has no fit and no spade guard, he can bid 3S to give you a chance to bid 3NT.]

[Double at favorable vulnerability?]
S J3
H AT9
D AQ64
C KJ98

1NT (15-17) - (2S natural) - 3S - (Pass)
?
4C

Least of evils. 4H, to play in 4-3 fit, is another possibility. Can't force to 5 of a minor (by bidding 4S) without a maximum. If responder has extras, he can carry on after 4C.
S 532
H A6
D AKJT
C KQT9

1NT (15-17) - (2S natural) - 3S - (Pass)
?
4S

Ask partner to bid his better minor. Requires a maximum.
S KJ82
H Q86
D KJ2
C AQ4

1NT (15-17) - (2H natural) - 3NT - (Pass)
?
Pass

Best choice. No certainty of having a better spot.
S Q2
H Q32
D AQJ
C KQT87

1NT (15-17) - (2H natural) - 3NT - (Pass)
?
4H

Pass could be right, but playing in a minor is safer. 4C and 5C are also options.
S KJ63
H 432
D KQ8
C AQ9

1NT (15-17) - (2H natural) - 3NT - (Pass)
?
4C

You know passing isn't right, so hope responder has a 5-card minor.
S K9876
H K2
D KJT
C AQT

1NT (15-17) - (2H natural) - 3NT - (Pass)
?
Pass

4S is tempting, but 3NT stays with the field.