Add to transfer convention: Super acceptance

Published 12:00 am Sunday, June 2, 2013

Here is an addition to the transfer convention. It’s called super acceptance. We know that if your partner bids a NT (15-17 points) and you have a 5 or 6 card major, you transfer to keep the contract played by the strong hand.
If the NT bidder has the maximum point count and 4 in responder’s suit, he can respond 1 level higher, inviting to game; hence 1NT, P, 2D, P, 3H shows 4 in the transferred suit and 17 points.
Now responder can pass if very weak, go to game, or if very strong, can proceed to explore a possible slam. Hope this helps you get where you belong.
Evergreen winners May 24: First, John and Myrnie McLaughlin; second, Ron and Shirley Jeffers; third, Marie Pugh and Ruth Bowles; fourth, Chuck and Margaret Rimer.
The featured hand is board #1 from Friday. No one vulnerable, North dealer The Jeffers defeated 5CE 1 trick for best N/S score while Dick Brisbin/Pat Featherston bid and made 4SE+1 for best E/W score

S K 3

H T 8 3 2
D A 9 3

C 8 7 4 3

West: East:
S A S Q J T 9 4 2

H A Q 5 4 H 9
D K J 8 7 6 5 D 4

C J 5 C A Q T 6 2

S 8 7 6 5

H K J 7 6
D Q T 2

C K 9

Tuesday’s game winners were: first, Pat Macon and Myrnie McLaughlin; second, Ben McCubbins and Loyd Hill .
Hope you all had a safe and happy Memorial Day.