1 2 3 4 5 6 Stats
Board 1
North Deals
None Vul
K 10 7 2
A K J 5
A 8 4
Q 5
9 5
9 4
K J 7 6 3
9 8 4 2
N
WE
S
6 4 3
Q 3 2
9
A K J 10 7 6
17
4    10
9
A Q J 8
10 8 7 6
Q 10 5 2
3
NTPar
N/S7101085+420
E/W63358

North opens 1 NT.
IF West overcalls 2 Clubs,

How does South use STAYMAN to see if partner has a 4 card MAJOR?

One way is to use the "Stolen" convention",
and
"Double" the two Club bid which says "Partner- he STOLE my bid!

another way is to bid 3 Clubs (lowest level of clubs available) to mean STAYMAN!

My recommendation , use the Double to say "he STOLE my bid"!

A partnership should decide, in advance of playing, which way they will play this.


Board 2
East Deals
N-S Vul
K 3 2
A 7 6 4 3 2
4 2
6 4
J 9 7 5
Q J 10
K Q 7
Q J 10
N
WE
S
A Q 10 8
K 9
A J 8 6
K 9 8
7
12    17
4
6 4
8 5
10 9 5 3
A 7 5 3 2
NTPar
N/S22524−460
E/W11118119

East opens 1 NT (15-17 HCP)
South passes,
West bids?

3 NT. No Shortness - No stayman. and West has 10-14(15) HCP = GAME!!!!

The one who KNOWS you have game, GOES to game!


Board 3
South Deals
E-W Vul
9 8 7 6 4 3
K
A K J
10 9 3
2
J 7 2
7 6 5 3 2
Q 8 7 4
N
WE
S
Q 10 5
A Q 9 6 4
9 8 4
A 5
11
3    12
14
A K J
10 8 5 3
Q 10
K J 6 2
NTPar
N/S910658+420
E/W43775

South opens 1 NT with 15-17 HCP.

West passes

North bids ????????

2 Hearts (as a transfer to) SPADES.

If North only had 5 Spades, he/she would bid 3 NT (GAME).

Since North has 6 Spades and South has presumably 2, they have an 8 card Spade "Fit" and will probably do better in Spades!


Board 4
West Deals
Both Vul
A 9 8 3
Q J 6 5 2
7 6 5 3
K J
A J 8 6
K 9 8
K J 10 8
N
WE
S
Q 10 6 4 2
K Q 10 3 2
10 7
A
7
16    11
6
7 5
9 7 5 4
A 4 3
Q 9 4 2
NTPar
N/S23256−650
E/W89/101176

West bids 1 NT with 15-17 HCP.

North Passes.

East has GAME GOING HCP (10-14) or (1015) and Two 5 card Majors.

Step 1: East bids 2 Hearts (transfer to Spades)

South Passes

West Accepts the transfer and bids 2 SPADES.

Step 2: East then bids 4 Hearts, promising GAME and also promising 5-5 in the Majors!

If East only had "invitational values" (8-9 HCP), East would bid 3 Hearts.

[North should have at least one 3 card Major suit.]

West leaves Hearts in or would have corrected to Spades if West had longer SPADES!'


Board 5
North Deals
N-S Vul
A 3 2
A 4 3 2
A 3 2
K 3 2
K 9 8
K 10 9
K 9
Q J 9 6 4
N
WE
S
Q J 10
Q J
Q J 10
A 10 8 7 5
15
12    13
0
7 6 5 4
8 7 6 5
8 7 6 5 4
NTPar
N/S36773−400
E/W976610

North opens 1 NT with 15-17 HCP.

West passes

South bids?????

2 Clubs [partner, do you have a 4 card Major?]
"Garbage Stayman" or "Junk Stayman" (same meaning)


Board 6
East Deals
E-W Vul
K Q
A Q 9 4 3
J 6 5 4
10 9
10 9 8 7 6 5 4
A 3
J 8 7 4
N
WE
S
J 3 2
K J 7
K Q 2
K Q 3 2
12
5    15
8
A
10 8 6 5 2
10 9 8 7
A 6 5
NTPar
N/S43773−620
E/W810669

East bids 1 NT. (15-17 HCP)

South passes

West Transfers to Spades by bidding 1 Heart.

North, who would like a Heart lead, Doubles the "transfer" bid to indicate
North WANTS a HEART LEAD. [A lead directing double].

East completes the "transfer" by bidding SPADES!

West "re-evaluates" his hand and adds 5 extra points for his void, and can bid GAME!

Even missing the top 3 Spade Honors, a Spade game can be made because one of the three ourstanding Spade honors, fall on another honor.

I'd rather be "lucky" than "good", because Lucky is way EASIER!


NorthSouthWestEast
Mean HCP11.506.838.6713.00
Balanced Hands2234
Voids1110
Singletons1212
Long Suits (>6)0010

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