By Peter Rhead
More examples of response to No Trump with one point
Today we look at more examples of your partnership agreement for a bust hand. How do you respond to 1NT opening partner with these bust hands?
Case 1: Partner opens 1NT. Your partnership is not going anywhere but you have a better contract available to you. Bid Two Diamonds to transfer to Hearts and let partner play Two Hearts. He will prefer that contract.
Case 2: Partner opens 1NT. You introduce your bust hand wirh seven diamonds by bidding Two Spades as a transfer to the minors. Partner dutifully bids Three Clubs and you correct to Three Diamonds.
Case 3: Partner opens 1NT. You see a better play in Spades so you immediately transfer to Two Spades by bidding Two Hearts.
Next Week: Do not be afraid of No Trump.
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