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Common Game 2017-12-02 Board 5
West
QJ1092
105
10432
103
North
K63
A63
KJ86
AJ2
East
854
KQ942
Q95
KQ
South
A7
J87
A7
987654
D
5
West
North
East
South
1NT
P
2
P
2
P
2NT
P
3NT
P
P
P

Analysis by Craig Hemphill

The auction given is for those who play 1NT - 2NT as a relay or a transfer -- in order to invite for those folks who assign an artificial meaning to 2NT, invitational bids must go through a conventional method. Using Stayman for that purpose works better than its detractors; another way is to use 2 as a transfer to clubs with a twist -- opener responds with a mini-max response, so that the invitational hands get to game when opener responds 3 (nothing to do with the club suit!).

Ahh, complexity! Bridge these days is so diverse that it proves this fundamental truth: Bridge is, indeed, a partnership game.

Know your methods.

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