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Transfer Advances After 3 Bids

I lost the originator of these transfer advance examples. "We" means originator and his partner. I'm wondering if anyone is using these sequences and which ones. Note - I am confused with the wording in example 2 - "transfer cuebid"  is it for diamonds or hearts?


We use transfers in any generic position where

(a) three suits have been bid, and we've bid one of them

(b) double is a legal call.

Transfers begin with X. Notrump bids are natural. If partner has bid (the more common occurrence), transfers end with the suit below his. If partner has not bid, transfers end with the suit below my rebid.

1. When partner has bid, the first eligible position is the Snapdragon position, and you end up with a kind of Transfer Snapdragon. After say (1♣) 1♥ (1♠), then

X = transfer cuebid here, usually limit raise or better

1NT = natural, 2♣ = diamonds, 2♦ = constructive raise, 2♥ = junk raise

You always get a 2nd raise, but depending on the suits involved, you might not get a transfer into the unbid suit. After (1♣) 1♠ (2♥), then

X = constructive raise, 2♠ = junk raise

2. The second eligible position is the Support X spot, and you get a kind of Transfer Support X. After say 1♦ (P) 1♥ (1♠), then

X = clubs, 1NT = natural, 2♣ = transfer cuebid, 2♦ = constructive raise, 2♥ = junk raise

3. Here is the third position. After (1♣) 1♦ (P) 1♥; (2♣), then

X = diamond rebid (this is very powerful), 2♦ = better than minimum raise, 2♥ = minimum raise

4. After 1♦ (1♥) P (1♠), then

X = clubs, 2♣ = better than a minimum rebid, 2♦ = minimum rebid

5. We also use transfers here (1♣) 1♠ (2♣), then

X = diamonds, 2♦ = hearts, 2♥ = constructive, 2♠ = junk

To mitigate the loss of a responsive double here, we play Raptor and we double with most (54)xx hands, so partner is unlikely to have the unbid M.

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