My partner and I have agreed to try Transfer Advances. Transfer Advances were described by Jeff Rubens in a series of articles in the 1980 and 81 issues of Bridge World. These and a few other Bridge World articles were published in a booklet titled, The Useful-Space Principle which is out of print. Transfer Advances are sometimes referred to a Ruben’s Advances. Here’s how they work…
First, some nomenclature: The four positions at the table are referred to as opener, overcaller, responder, and advancer.
After an opening bid, an non-jump overcall, and a pass by responder, the advancer may…
If the responder makes a call — including a jump — we make two slight adjustments:
Ruben mentioned using the Double or responder’s raise as a transfer; but, not other doubles/redoubles. But, since we all ready play Rosenkrantz, this extension has no cost.
I'd like your comments/suggestions on our adjustments. And if you've tried Transfer Advances, how you like them.
Plus... it's free!