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Deleted. Misread the question.
11 hours ago
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I have a gadget for this. 1 - 3// are transfers showing a 7+ suit headed by at least 2 of the top 3, no 1RC and below GF values. South asks and we end up in 6.

Without the gadget, I bid 5 immediately over 1
23 hours ago
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Thank you for taking the time to write this.

Much studying will be happening tomorrow.
March 21
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There's nothing new under the sun, is there?

Do you have any links to their methids?
March 20
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My ideas for the 2 bid…

2….. Puppet to spades, promises 4 hearts and 5+ spades
2…..Forced, then…

Pass…..Weak 5+/4
2NT…..any invitational 5/4
….. Pass….. declines invitation, 2 spades
….. 3/3…..Accepts invitation, 2 spades, weak in the other minor
….. 3…..declines invitation, 3+ spades
….. 3NT…..Accepts invitation 2 spades, good minors
….. 4//…..Accepts invitation 3+ spades, cheapest A/K
….. 4…..Accepts invitation 3+ spades, no A/K
3…..GF, 3/4 clubs and 5404 or 5413
….. 3…..asks: 3♠ is 5404, 3NT is 5413
3…..GF, 3/4 diamonds and 5440 or 5431
….. 3…..asks: 3♠ is 5440, 3NT is 5431
3…..GF, 5422.
3…..invitational 6+/4
3NT…..GF, 5/4
4//…..Cue 6+ spades
4…..to play
4NT…..Keycard on spades
March 19
Tony Rolfe edited this comment March 20
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The 3-level bids do give me some ideas. I'm pretty well settled on 2 to show all 4/5+ hands and I can show all GF 5440/5431/5422 plus invitational/GF 6+ below 3NT. That has taken a lot of stress off the other bids and I'm working on them now.

I'll post the 2 sequences below for criticism…
March 19
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Looking closer at the 2 bid, if I make it a puppet, opener must bid 2. Then responder can pass, right-siding weak hand, bid 2NT with any invitational 5/4 (opener passes, bids 3/3NT/4 or bids a minor if worried about the other minor). Responder can also bid 3m to show GF 5440 (short in the other minor) or 3/3 to show GF 5431, 3 cards in C/D respectively.

Finally, responder can bid 4 to play or 4NT as keycard
March 19
Tony Rolfe edited this comment March 19
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Ideally I'd like this transfer structure to mirror the 2 and up bids directly over 1NT, as in my 1NT engine thread. The obvious difference being that those deny a major and these promise one.

My basic plan was to use 2 as 5+ spades, 4 hearts, invitational. The 5+ 4 equivalent being transfer to hearts and bid 2. Weak 5/4 I just transfer to the Major and drop. Weak 5+/5+ I just pick a Major and then transfer and drop. Does't always get to the perfect contract, but remembering that I play 11-14 if I can get out of 11 opposite nothing undoubled then I'm happy.

2 is then (semi-) balanced game or slam invitation or something else. My first thought is any GF 4441 or 5431 (5m) with a high (AKQ) singleton. That way pard can just bid 3NT if maximum and their weakest suit is happy opposite a good singleton. If maximum with a weak suit, they could bid 2 to ask for the singleton or maybe bid the cheapest suit happy to play opposite a singleton.

2NT is clubs. I'd prefer not to puppet, give opener some options. Given that responder has a 4-card Major (or 2) and opener doesn't, Responder could be some 5440, 5431 (weak singleton), 5422 or 6+ clubs.

3 is diamonds, again not a puppet

I'm not sure about 3. It is 5+/5+ Minors directly over 1NT, but that is obviously impossible if I have a 4+ Major. It can't be 5+/5+ Majors since that would go via a transfer.

3/3 are GF 5-card suit or slam try 6+. I thought about transferring to these, but I can see us playing in silly 3 contracts if I did that.

4/4 are GF 6+
March 19
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Our second hand double of a multi 2 is “Penalty of one major, takeout of the other” and the East hand fits like a glove. We end up doubling whichever major they bid.
March 18
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Kantar suggests using 14/30 when the strong hand asks, but 30/14 when the weak hand asks since the most useful/likely response in both cases is 5, allowing 5 as the Queen ask. That does mean that you have to know which is the strong hand and to remember to apply the right answers.

It has occurred to me that always using 13/40 would produce the 3 or 1 response that Kantar wants without the memory strain. I've never tried it, but is there a significant downside?
March 17
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That makes sense, Mike. I'll have a chat with partner.
March 17
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My escape:

Pass forces redouble and is either willing to stand 1NTxx or knows where it wants to run.
XX is any 4333, pick a suit
2, 2, 2 is weak and the lower of two 4+ suits

2 up are strong single-suited or 2-suited hands preferring to try game rather than play 1NTxx

If 4th hand doubles, opener redoubles with 4333 or passes with a doubleton somewhere. Responder can pass the redouble or can pick a suit. If opener passes, responder can pass, redouble with 4333 or bid a suit. Only in this last case might we play in a 4-2 fit.
March 17
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After a 0/3 or 1/4 response, 5 of the trump suit is pass with 0/1, show the Queen with 3/4. The cheapest other suit bid is show the Queen regardless. Any other suit bid is Specific King ask.

6 Trumps denies the Queen, new suit shows the Queen and the cheapest side King, 5NT shows Q with no side K.
March 16
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What Christopher said is what i was going to say. but he said it better
March 16
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Thanks for sharing that. I might be able to use it.
March 16
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Thank you both. Some homework for me while waiting for the F1 race to start.
March 16
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That sounds interesting. I have not heard of this approach, where can I find more information, please?
March 15
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That was a trade-off. I could use 3M to show shortage or second suit. If I showed shortage I would have to put the 4M/5m hands through Stayman and lose the 4441/5440 sequences in there.
March 15
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Good point.

I can show 4M/5m GF hands by puppet to the minor and rebidding 3M.
However I don't, as yet, have a way to show the exact shape. I'll have to look at those continuations.
March 14
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By not rebidding 3M after the puppet to 3m.

1NT - 2NT
3 - 3NT is passable,6+ with no shortage: 4 would be 1-suited and keycard.
March 14
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