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Ian Grant
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Sept. 14, 2015
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about me

EBU rank: Premier Life Master.

I play my own "Grumpy Club" system in partnership with my wife.

Short (forcing) 1C (11+hcp, no better bid) with forcing 1D response (neg or natural)

5 card majors, weak NT.

1D in 1st/2nd seat is 9-11 balanced or natural, natural in 3rd/4th.

Multi 2C, 2D and 2NT opening bids, Ekren-style 2H (3-11 hcp), normal weak 2S.

See website for EBU convention card.

United Kingdom

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Properly explaining a transfer accept
What would you have said if 2 was simply forced and says nothing further about opener's hand? "Mmmppfh!"?
Properly explaining a transfer accept
The explanation of your partner's call is clear and unambiguous it is a transfer completion, pure and simple. For completeness you might want to include any criteria for breaking the transfer. What the OP did is put the cart before the horse.
Properly explaining a transfer accept
WRONG, WRONG, WRONG. You would not be bidding 2 unless partner had bid 1NT as a transfer to 2. The prime reason you are bidding 2 is because partner asked you to; failure to mention this would be a serious error.
Properly explaining a transfer accept
Who knows; but you can't assume they do.
Properly explaining a transfer accept
Its not as though you have a choice though, right? The key phrase is 'full disclosure' not 'selected highlights' or 'subtle hints'. Unless, of course, you want a reputation for being economical with the truth.
Properly explaining a transfer accept
They are entitled to know that you bid 2 at your partner's behest. Your rebid would not have been 2 had partner bid 1 and you still have a balanced 10-12. The interesting point about 2-5 hearts is that you do not make a pre-emptive raise ...
Properly explaining a transfer accept
Your explanation is UI to your partner, let them worry about dealing with it. Tell the opps everything you know from the bid, they are entitled to a full explanation. You are making the game more difficult than it needs to be.
Properly explaining a transfer accept
Transfer completion with 10-12 hcp and 2-5 hearts. Wtp?
Frequency of J2NT?
More frequent if you use 2NT as a 'good raise to 3 or better' which is quite popular in ebuland. Continuations are usually different.
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
I've played quite a lot of boards since then...

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