For the past five weeks, we have examined different ways of limiting your hand as soon as possible. Now, miracles of miracles, what if a slam contract appears to be a possibility.
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Limit your hand while bidding pre-emptive contracts
If your partner opens his hand with a One-No-Trump bid, you, the responder, become the Captain and you have four choices—and only four choices—for your bid. This week: transfer bids.
Last week’s concept of “limit your hand” is used also when responding to hands that your partner has opened with bids of One No-Trump (15-17 points) or Two No-Trump (20-21 points).
An important tool in bidding, that produces magical results, is the concept of limiting your hand. It’s not all you have to know to produce magical results but it is an important beginning.
Actually, bidding is more like simple arithmetic than magic. But when it is done well, it works like magic.