By Peter Rhead
When to Super Accept after partner transfers your 1NT opening
You open a strong 1NT (15-17 points). Partner transfers to Spades or Hearts by bidding Two Hearts or Two Diamonds. You are very happy with his Transfer because you have a good hand and four-cards in support of partner’s suit. You show this pleasure with a Super Accept. You jump to Three Spades or Three Hearts. If partner is strong enough, he then takes the contract further to game or slam. Otherwise partner leaves your bid of Three Spades or Three Hearts for a part-score contract.
Guideline One: Your opening must be the strong 1NT (15-17 points).
Guideline Two: Partner must transfer to Spades or Hearts.
Guideline Three: To show your pleasure, you then Super Accept his bid with a one-step jump to Three Spades or Three Hearts.
For more information, Google “Super Accept”
Next Week: Examples of when you and your partner might use Super Accept.
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