Smolen transfer is a convention. Its prerequisite is Stayman. This convention is alertable. Smolen transfers is a convention for showing game-forcing hands that are 5-4 in the majors after a 1NT opening. Convention [edit | edit source] After opener opens 1NT, bid 2 ♣ with 5-4 in the majors. If opener shows a four-card major, raise it Smolen Die Basis Idee von Smolen ist dem Eröffner möglichst schnell eine 5/4 Verteilung in Oberfarben mitzuteilen. 1 NT - 2♣ - 2 ♦ - 3 ♥ = Forcing mit 5+ ♠ und 4 ♥. 1 NT - 2♣ - 2 ♦ - 3♠ = Forcing mit 5+ ♥ und 4♠ Mit 6-4/7-4 falls der Eröffner 3NT nach Smolen lizitiert, transferiert man in die 6 or 7 Karten Länge
Smolen: Bridge Bidding Convention Smolen Transfer - An extension to the Stayman and Jacoby Transfer conventions, where responder bids the complementary major to ensure the stronger 1 or 2 Notrump opener plays the hand when the responder has 6-4 or 5-4 in the majors. A Q 7 K Q Playing Smolen, you need these sequences to show invitational hands with 4-5/5-4 in the majors. Thus, with weak 5-4 and 4-5 hands, you cannot use Garbage Stayman. Rather, you have to guess to transfer to your five-card major and pass the response. Your side will therefore play a 5-2 fit occasionally rather than a 4-4 fit Lektion 1 - Antworten auf Eröffnung 1SA - Stayman + Smolen Transfer ©Bridgeakademie Fröhner, 65187 Wiesbaden, Schiersteiner Str.8, 0611-9600747, 0162-9666042 firstname.lastname@example.org Stayman auf Eröffnung 1SA 1. Grundlagen Grundsätze der Antwort: Die Eröffnungen 1SA ist nicht forcierend (15-17 FL, 4333/4432/5332 ohne 5er OF)
Smolen Used when responder is 5-4 in the majors and has 10-15 points, game-going values. With 8-9 points, one usually uses a transfer into the 5-card major by bidding 2(transfer to hearts - announced) or 2(transfer to spades - announced). If you are 5-4, you can transfer to hearts and bid spades; this allows you to play at the two level in spades. Yo Smolen Transfer : Developed by Michael Smolen in order to show 5-4 major distribution when the answer to Stayman is 2 Diamonds. Responder bids jumping his 4 cards major if he has game points, Opener understand that the other major is 5 cards, then he bid game from that major if he has 3 cards, otherwise bids 3 NT If the notrump opener responds to the Stayman 2 ♣ asking bid with 2 ♦, denying a four-card major, responder initiates the Smolen Transfer with a jump shift to three of his four-card major. The jump shift shows which is the four-card major and promises five in the other major Beispiel-Board für eine Schlemmreizung nach UF-Transfer. Folgereizung nach UF-Transfer. Führt der Eröffner den Unterfarbtransfer aus, so zeigt er einen schwachen UF-Anschluss. Geht der Partner trotzdem auf 3SA so zeigt dies eine Schlemmeinladung mit 5er UF
Minor Suit Smolen - An extension to the Stayman, Jacoby Transfer, and Smolen conventions, used to explore a minor suit slam after opener's 2 Notrump opener. Similar to the Smolen (major suit) convention, here the responder bids the complementary minor to ensure the stronger 2 Notrump opener plays the hand. See Example : Biddin In order for this convention to work with invitational hands, opener must bypass the transfer with maximum strength. Responder will pass to stay below game, with only 8 points. With 15-16 points (minimum opening), accept the transfer by bidding 3 ♥ / ♠. With 17 points (maximum) and a doubleton in partner's major, bypass the transfer by bidding 3NT Und mit 54 in Oberfarbe? Smolen! Smolen heißt die Rettung, wenn man zwischen Stayman und Transfer hin- und hergerissen ist, da man sowohl einer 4er- als auch eine 5er-Oberfarbe hält. Die gameforcierende Sequenz dazu beginnt mit Stayman 2 Treff: 8+ FP, 4 Karten in einer / beiden Oberfarben (oder Smolen! . It is used when the responder is 5-4 in the majors (either way). It is used only when the responder has enough strength for game. Here is an example hand for responder to 1NT The Smolen Convention was invented by US expert Mike Smolen (1940-1992). It is an accepted part of nearly every expert's system, and was adopted as the consensus choice in Bridge World Standard 2001, with 80% approving. The starting point is that with 5-4 in the majors and game forcing values, the responder to 1NT goes via Stayman
Die Smolen-Konvention nach der 1SA-Eröffnung wurde nur von einem einzigen Paar gereizt. Bei den anderen Paaren wurde der Transfer auf Coeur gemacht und anschließend Pik auf der 2-er Stufe geboten. Der Spielplan. Wenn der Kontrakt von West gespielt wird hat man es einfacher, da der Treff-König erstmal geschützt ist. Oft wurde von Nord das Treff-Ass oder Pik ausgespielt. Viele Paare erzielten dann sogar 11 Stiche The 4♣ bid shows specifically the Smolen hand so partner bids 4 ♦ as a relay and the 5-4 is specified Smolen style ( transfer). A jump to 4 ♥ & 4♠ after 3 ♦ are reserved to show a club stiff & a diamond stiff respectively with the 4-4-4-1 patterns Texas transfers are an addition to Jacoby transfers after a 1NT or 2NT opening. After either opening, a bid of 4 ♦ or 4 ♥ is a transfer to 4 ♥ or 4 ♠, respectively. Since there is no room to negotiate or even bypass the transfer, they are best used only in the case that game is certain and slam is not possible The Smolen convention is consistent with the concept of transfer bids, which allow the lead to come up to the strong hand, rather than through it. You can read more about it on Larry Cohen's web site by Paul Lavings Bridge Books & Supplies. The Smolen Convention was invented by US expert Mike Smolen (1940-1992). It is an accepted part of nearly every expert's system, and was adopted as the consensus choice in Bridge World Standard 2001, with 80% approving. The starting point is that with 5-4 in the majors and game forcing values, the responder.
Balanced, 5-card major (transfer, then NT; minimal info) 5-4 shape (Stayman, then bid hearts; minimal info) 4-5 shape (Stayman, then bid spades; minimal info) 5-5 shape (3D transfer, then 3S; minimal info and still allows 3NT) 5-5, strong (3H transfer, then 4H.) You pay off to Puppet Stayman when the 3-5 fit is there and it's right. Case 6 is one rarely mentioned by proponents of alterante schemes: opener may well be 2245 or 2263 and 3NT may be the best spot. However, this will be rare, and. Smolen, for example, discloses less about the nt opener's shape than about partner's shape. It would be nice to see some single dummy analysis, as this is a very important issue for system design: under what circumstances should system designers worry about right-siding? But this is obviously quite difficult because we would have to compare some specific systems (say standard transfers vs 2.
4-way Transfer This is preferred on 1nt/2nt calls. 1nt - response 2: stayman. Bid your 4 carder major 2: Transfer to 2; 2: Transfer to 2; 2: Transfer to 3; 3: Transfer to 3; 2N: Invite to 3N with max On a transfer if you have 17 points and 4 carder support u can super accept it by saying 3 or The Jacoby transfer, or simply transfers, in the card game contract bridge, is a convention in most bridge bidding systems initiated by responder following partner's notrump opening bid that forces opener to rebid in the suit ranked just above that bid by responder. For example, a response in diamonds forces a rebid in hearts and a response in hearts forces a rebid in spades
Opening 1NT, Quest transfers. The sequence shown does not differ from that above, but the planned continuations are different again. Playing Quest transfers West will rebid 3 ♥ over a negative Stayman response, promising a five-card spade suit with invitational or better values. Once the heart fit is located these plans becomes irrelevant 3 of either major (Smolen Transfers) after Opener's 2-diamond bid with 10-14 HCPs and 5/5 or 5/4 in both majors. If the Responder has invoked Smolen, the Opener complies with appropriate Smolen bids. Otherwise, the Opener passes with less than 17 HCPs or raises to game with 17 HCPs Bid 4 , a transfer to 4 , after partner's 1NT opening. This hand is so strong that you will continue toward slam after partner accepts the transfer. Be careful not to use the Texas transfer on a hand that is too weak. For example, you hold J 10 9 6 5 3 Q 6 5 7 4 10 5. Using the Texas transfer afte With Intermediate Bridge you can take your game to a new level. The 30 4 x 6 cards cover the typical conventions and systems that are played in most bridge clubs in the US. We've included some sample cards from Intermediate Bridge to show you how we present the concepts. Unfortunately, these sample cards are as big as we can make them on this website. Just expand the card on your computer or other device to get a closer look
Fragt nach einer 4(5)er Oberfarbe beim Eröffner. 3. Transfer auf , mindestens 5er Herz. 3. Transfer auf , mindestens 5er Pik. 3. 5 Pik und 4 Herz. 3NT. to play (meist 4/3/3/3 und selten eine 4er Oberfarbe) Conventional Wisdom: Smolen & Texas Transfers (Intermediate to Advanced) (June 08 2020) $ 10.00 (or 1 Lesson Token) Add to cart; Conventional Wisdom: Woolsey/Multi-Landy over their 1NT (Advanced) (June 01 2020) $ 10.00 (or 1 Lesson Token) Add to cart; Conventional Wisdom: Minor Suit Transfers (Intermediate to Advanced) (May 25 2020) $ 10.00 (or 1 Lesson Token) Add to cart; Conventional Wisdom. Quest transfers is a convention used after the sequence 1NT - 2 ♣ - 2 ♦ whereby a jump to 3 ♦ or 3 ♥ is a transfer to the suit above and shows 5 cards in the suit transferred into and 4 in the other major. This is an improvement on Smolen as it caters for both invitational and game forcing hands. Quest transfers (and Smolen) are fully described in the No Trump bidding boo
A comprehensive NoTrump bidding book with loads of new conventions. This is the most advanced book on No Trump bidding ever written, with every conceivable uninterrupted sequence starting with 1NT covered. Forget about innefficient conventions like Smolen - have a look at Quest transfers. Do you find it tricky to find minor suit slams/games after a 1NT opening With only 15 words allowed during an auction and just 13 cards in each suit, bridge players have invented dozens of special bids, called conventions, to describe their strength and hand patterns. These descriptions are from the ACBL Bridge Bulletin series called the Bidding Toolkit. The ACBL textbooks Commonly Used Conventions and More Commonly Used Conventions contain detailed chapters on the. These terms are used in contract bridge, using duplicate or rubber scoring. Some of them are also used in whist, bid whist, the obsolete game auction bridge, and other trick-taking games.This glossary supplements the Glossary of card game terms.. In the following entries, boldface links are external to the glossary and plain links reference other glossary entries Return to Bridge Burglar's Guide to Bridge Bidding Conventions. Jacoby tranfers are bids that use one artificial bid to invite the partner to transfer the bid to another suit. Transfer bids only occur after a 1 No-Trump opening bid. The strategy behind transfer bids is to try and find a fit in a major suit (Spades or Hearts) but in such.
Adam Parrish is among the country's top bridge teachers and authors. He has written three acclaimed books and writes a monthly column in the ACBL Bridge Bulletin. He teaches students all around the world, both online and in person. He is also one of the partners of Bridge Winners, the web's premier bridge discussion site. Adam lives in New York City and heads up the online teaching program. Rhoda Walsh, attorney, is a bridge theorist and champion: she's WBF Grand Master and ACBL Grand Life Master; Stayman and Smolen . I.1. Terminology. I.2. Overview. Opening and initial responses. I.3. 1NT-2♣. Stayman . I.4. The Smolen Convention after Stayman I. 1. Terminology To play vs signoff: Signoff indicates that the bidder intends and expects his partner to pass. A single source for modern bridge conventions and other information on the game of bridge. ~Responding to 1NT with 5-4 or 5-5 in the Majors. If your hand holds 5-4 or 5-5 shape in the majors and you are weak, bid the hands the same way: first, bid 2C. If partner shows 4 cards in either major, you have found your fit—pass. ~If you hold 5-4 in the majors and opener bids 2D in response to your.
Invitations - Looking for Major Suit Fits - 4-Way Transfers Puppet Stayman -Game Forcing Stayman - Smolen - Mini-Smolen - 5 -5 Majors - Texas Transfers - South African Texas Transfers - Cases: (1) With one 6+ Card Major; (2) With Two 5-card Majors; (3) With One or Two 4-card Majors; (4) With one 5-card Major and (5) With one 5-card and one 4-card Major. DIRECT NOTRUMP RAIS Smolen who? Jacoby what? Scramble how? It seems that there are a million different sets of artificial bids and gadgets that different players love to use. Although many an expert player has told me that good bridge players don't need to play any given set of conventions, most have several favorites. Thus began my quest to find conventions. OK, onto the conventions. I have listed over 360.
BridgeLesson.com is the premiere site for Bridge Education. Our lessons are designed and taught by world class professional players and instructors The Smolen convention is a modification to Stayman used after a 2♦ reply by opener. It is used when the responder has 5-4 in the majors and 'swaps' the standard 3-level responses. The new 3-level bids show four cards in the major bid, plus five in the other major. Here are the new replies Bridge Conventions; Search. Search for: Share on facebook. Share on twitter. Share on pinterest. Share on email. Share on print. Puppet (5-Card) Stayman. March 12, 2019 ; by James ; Puppet Stayman is a modified version of Stayman that helps partnerships find a major-fit when their 1NT and 2NT openings could contain a 5-card major. A 2 ♣ response to 1NT asks partner to bid 2 ♥ or 2 ♠ if. Smolen is a convention used by a responder to a notrump opening bid (or natural notrump overcall). It is used when the responder is 5-4, or even a 6-4 distribution in both major suits (either way). It is used only when the responder has enough strength for game. The responder will start the Stayman convention. If the response by the No Trump bidder is 2 Diamonds, denying a 4-card Major suit. Bridge: Which transfer do you use with both majors - one 5 carder and another 4 carder. Ask Question Asked 5 years, 8 As ruds points out in his answer, the expert treatment here holding game-forcing or better values is to play Smolen Transfers. In this case the auction has gone: 1NT pass 2C pass 2D pass ? and (with * indicating the alertable transfer calls): - 2H shows game-invitational.
Present methods is to transfer and hope for a super accept. If no fit , you miss out on a possible game in the 2 nd suit. You either single handedly make the decision to under bid or over bid. A Smolen add on ( exception) allows you to bring partner in on the picture with thes Hybrid methods. Of course, there is nothing to stop you mixing and matching from these other methods. My personal preference is to use the 'Quest - Stayman and red-suit transfer sequences' to show hands which are strictly game-forcing.. You can then use the methods from either variations on an improver's method or Smolen to show the invitational unbalanced hands rec.games.bridge . Discussion: Transfer or Stayman (too old to reply) Sam 2004-02-07 16:01:09 UTC Most/many play Smolen. 3C is normal Stayman except in the sequence 2N-3C; 3D. Then 3M shows 4 of the bid major and 5 of the OTHER Major. Even if not playing this, I bid Stayman, Over 3D, I can bid 3H to show five hearts (and 4 spades). I see no advantage of ignoring the spades by transferring. Mo 23.03.2020 18.00 Uhr Reizkonventionen Lektion 1 - Stayman und Smolen Transfer Di 24.03.2020 11.00 Uhr Turnier mit Boardbesprechung (15-18 Boards) Di 24.03.2020 21.00 Uhr Gegenspiel Lektion 9 - Markierung Smith Peter Mi 25.03.2020 18.00 Uhr Alleinspiel Lektion 2 - Schnapper im 4-4 Fi
This is the system preferred by some bridge professionals to transfer the 1NT opener into a 5-card major or a 6-card minor. If Four Suit Transfers are used, the stronger hand becomes declarer. Having the strong hand hidden will often create more difficulty for the defense and will often yield an extra trick for declarer. This is particularly true when the long suit is a 5-card major; when the long suit is a 6-card minor, there is less advantage to having the strong hand hidden Die UF-Transfers gibt es nur auf der 2er Stufe. Reizung. Eröffner Gegner Partner Gegner; 1NT: Pass? Antworten. 2 A. Transfer auf . 0+ 2 A. Transfer auf . 0+ 2 A. Transfer auf . 0+ 2NT A. Transfer auf . 0+ 4 A. Transfer auf + Single 9-11. 4 A. Transfer auf + Single 9-11. Anmerkung; Mit 6er Länge ohne Kürze reizt man den normalen Transfer und springt dann in 3SA. Mit 5332 Verteilung und 3-6. Bidding is often the weakest part of a bridge player's game. When bidding goes awry, players often think the solution is to learn another convention to handle the particular situation that caused the problem. However, it's important to keep in mind that whenever you use any convention, you give up one or more natural bids. With any convention, you need to decide if what you gain is worth what you give up Jacoby Transfers. These bids are made by responder after an opening xNT bid. They are often used by strong notrumpers so the 'good' hand will be hidden during play. 2 transfers to hearts, and 2 to spades. A direct 2 by responder shows a weak minor 2-suiter. Compare with 2-Way Stayman also called Forcing Stayman. Jordan 2N
This book, carrying on the tradition of Eric Rodwell's Bidding Topics Book 1, contains 9 new bridge topics. Contents: 1) Fourth Suit Forcing. 2) Minor Suit Transfer Over Partner's 1NT Opening. 3) Flannery. 4) Bidding in Fourth Position. 5) Smolen. 6) Development After a Strong 2 Club Opening. 7) Lebensohl. 8) Ogust. 9) Exclusion Blackwood and Lackwood. As in the first book, each topic starts with . . MSS and Smolen over 2NT; Puppet Stayman; Reverse Drury; Sandwich 1NT; Smolen over 1NT & 2NT; Splinter Bids; The Impossible 2 Spade Bid; The Rule of 2/3/4; Two-Suited Interference; Wolff Signoff ; Adv Lessons. Advanced Jacoby 2NT; Advanced Responses RKC; Muppet Stayman over 2NT; GSF & Kokish; Transfer Advances; Two Way NMF & XYZ; Preemptive Key Card; Contact. More. MSS and Smolen over 2NT. My preference is to make a Texas Transfer with 6-4 if I have no interest in slam. If you use Smolen with a 6-4 hand, it usually suggests that responder has mild slam interest. A comment from Alfred Sheinwold: Bridge is essentially a social game, but unfortunately it attracts a substantial number of antisocial people The interaction between Stayman, transfers and Smolen. Posted by Pete Hollands on February 20, 2019. Download (PDF, 265KB) Today's hands. Download (PDF, 302KB) Todays Hands. Post navigation ← Roman Keycard #45 Boring Set Of Cards → Leave a Reply Cancel reply. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment. Name * Email * Website. Home; Contact; Membership. Smolen is used only when the responder to the 1 NT opening has at least 10-high card points and has 5-4 holdings in the major suits. In this case, responder will use the 2 Clubs Stayman convention even though he has a five-card major. If the 1 No-Trump opener bids either major at the 2 level, the responder will raise to game in that suit, knowing they have at least an 8-card fit. If opener rebids 2 Diamonds denying a four-card major, partner will jump to the 3 level in the shorter. Smolen Transfer Bids (Smolen) ( ! ) An adjunct to Stayman and Jacoby Transfers, where, after a 2 reply to Stayman, responder holding 5/4 or 6/4 in the majors, jumps to 3 of his 4-card major, allowing opener to become declarer in responder's long major. Exampl