SUPER ACCEPT
  You open 1 No Trump and your Partner responds 2 D or 2 H which are Transfer Bids. Over a 2 D response you are required to rebid 2 H; and over a 2 H response you are required to rebid 2 S. Most of the time your rebids of 2 H (or 2 S) are automatic. But there are certain hands where you might not want to make the automatic  bid. Even though you are obligated to bid 2 H (or 2 S) you might break the obligation by bidding 3 H (or 3 S). This is known as the SUPER ACCEPT. What could you possibly mean by such a deviation? 
          Logically it there can only be one meaning to the SUPER ACCEPT. You have 4 or more Hearts and the maximum 1 No Trump bid (18 HCP). Your hand might even re-evaluate to 19 or 20 points. And if your Partner has 6 or 7 points then he carrys on to game in one of the Major at the four level. If not he passes.

VARIATION
There is a particularly neat variation to the SUPER ACCEPT. You open 1 No Trump; and once again your Partner transfers to one of the Majors. This time you rebid 2 No Trump. This shows a maximum No Trump opening and a doubleton in your Partner’s Major. Now he can pass, bid 3 No Trump or 3 or 4 of the Major. Depends on point count and length of his Major.


 
  YOU                               PARTNER
open 1 NT              ====> responds 2 D or 2 H
    16 - 18 HCP                              5 or more cards in a Major
    balanced hand                         0+ points

SUPPER ACCEPT  ====> bids 4 H (or 4 S) 6 or 7 points
bid 3 H (or 3 S)                           passes with less
     4 cards in your Major
      18 HCP

VARIATION           ====> bids 4 H (or 4 S) 6 or 7 points 
bid 2 No Trump                           6 cards in the Major
over transfer bid                          bids 3 No Trump
      2 cards in the Major      bids 3 of the Major; or passes
      18 HCP                                    6 points or less

                                  QUIZ 33                     SUPPER ACCEPT 

 

YOU OPEN THE BIDDING 1 NO TRUMP.
YOUR PARTNER RESPONDS 2 D (TRANSFER TO HEARTS). WHAT TO YOU  BID WITH THE FOLLOWING HANDS? (1 - 4)
 YOU OPEN THE BIDDING 1 NO TRUMP.
YOUR PARTNER RESPONDS 2 H (TRANSFER TO SPADES). WHAT TO YOU  BID WITH THE FOLLOWING HANDS? (5 - 8)

1.

S  A Q J 
H  Q 7 4 
D  A J 8 5
C  K Q 7 6


5. 

S  Q J 8 6 
H  A K J 
D  A 8 
C  Q J 9 2

2.

S  K J 9
H  Q J 7 6 
D  A K 6 4 
C  A 5 


6. 

S  A Q J 
H  K J 4 2 
D  A 10 9 8
C  K 9

3.

S  A K 7 
H  K 5 
D  Q J 8 7 4 
C  K Q 7


7. 

S  A Q 
H  K J 4 2 
D  A 10 9 7 
C  K J 8 

4.

S  K J 
H  Q J 4 2 
D  A Q J 6 
C  Q 5 2


8. 

S  K Q 10 7 
H  A Q 7 
D  A 9 
C  Q 7 4 3

ANSWERS to Quiz 33

 

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