Further bids on 4C/D (South Afr. Texas)
By Woodgrove


Did you know that you can control the bidding sequence even when your partner opens with 4club/diamond (transfers)?

In this version (from Woodgrove) the opener promises 8 to 8 tricks with max one of those tricks in a side suit. In addition opener must have either a solid suit or a semi solid suit missing the ace.

Responses to 4C:
4D: Asking bid.
4H: To play
4S: Cue-bid.
4NT: Denies control in spade.

Responses to 4 D:
4H: Asking bid.
4S: To play.
4NT: Initiate cue-bid sequence.

Rebids after 4C-4D
4H: 7 tricks in heart + a king.
4S: 8 solid hearts + king of spade.
4NT: 7 tricks in heart + an ace.
5C: 8 solid hearts + king of club.
5D: 8 solid hearts + king of diamond.
5H: KQJxxxxx + one side-suit trick.

Rebids after 4D-4H
4S: 7 tricks in spade + a king.
4NT: 7 tricks in spade + an ace.
5C: 8 solid spades + king of club.
5D: 8 solid spades + king of diamond.
5H: 8 solid spades + king of heart.
5S: KQJxxxxx + one side-suit trick.