Minor Suit Transfers

A bid made in response to an opening notrump bid to show a hand with a single suit which is a minor suit. This bid is used similarly to the Jacoby Transfer. The transfer bid, however, is to transfer to a minor suit. Generally 2Notrump is used as the transfer bid to force the bid of 3 Clubs. However some partnerships play that 3 Clubs is a transfer to 3 Diamonds. These transfers show a one suited hand and the rebids will further describe the bid. For a weak hand the responder will just pass 3 Clubs or bid 3 Diamonds if diamonds is the suit. Further bidding indicates a strong hand, often with slam intentions.