Structure 7G70 Main

Three Diamonds 5-5 Majors

 by Richard Pavlicek

In a Nutshell

Playing minor-suit transfers (2 NT to clubs, 3 C to diamonds) leaves an idle 3 D response to 1 NT, which I use to show 5-5 in the majors (game forcing). An obvious advantage is to make the 1 NT opener declarer no matter which fit is found (opener sets trumps), plus it defines in one bid what otherwise takes at least two. With slam interest responder next can indicate his splinter.

For details refer to Three Diamonds Majors in the Pavlicek System notes.

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