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What You Must Know About Transfers

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Number 13
Secrets to Winning Bridge Series
by Marty Bergen
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24 pages. Booklet.

This is definitely one of the most important and most popular conventions in modern bridge. As soon as the player who opens 1NT bids responder's suit, opener is assured of becoming declarer if that suit becomes trump. Opener usually has the stronger hand, so the majority of his side's assets will be concealed from the opponents. That can't be bad. In addition, the use of transfer bids allows opener to be sitting pretty at trick 1.