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Minor Suit Smolen - An extension to the Stayman, Jacoby Transfer, and Smolen conventions, used to explore a minor suit slam after opener's 2 Notrump opener.  Similar to the Smolen (major suit) convention, here the responder bids the complementary minor to ensure the stronger 2 Notrump opener plays the hand.

 

Responder
Bid/Rebid

Meaning

2N - ?

3S

Transfer opener to 3N

2N - 3S;
3N - ?


Pass

Standard treatment to play in 3N

4C

Slam interest, Diamonds longer than Clubs

4D

Slam interest, Clubs longer than Diamonds

4H/S

Partnership agreement needed, choose method:
1. Slam try in Clubs/Diamonds (6+ card suit)
2. Hearts/Shorts bid shows a short suit

4N

Quantitative slam try

 

2N - ?

3N

Transfer opener to 4C

2N - 3N;
4C - ?

 

Pass

Club bust

4D

Slam interest, Diamonds longer than Clubs

4H/S

Partnership agreement needed, choose method:
1. Slam try in Clubs/Diamonds (6+ card suit)
2. Hearts/Shorts bid shows a short suit

4N

5-5 or longer in the minors

 

 

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