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Transfer Overcalls Of 1 Notrump - After an opponent opens 1 Notrump, a conventional overcall by some players is a transfer (relay).  Example:

Bidding

Meaning

(1N) - 2C - (P) - 2D

2C requests Advancer to bid Diamonds

(1N) - 2D - (P) - 2H

2D requests Advancer to bid Hearts

(1N) - 2H - (P) - 2S

2H requests Advancer to bid Spades

(1N) - 2S - (P) - 3C

2S requests Advancer to bid Clubs

Some players use a hybrid usage of Transfer Overcalls, playing transfers for some calls and natural or two suited hands with certain bids.  Transfer Overcalls are also useful against opponents' Big Club opening bid (16+ points).

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