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TAB - Trump Asking Bid (Gamma Bid) - an acronym associated with "Big Club" (Precision) and similar systems.  The convention, typically used in a game forcing auction with an agreed trump suit below game, queries partner for the attributes of their trump suit.  Example:

1C - 1S;
2S -  ?

A typical response is:
 

Step

Meaning

1st

No top honor, 5+ trump

2nd

1 top honor, 5+ trump

3rd

2 top honors, 5+ trump

4th

1 top honor, 6+ trump

5th

2 top honors, 6+ trump

6th

3 top honors, 5+ trump

Many players also play repeated Trump Asking Bids, where asker's trump rebid queries responder for further clarification of holdings (two methods are shown here):

Responder's
Initial Bid

Method 1
(fast shows)

Method 2
(slow shows)

0 Honors

Steps: 5, 6, 7

Steps: 7, 6, 5

1 Honor

Steps: Q, K, A

Steps: A, K, Q

2 Honors

Steps: KQ, AQ, AK

Steps: AK, AQ, KQ

Also see Precision systems, Alpha Cuebid , Beta Cuebid, Trump Asking Bid, Control Asking Bid, Suit Asking Bid, Delta Asking Bid and Precision/Big Club Books

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