When Your Jacoby Transfer Bid is Doubled, What Do Your Partner’s Bids Mean?
Most players discuss their convention card and when it gets around to discussing Jacoby transfers, the exchange often goes like this:
“Do you want to play Jacoby transfers?”
That’s it. Discussion ended. So you get to the table and on Board 9, your partner bids 1NT, which you announce as showing 15-17 points. East passes and you note you have five hearts. You bid 2♦, asking partner to bid 2♥. So far, so good.
Your LHO doubles 2♦, showing good diamonds and expressing that he wants his partner to lead diamonds if he ends up on opening lead.
Now come the questions. Since there are more than one or two possible answers, what follows can be considered as something for you to think about.
This article offers a few odds and ends that you should consider adding to your agreements.
Here are five simple questions. In all of these auctions, you are South. What does North’s last bid mean to you?
West North East South 1NT Pass 2♦ Dbl Pass
West North East South 1NT Pass 2♦ Dbl 2♥
West North East South 1NT Pass 2♦ Dbl Redbl
West North East South 1NT Pass 2♦ Dbl 2NT
West North East South 1NT Pass 2♦ Dbl 3♥