LAST time we looked at Stayman, a convention used to find 4-4 major-suit fits after partner has opened 1NT. We are now going to consider a method which allows responder to look for fits when he has at least five cards in his longest suit. Outlining this method will take two articles, the first on major suits, the second on minor suits.
Why are transfers useful?
The standard methods learned when beginning to play bridge are relatively inefficient when you hold a five card major in response to partner’s 1NT opening bid.