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Jacoby/Texas and follow-up

A Jacoby Transfer shows 5+ cards in the major. 1NT-2 or 2NT-3 shows 5+ hearts and could be 0 points. 1NT-2 or 2NT-3 shows 5+ spades and 0+ points. I would remove 1NT (via a transfer) to 2 with:

763
108764
7654
2.

After you transfer, a new suit bid is natural (4+ cards) and forcing to Game. If you transfer and then bid notrump, you are usually balanced (5-3-3-2) and offering partner a choice. 1NT-2-2-2NT offers him a choice of 4 contracts (2NT, 3, 3NT or 4). If you transfer to 2 and raise to 3, it is invitational to game with 6+ trumps (1NT-2-2-3).

What about Texas? 1NT-4 shows 6+ and opener must (100%) bid 4. Similarly, 1NT-4 shows 6+ spades. These bids are usually used to sign-off in game.

That means that 1NT-2-2-4 should have a special meaning. It can't be a pure signoff, because responder would have used Texas. So, this is a slam invitation (usually with no shortness). With shortness, you can transfer and then Splinter (1NT-2-2-4 -- to show 6+, 0-1 and slam interest).

Jacoby followed by 4NT should be Quantitative (invitational, typically 5-3-3-2). Texas followed by 4NT should be RKC.

After partner opens 1NT, what is your plan with:

J76543
7652
3
86

Choose One:

Pass

2 and then over 2 bid 2

2 and then pass

Other

After partner opens 1NT, what is your plan with:

543
AQ107652
J32
--

Choose One:

2 and then Pass

2 and then 3

2 and then 4

2 and then 4

4 and then pass

Other

KJ8765
2
K103
1092

Choose One:

Pass

2 and then pass.

2 and then 3

4

Other

Q10765
KJ
KJ
J762

Choose One:

2 and then 2NT

2 and then 3

2 and then 3NT

Other

KQ8765
2
K103
A92

Choose One:

2 and then 4

2 and then 4

4 and then Pass

Other

After partner opens 1NT, what is your plan with:

KJ10954
KQJ
AQJ
9

Choose One:

2 followed by 4

2 followed by 4

2 followed by 4NT

4 and then pass

4 and then bid 4NT

Partner opens 2NT, what is your plan with:

8
KQ765
KQJ102
98

Choose One:

3 followed by 3NT

3 followed by 4

3 followed by 4NT

Other