Two Spades is the Minor Suit Slam Try Convention, Using Jacoby Transfers, our response of Two Spades is not used as a natural bid, so we make use of it to indicate an interest in slam in a minor suit.

It's called the Minor Suit Stayman convention. (MSS on the Convention card)

Mechanics. Responder bids Two Spades (alerted) showing the HCP and distribution for slam if opener has a 4+ card minor suit fit.

With no such fit, opener bids three of a major if he has 5 of them or Two No Trump with a minimum opener or Three No Trump with a maximum.


N

E

S
1NT

P

2 * " If you have the right one North...."
3

P

4NT "That's it ! Now let's do Blackwood"
5

P

6 "Should be a laydown, North"
North South
Kxxx Q
Qxx AKx
KQxx AJxxx
AK xxxx


N

E

S
1NT

P

2 * "Lets try Slam in a minor, North"
3NT

P

P "No minor, South." "O.K., make 3 NT"
North South
Kxx Qx
Qxxx AJx
KQx AJxxx
AKx Qxx

N

E

S
1NT

P

2 * "If you have the right minor, North . . . ."
2NT . . . "No 4+ minor; minimum hand, South"
. . .

P

5 "I think a Club game is our best shot, North"
P "You're the boss"
North South
AKxx Qxx
Jxxx Axx
KQx -
Qx AKJxxxx