GERBER ISSUES

Maritha Pottenger

Several people had trouble with Gerber yesterday. Good idea to review convention card and make sure whether you are playing standard Gerber over NT bids followed by 4 or ROMAN GERBER (1 or 4/0 or 3/2 min/2 max). Remember, I advise my students to play Roman Key Card Gerber over Stayman auctions. Major followed by 4 = you bid the right major; give me key cards in that major (1 or 4; 0 or 3; 2 without; 2 with); Major followed by 4NT = you bid the wrong major, but I have a quantitative raise of your NT opening bid.

Some people also choose to play Roman Key Card Gerber over transfer auctions. Partnership agreement!