Something like 70% of hands fall in to the category of “Bread & Butter” hands. The rest can be almost anything. Tonight we had:
This is not a hand you will find in textbooks. Basically you have to do whatever you think is right and make it up as you go along. Partner opens 1NT and the bidding – I arbitrarily decided – should go along the lines of:
1NT - 2H!(transfer)
2S - 3C
3S - 4S
Well.. who knows? It went down, but on another day you might make an overtrick!