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Auctions after One Notrump

Responses and rebids after a 1 NT opening bid



  Responses to One Notrump  
 
Partner
1 NT
You
?

With a 4 card major (not 4-3-3-3 shape)

8+ pointsbid 2 C StaymanF

With a 6+ card major

10-13 pointsbid 4 H or 4 SS

With a 5+ card major

1-7 pointsbid 2 H or 2 SS
8-9 pointsbid 2 C StaymanF
10+ pointsbid 3 H or 3 SF

With a 6+ card minor

2-7 pointsbid 3 C or 3 DS
12+ pointsbid 2 C StaymanF

With a 5+ card minor

14+ pointsbid 2 C StaymanF

With any other hand

0-7 pointspass
8-9 pointsbid 2 NTI
10-14 pointsbid 3 NTS


  Rebids by Opener after Stayman  You
1 NT
?
Partner
2 C
 

After the 2 C response if you have

4 hearts 1bid 2 HN
4 spadesbid 2 SN
no 4 card majorbid 2 DN

1 You may also have 4 spades, in which case you should bid spades next if partner does not raise hearts.

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  Rebids by Opener after Three of a Major  You
1 NT
?
Partner
3 H
 

With 3+ cards in partner’s major

minimumraise to 4 H or 4 SN
maximumbid unbid suit 2F

With 2 cards in partner’s major

any handbid 3 NTN

2 This shows strength in the suit bid and promises support for partner’s major suit; it is just like a raise.

Hey, dude! You know Stayman?

Sure, man. My master says “stay,” I stay, man.


  Rebids by Responder after Stayman  Partner
1 NT
2 H
You
2 C
?

If a trump fit is found

8-9 pointsraise to 3 H or 3 SI
10-14 pointsraise to 4 H or 4 SS

With a 6+ card major

10-13 pointsbid 4 H or 4 SS

With a 5+ card major

8-9 pointsbid 2 H or 2 SI
10+ pointsbid 3 H or 3 SF

With a 5+ card minor

12+ pointsbid 3 C or 3 DF

With any other hand

8-9 pointsbid 2 NTI
10-14 pointsbid 3 NTS

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