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Auctions after One Notrump

Responses and rebids after a 1 NT opening bid

Responses to One Notrump

West
1 NT
East
 ? 

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

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Rebids by Opener after Stayman

West
1 NT
 ? 
East
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.

Rebids by Opener after Three of a Major

West
1 NT
 ? 
East
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.

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Rebids by Responder after Stayman

West
1 NT
2 H
East
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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