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Asking for Majors Over 2NT With Game-going Values
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Responses to a Stayman inquiry, be it Puppet, Muppet, or Moppet must uncover the following major-suit distributions while ensuring that major-suit contracts are right-sided:

- No four or five-card major: 2-2, 2-3, or 3-3

- 4-2 in the majors.

- 4-3 in the majors.

- One five-card major: 5-2 or 5-3

- Both majors: 4-4 or 4-5

 

2NT - 3 is asking for major-suit distribution, holding 5-5, 5-4, 5-3, 4-4, 4-3, or 4-2                                in the majors.

Opener's Rebids:

3 is showing 2-2, 2-3, 2-4, or 3-3 in the majors.

3 is showing 4-3 in the majors.

3 is showing five spades.

3NT is showing five hearts.

4 Clubs is showing both majors.

 

 

Continuation:

2NT - 3 is asking for major-suit distribution,

                 holding 5-5, 5-4, 5-3, 4-4, 4-3, or 4-2 in the majors.

 

 3 shows 2-2, 2-3, 2-4 or 3-3:

                                                     a) 3 is asking for spade holding with four or five spades:

 

- 3 shows three spades - Responder places contact.

- 4 shows four spades. (4-4 or 4-5 fit is assured)

- 3NT is to play with a doubleton spade.

 

                                                       b) 3 is asking for heart holding with four or five hearts:

 

- 3NT shows three hearts - Responder passes or transfers.

- 4 shows four hearts. (4-4 or 4-5 fit is assured)

 

                                                       c) 3NT shows 4-4 in the majors.

Opener passes or places contract.

Continuation:

2NT - 3 is asking for major-suit distribution,

                 holding 5-5, 5-4, 5-3, 4-4, 4-3, or 4-2 in the majors.

 

3 shows 4-3.

                                                                         a) 3 shows four hearts:

- 3NT is to play with three hearts.  

- 4 is to play with four hearts

                                                                         b) 3NT shows four spades:

- Pass is to play in 3NT with three spades.

- 4 is to play with four spades.

                                                                         c) 4 shows 4-4 in the majors.

 

Opener places contract in four-card suit. (4-4 fit is assured)

 

                                                                         d) 4 or 4 is a transfer with a five-card suit.

                                                                                              (3-5 or 4-5 fit is assured)

Continuation:

2NT - 3 is asking for major-suit distribution,

                 holding 5-5, 5-4, 5-3, 4-4, 4-3, or 4-2 in the majors:

 

-  3 shows five spades - Responder places contract.

 

- 3NT shows five hearts - Responder passes or transfers to hearts.

 

- 4 shows both majors - 4 or 4 is a transfer to a four or five-card suit.

                                                           (a 5-5, 5-4, or 4-4 fit is assured)

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