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                                              ECBC Cheat Sheet
                                                      
Stayman

1. Partner opens/overcalls 1 NT  (15-17)

2. You hold 8+HCP with 4♥ and/or 4♠  (with 5+♥/5+♠ "Transfer")

3. You respond  2 (artificial) asking if partner holds a four card major

4. Opener's rebid after Stayman 2 response (choose in this order)

 

  (i) With NO 4 card Major rebid 2♦ (artificial: "No 4 card Major")

 

 (ii) With 4 Hearts rebid 2 (Does not deny having 4 Spades, though)    

 

(iii) With 4 Spades and fewer than 4 Hearts bid 4    

5. Response after Opener's Rebid (choose in order)

 

(i) If fit is found:   with 10+TP       ►  4♥/4♠ as the case may be

 

                                                        with 8-9 TP       ►  3♥/3♠ (to invite game in ♥/♠)

 

(ii) If no fit yet:     with 10+TP       ►  Bid 3NT

 

                              with 8-9 TP       ►  Bid 2NT (inviting NT game)

 

 NB:  Opener accepts invitations to game with 16/17 TP/HCP

6.

Opener may also convert 2NT/3NT response to 3♥/♠ or 4♥/♠ if needed