What is Puppet Stayman in the game of bridge?
Puppet Stayman is a modified version of Stayman that helps partnerships find a major-fit when their 1NT and 2NT openings could contain a 5-card major. A 2 response to 1NT asks partner to bid 2 or 2 if they have a 5-card major. If they don’t, they bid 2 as a relay.
When should you not use a Stayman?
RULE: Do not use Stayman when you have a 4-3-3-3 hand. We are programmed to always want to play a hand in a major when we have an 8 card fit. We can draw trump and still have one trump left in declarer’s hand and one in dummy.
When can you bid on Stayman?
Stayman is also used when responder is interested in a minor-suit slam but does NOT have a 4-card major. With a 5+ clubs or diamonds and 10+ HCP, responder can bid 2 Stayman, planning to rebid his minor suit naturally.
How do you overcall 1nt?
After your RHO opens 1NT, you have the following options:The Overcall. A 2-level overcall promises a 6-card suit with at least 3 honors. The Penalty Double. A double of a 1NT opening is for penalty. Two-Suited Overcalls. The best time to overcall a 1NT opening is with a two-suited hand (at least 5-4 in the two suits).
How many points do you need to overcall 1nt in bridge?
You’d have a good five/six card suit and at least about eight/nine points at the (very) low end. To bid 1NT as an overcall, you should have 15-18 (or 19) points, balanced with a stopper in the suit opened.
What does a 2nt overcall mean?
A 2NT overcall is artificial, showing the two lowest unbid suits (at least 5-5 shape). There is no point minimum, although obvious factors like vulnerability should be considered. See also the Michaels cuebid, a complementary convention for showing 5-5 hands, and Unusual vs. Unusual, a defense to the Unusual 2NT.
How do you respond to a Stayman?
If the notrump opener responds to the Stayman 2♣ asking bid with 2♦, denying a four-card major, responder initiates the Smolen Transfer with a jump shift to three of his four-card major. The jump shift shows which is the four-card major and promises five in the other major.