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Stayman variations


These pages assume familiarity with basic promissory four-card Stayman as introduced in improvers methods.


However, there will also be reference at various points to a variation on ‘garbage Stayman’ which will be played alongside some of your other choices


garbage Stayman.


First


four-card promissory Stayman


is considered in rather greater depth than it was in ‘improver’s methods’.




Then I shall look at variations on the basic system, in particular


non-promissory Stayman


and alternative versions of the convention, particularly those which ask for a five-card major


five-card Stayman.

Post-beginner and above

This page last revised 23rd Aug 2019

Context  -  Partner opened 1NT - RHO passed - intermediate and beyond - available bids.

Opener’s first bid