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Without Eight Points? Never Say
Before Revealing Your Secrets
Stayman Without Eight Points? Never Say Never
opens 1NT and you are short in clubs, bid Stayman
regardless of your point count — even with fewer than 8 HCP.
I am certainly not
guaranteeing that you will take eight tricks with this garbage
— that would be absurd. However, I will guarantee that you
will take more tricks in a suit contract than you would in
Please keep in
mind: Stayman is an asking bid, not a telling bid. The
only time responder guarantees eight points is when he follows
Stayman with a second bid.
When you bid
Stayman with a weak hand that is short in clubs you are using
garbage (weak) Stayman.
1. You respond 2;
2. Opener either
bids his major or bids 2;
3. You pass,
confident that you are in your best contract;
4. You relax as dummy and watch partner ruff his club
© Marty Bergen
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