Copyright 2004, 2005 by David Mervin Key

                                Keyman


Opening bid of
1N=
 15+ to 17- HCP, balanced, no 5 card
major, no xx in any suit, no 2 doubletons.
Responses to 1N open by unpassed hand
if no intervening double or overcall:

P  =  NOTE: Any 2N bid by Responder (whether immediate
        or as a rebid) is forcing; but, Responder MAY pass
        any
2N rebid by Opener.

2=  Keyman (modified Stayman - he he ):
        may
be one-suited in diamonds (invite only) but not in clubs.
            
 Go to 2
response and rebids after 1N open.

2=  xfer: 5+ hearts, 0 to 4 spades or
        4 hearts, 0 to 3 spades, 5+ clubs or
       
no 4+ major, 5+ clubs, invite only.

  
        
 Go to 2 response and rebids after 1N open.

2 xfer; 5+ spades, no 4+ hearts unless no game chance OR
       
4 spades, 0 to 3 hearts (maybe 4144)
.
             Go to 2 response and rebids after 1N open.

2=  ?maybe 1444

             Go to 2 response and rebids after 1N open.

 

2Nxfer: one-suited clubs, to SO in 3 or
        to GF (or better) in clubs or no trump.

            Go to 2N response and rebids after 1N open.

 

3xfer: one-suited diamonds, to SO in 3 or
        to GF (or better) in diamonds or no trump.

            Go to 3 response and rebids after 1N open.

 

3=  invitational or better xfer to best major:

            Go to 3 response and rebids after 1N open.

 

3xfer;

            Go to 3 response and rebids after 1N open.

 

3=  m

            Go to 3 response and rebids after 1N open.

                    

3N=  m

            Go to 3N response and rebids after 1N open.
 

4=  m

            Go to 4 response and rebids after 1N open.
 

4=  xfer to 4: one-suited hearts, to SO in 4 or
        to RKC or Exclusion RKC with hearts as trumps.

            Go to 4 response and rebids after 1N open.
 

4=  xfer to 4: one-suited spades, to SO in 4  or
        to RKC or Exclusion RKC with hearts as trumps.
   

            Go to 4 response and rebids after 1N open.
 

4= 3

            Go to 4 response and rebids after 1N open. 

4N=

            Go to 4N response and rebids after 1N open.
 

5=  m

            Go to 5 response and rebids after 1N open.
 

5=

        Go to 5 response and rebids after 1N open.


2 response and rebids after 1N open (no intervening bid):
2=
  Keyman (modified Stayman - he he ):
       
4-4 majors , 5 hearts balanced, or 4+ diamonds; no 4+ clubs
        unless also 4-4 majors and game hope only if major fit found.
2  
2=  42, 34, 32, or 24 majors (no 44 majors, no 3 hearts).

 

2  2=   2-3 spades, 3 hearts.

 

2   2 4 spades, 3 hearts.

 

2   2N=  4 spades and 4 hearts; mini.

 

2   3 4 spades and 4 hearts;  maxi.

 

2   3 4

 

 

 


2   2    2=  4-4 majors, 5-5 majors, or 4 spades and 5 hearts

                       (if spades are relatively stronger than hearts);

                       no game hope unless opener has a maxi and
                       also
a 4-4 or 4-5 major fit is found OR

                       4 hearts, 5+ diamonds; no game hope unless
                       opener has maxi and a 4-4 or 4-5 major fit found.
2   2    2   P  =  2-3 spades, 4 hearts; mini or maxi
                               2=  3-4 spades, 2 hearts, mini.
                                       P  =  3-4 spades, 4-5 hearts, no game hope.
                                       2N=  2-3 spades, 4 hearts, 5+ diamonds.
                               2N=  1.
                                      
3=  4-2-3-4, 3-2-4-4, or 3-2-3-5.

                                               P  =  automatic.
                                                 3 4-2-4-3, 3-2-5-3
                                              
P  =  automatic.

                              3=  0-3 m

 

                              3=  0
 

2   2    2   2N=  4

2   
2    2   3=  xfer: 4 hearts, 5+ diamonds, invite (only).

2   2    2   3 4

 

2   2    2   3= 

 

2   2    2   3 6+ spades

 

2   2    2   3N= S
 

2   2    2=  relay: 0-3 spades, 4+ hearts, no 4+ clubs; invite+.

                       2N=  3-4 spades, 2 hearts; mini.


                      
3=  2-3 spades, 4 hearts, no 4 diamonds;  mini.
                       3
2-3 spades, 4 hearts, no 4 diamonds;  mini.
                       3
2-3 spades, 4 hearts, mini.

                       3=  0-

 

 

2   2   2N=  relay: 4 spades, 4+ hearts, no 4+ clubs; invite+

                      3=  0-3 m

 

2   2   3=  0-3 m

 

2   2   3=  0-3 m

 

2   2   3=  0-3 m

 

2   2   3=  0-3 m

 

2   2   3N=  0-3 m

 

2  2=  2-3 spades, 3 hearts.
              P  =  4 spades, 4-5 hearts, no game hope.
             
2=  relay: 4 spades,  0 invite+.
                      
              
2N=  relay: 4 spades,  or -

              
3=  relay: one-suited in diamonds; invite (only).

              3
=  relay: 4-5 spades, 5+ hearts; invite+.

 

              3=  relay: 5+ spades,  4-5 hearts; game force+.
 
              3=  relay: 4441 game force+.


              
3N=  4432 or 4423;  SO.

             
4=  .

              4
5 spades, 5 hearts; to SO or RKC (2 suit)
             

              4=  4 spades, 5 hearts; SO.
 

2   2 4 spades, 3 hearts.

               P =  4 spades, no game hope.
              
2N=  0-3 spades, 4 hearts, -

              
3=  relay: one-suited diamond invite (only).

               3
m
 

               3=  3

             
 3=  0
 

               3N=  0

             
 4=  .

               4
m 
             

               4=  3
 

2   2N=  4 spades and 4 hearts; mini.
               
3=  relay: one-suited diamond invite (only).

                              3 mini, no diamond fit.

                                P =  no game likely.                               
 

                             3=  mini, diamond fit, cue, 4/5 maybe best.

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3=  mini, diamond fit, cue, 4/5 maybe best.

                      
3N=  diamond fit, 3N looks okay and best.
                    3 xfer: 4+ hearts, to SO or show slam interest.
 

                3=  xfer: 4+ spades, to SO or show slam interest.

2   3 4 spades and 4 hearts;  maxi.
 

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2 response and rebids after 1N open (no intervening bid):

2=  modified Jacoby xfer:
        may
be one-suited in clubs (invite only) but not in diamonds;
        if not one-suited in clubs, will have 4+ hearts;
        no other response applicable.
       
2=  2-3 hearts, mini or maxi (may have 4 spades).

                P  =  0-4 spades, 5+ hearts, no game hope

                2=  invite+ relay:  0-3 spades, 5+ hearts, invite+.

                        2N=  mini, doubleton heart.
 

                        3=  maxi, doubleton heart.
  

                        3=  maxi
 

                        3=  maxi, 3 hearts,
 

                        3=  maxi: 4432 or 4423
 

                        3N=  maxi, 4333.

             
2Ninvite (only) relay:  one-suited clubs.
                      3
=  4 mini
                              3
=  ?
               
              3
invite+ relay:  4+ hearts, 4+ sdianonds -3
 

              3=  ?
 

              3=  5+ spades, 4 hearts,
 

              3=  ?

              3N=  ?

 

      2 2-3 spades, 4 hearts.
             
2Ninvite plus relay:  0

    

      2N=  4 spades, 4 hearts, mini.

 

      3=  4423, maxi.
 

      3=  4432, maxi.
 


            
 

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2 response and rebids after 1N open (no intervening bid):

2 modified Jacoby xfer: 5+ spades; no 4+ hearts unless
        no game chance)
OR

        4 spades, 0 to 3 hearts, ma
       
2=  forced

              
 2N=  ?
                3
=  ?
                3
=  ?
                3
=  ?

                3=  ?
                3N=  ?

 

 

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2 response and rebids after 1N open (no intervening bid):

2=  ?
       
2N=  no 4+ minor

        3
        3
=  ?
        3
=  ?

        3=  ?
        3N=  ?

 

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2N response and rebids after 1N open (no intervening bid):

2Nxfer: one-suited clubs, to SO in 3 or
        to GF (or better) in clubs or no trump.

        3
=  forced.
                =  one-suited club sign off.

                3 GF (or better) in clubs or no trump,
                        singleton or void in diamonds.

                3
GF (or better) in clubs or no trump,
                        singleton or void in hearts.

                3GF (or better) in diamonds or no trump,
                        singleton or void in spades.

                3N
Minorwood (RKC) in clubs.

                4 2 suit Minorwood (RKC) in clubs and diamonds.

                4 2 suit Minorwood (RKC) in clubs and hearts.
                4
2 suit Minorwood (RKC) in clubs and spades.

               

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3 response and rebids after 1N open (no intervening bid):
3xfer: one-suited diamonds, to SO in 3 or
        to GF (or better) in diamonds or no trump.

        3=  forced.
                =  one-suited diamond sign off.
                3
GF (or better) in diamonds or no trump,
                        singleton or void in hearts.

                3GF (or better) in diamonds or no trump,
                        singleton or void in spades.

                3N
GF (or better) in diamonds or no trump,
                        singleton or void in clubs.

                4 2 suit Minorwood (RKC) in clubs and diamonds.

                4 Minorwood (RKC) in diamonds.
                4
2 suit Minorwood (RKC) in diamonds and hearts.

                4 2 suit Minorwood (RKC) in diamonds and spades.
               

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3 response and rebids after 1N open (no intervening bid):
3=  5 spades, 5+ hearts, invitational or better

        3 mini, more hearts than spades.

          3mini, more spades than hearts.

        3N=  mini, spades and hearts equal length.

 

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3 response and rebids after 1N open (no intervening bid):

3 G

 

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3 response and rebids after 1N open (no intervening bid):

3G

 

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3N response and rebids after 1N open (no intervening bid):
3N=  SO (no slam hope).

 

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4 response and rebids after 1N open (no intervening bid):

4

 

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4 response and rebids after 1N open (no intervening bid):
4=  xfer to 4: one-suited hearts, to SO in 4 or
        to RKC or Exclusion RKC with hearts as trumps.
        4 forced.

                    4RKC with hearts as trumps - exclude spades.
                4NRKC with hearts as trumps.
               
5 RKC with hearts as trumps - exclude clubs.
               
5 RKC with hearts as trumps - exclude diamonds.

 

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4  response and rebids after 1N open (no intervening bid):

4=  xfer to 4: one-suited spades, to SO in 4  or
        to RKC or Exclusion RKC with spades as trumps.

        4=  forced.

                4NRKC with spades as trumps.
               
5 RKC with spades as trumps - exclude clubs.
               
5 RKC with spades as trumps - exclude diamonds.
                5
=  RKC with spades as trumps - exclude hearts.

 

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4 response and rebids after 1N open (no intervening bid):
4G

 

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4N response and rebids after 1N open (no intervening bid):

 

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5 response and rebids after 1N open (no intervening bid):

 

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5 response and rebids after 1N open (no intervening bid):

 

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Opening bid of
1N=
 15+ to 17- HCP, balanced, no 5 card
major, no xx in any suit, no 2 doubletons.
Responses to 1N open by unpassed hand
if no intervening double or overcall:

P  =  NOTE: Any 2N bid by Responder (whether immediate
        or as a rebid) is forcing; but, Responder MAY pass
        any
2N rebid by Opener.

2=  Keyman (modified Stayman - he he ):
        may
be one-suited in diamonds (invite only) but not in clubs.
            
 Go to 2
response and rebids after 1N open.

2=  xfer: 5+ hearts, 0 to 4 spades or
        4 hearts, 0 to 3 spades, 5+ clubs or
       
no 4+ major, 5+ clubs, invite only.

  
        
 Go to 2 response and rebids after 1N open.

2 xfer; 5+ spades, no 4+ hearts unless no game chance OR
       
4 spades, 0 to 3 hearts (maybe 4144)
.
             Go to 2 response and rebids after 1N open.

2=  ?maybe 1444

             Go to 2 response and rebids after 1N open.

 

2Nxfer: one-suited clubs, to SO in 3 or
        to GF (or better) in clubs or no trump.

            Go to 2N response and rebids after 1N open.

 

3xfer: one-suited diamonds, to SO in 3 or
        to GF (or better) in diamonds or no trump.

            Go to 3 response and rebids after 1N open.

 

3=  invitational or better xfer to best major:

            Go to 3 response and rebids after 1N open.

 

3xfer;

            Go to 3 response and rebids after 1N open.

 

3=  m

            Go to 3 response and rebids after 1N open.

                    

3N=  m

            Go to 3N response and rebids after 1N open.
 

4=  m

            Go to 4 response and rebids after 1N open.
 

4=  xfer to 4: one-suited hearts, to SO in 4 or
        to RKC or Exclusion RKC with hearts as trumps.

            Go to 4 response and rebids after 1N open.
 

4=  xfer to 4: one-suited spades, to SO in 4  or
        to RKC or Exclusion RKC with hearts as trumps.
   

            Go to 4 response and rebids after 1N open.
 

4= 3

            Go to 4 response and rebids after 1N open. 

4N=

            Go to 4N response and rebids after 1N open.
 

5=  m

            Go to 5 response and rebids after 1N open.
 

5=

            Go to 5 response and rebids after 1N open.


2 response and rebids after 1N open (no intervening bid):
2=
  Keyman (modified Stayman - he he ): 4+ diamonds, no 3 bid;

 4-4 majors;

        or, 5-5 majors and no game hope

        without a 5-4 major fit; never 4+ clubs unless also 4-4 majors

        and no game hope without a 4-4 major fit.
2  
2=  4-2, 3-4, 3-2, or 2-4 in majors (no 4-4 majors, no 3 hearts).

 

2   2=  2-3 spades, 3 hearts.

 

2   2 4 spades, 3 hearts.

 

2   2N=  4 spades, 4 hearts; 2 diamonds, 3 clubs; mini or maxi.

 

2   3=  4 spades, 4 hearts, 3 diamonds, 2 clubs; maxi.

 

2   3=  4 spades, 4 hearts, 3 diamonds, 2 clubs; mini.

 

 

2   2=  4-2, 3-4, 3-2, or 2-4 in majors (no 4-4 majors, no 3 hearts).

2   2    2=  4-4 majors, 5-5 majors, or 4 spades and 5 hearts

                       (if spades are relatively stronger than hearts);

                       no game hope unless opener has a maxi and
                       also
a 4-4 or 4-5 major fit is found OR

                       4 hearts, 5+ diamonds; no game hope unless
                       opener has maxi and a 4-4 or 4-5 major fit found.
2   2    2   P  =  2-3 spades, 4 hearts; mini or maxi
                               2=  3-4 spades, 2 hearts, mini.
                                       P  =  3-4 spades, 4-5 hearts, no game hope.
                                       2N=  2-3 spades, 4 hearts, 5+ diamonds.
                               2N=  1.
                                      
3=  4-2-3-4, 3-2-4-4, or 3-2-3-5.

                                               P  =  automatic.
                                                 3 4-2-4-3, 3-2-5-3
                                              
P  =  automatic.

                              3=  0-3 m

 

                              3=  0

 

2   2    2   2=  4
 

2   2    2   2N=  xfer: 4 he4.

2   2    2   3=  xfer: 4 hearts, 5+ diamonds, invite (only).

2   2    2   3 4

 

2   2    2   3= 

 

2   2    2   3 6+ spades

 

2   2    2   3N= S
 

2   2    2= invite+ relay: 0-3 spades, 4+ hearts, no 4+ clubs; .

                       2N=  3-4 spades, 2 hearts; mini.


                      
3=  2-3 spades, 4 hearts, no 4 diamonds;  mini.
                       3
2-3 spades, 4 hearts, no 4 diamonds;  mini.
                      
3 2-3 spades, 4 hearts, mini.

                       3=  0-

 

 

2   2   2N=  invite+ relay: 4 spades, 4+ hearts, no 4+ clubs.

                      3=  0-3 m

 

2   2   3=  invite+ relay: 5+ diamonds, no 4+ other suit.

 

2   2   3=  invite+ relay: 5+ d0-3 m

 

2   2   3=  invite+ relay: 5+ d0-3 m

 

2   2   3=  invite+ relay: 5+ d0-3 m

 

2   2   3N=  invite+ relay: 5+ d 0-3 m

 

 

 

2  2=  2-3 spades, 3 hearts.
              P  =  4 spades, 4-5 hearts, no game hope.
             
2=  relay: 4 spades,  0 invite+.
                      
              
2N=  relay: 4 spades,  or -

              
3=  relay: one-suited in diamonds; invite (only).

              3
=  relay: 4-5 spades, 5+ hearts; invite+.

 

              3=  relay: 5+ spades,  4-5 hearts; game force+.
 
              3=  relay: 4441 game force+.


              
3N=  4432 or 4423;  SO.

             
4=  .

              4
5 spades, 5 hearts; to SO or RKC (2 suit)
             

              4=  4 spades, 5 hearts; SO.
 

 

2   2 4 spades, 3 hearts.

               P =  4 spades, no game hope.
              
2N=  0-3 spades, 4 hearts, -

              
3=  relay: one-suited diamond invite (only).

               3
m
 

               3=  3

             
 3=  0
 

               3N=  0

             
 4=  .

               4
m 
             

               4=  3
 

2   2N=  4 spades and 4 hearts; mini.
               
3=  relay: one-suited diamond invite (only).

                              3 mini, no diamond fit.

                                P =  no game likely.                               
 

                             3=  mini, diamond fit, cue, 4/5 maybe best.

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3=  mini, diamond fit, cue, 4/5 maybe best.

                      
3N=  diamond fit, 3N looks okay and best.
                    3 xfer: 4+ hearts, to SO or show slam interest.
 

                3=  xfer: 4+ spades, to SO or show slam interest.

2   3 4 spades and 4 hearts;  maxi.
 

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2 response and rebids after 1N open (no intervening bid):

2=  modified Jacoby xfer:
        may
be one-suited in clubs (invite only) but not in diamonds;
        if not one-suited in clubs, will have 4+ hearts;
        no other response applicable.
       
2=  2-3 hearts, mini or maxi (may have 4 spades).

                P  =  0-4 spades, 5+ hearts, no game hope

                2=  invite+ relay:  0-3 spades, 5+ hearts, invite+.

                        2N=  mini, doubleton heart.
 

                        3=  maxi, doubleton heart.
  

                        3=  maxi
 

                        3=  maxi, 3 hearts,
 

                        3=  maxi: 4432 or 4423
 

                        3N=  maxi, 4333.

             
2Ninvite (only) relay:  one-suited clubs.
                     
3
=  4 mini
                              3
=  ?
               
              3
invite+ relay:  4+ hearts, 4+ sdianonds -3
 

              3=  ?
 

              3=  5+ spades, 4 hearts,
 

              3=  ?

              3N=  ?

 

      2 2-3 spades, 4 hearts.
             
2Ninvite plus relay:  0

    

      2N=  4 spades, 4 hearts, mini.

 

      3 4423, maxi.
 

      3 4432, maxi.
 


            
 

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2 response and rebids after 1N open (no intervening bid):

2 modified Jacoby xfer: 5+ spades; no 4+ hearts unless
        no game chance)
OR

        4 spades, 0 to 3 hearts, ma
       
2=  forced

              
 2N=  ?
                3
=  ?
                3
=  ?
                3
=  ?

                3=  ?
                3N=  ?

 

 

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2 response and rebids after 1N open (no intervening bid):

2=  ?
       
2N=  no 4+ minor

        3
        3
=  ?
        3
=  ?

        3=  ?
        3N=  ?

 

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2N response and rebids after 1N open (no intervening bid):

2N=  xfer: one-suited clubs, to SO in 3 or
        to GF (or better) in clubs or no trump.

        3
=  forced.
                =  one-suited club sign off.

                3 GF (or better) in clubs or no trump,
                        singleton or void in diamonds.

                3
GF (or better) in clubs or no trump,
                        singleton or void in hearts.

                3GF (or better) in diamonds or no trump,
                        singleton or void in spades.

                3N
Minorwood (RKC) in clubs.

                4 2 suit Minorwood (RKC) in clubs and diamonds.

                4 2 suit Minorwood (RKC) in clubs and hearts.
                4
2 suit Minorwood (RKC) in clubs and spades.

               

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3 response and rebids after 1N open (no intervening bid):
3xfer: one-suited diamonds, to SO in 3 or
        to GF (or better) in diamonds or no trump.

        3=  forced.
                =  one-suited diamond sign off.
                3
GF (or better) in diamonds or no trump,
                        singleton or void in hearts.

                3GF (or better) in diamonds or no trump,
                        singleton or void in spades.

                3N
GF (or better) in diamonds or no trump,
                        singleton or void in clubs.

                4 2 suit Minorwood (RKC) in clubs and diamonds.

                4 Minorwood (RKC) in diamonds.
                4
2 suit Minorwood (RKC) in diamonds and hearts.

                4 2 suit Minorwood (RKC) in diamonds and spades.
               

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3 response and rebids after 1N open (no intervening bid):
3=  5 spades, 5+ hearts, invitational or better

        3 mini, more hearts than spades.

          3mini, more spades than hearts.

        3N=  mini, spades and hearts equal length.

 

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3 response and rebids after 1N open (no intervening bid):

3 G

 

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3 response and rebids after 1N open (no intervening bid):

3G

 

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3N response and rebids after 1N open (no intervening bid):
3N=  SO (no slam hope).

 

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4 response and rebids after 1N open (no intervening bid):

4

 

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4 response and rebids after 1N open (no intervening bid):
4 xfer to 4: one-suited hearts, to SO in 4 or
        to RKC or Exclusion RKC with hearts as trumps.
        4 forced.

                    4RKC with hearts as trumps - exclude spades.
                4NRKC with hearts as trumps.
               
5 RKC with hearts as trumps - exclude clubs.
               
5 RKC with hearts as trumps - exclude diamonds.

 

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4  response and rebids after 1N open (no intervening bid):

4 xfer to 4: one-suited spades, to SO in 4  or
        to RKC or Exclusion RKC with spades as trumps.

        4=  forced.

                4NRKC with spades as trumps.
               
5 RKC with spades as trumps - exclude clubs.
               
5 RKC with spades as trumps - exclude diamonds.
                5
=  RKC with spades as trumps - exclude hearts.

 

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4 response and rebids after 1N open (no intervening bid):
4G

 

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4N response and rebids after 1N open (no intervening bid):

 

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5 response and rebids after 1N open (no intervening bid):

 

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5 response and rebids after 1N open (no intervening bid):

 

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