1 Stayman, asking for a 4-card major
2 Denies a 4-card major.
The 2 rebid by responder shows a weak 3-suiter short in diamonds. Some examples of hands suitable for Crawling Stayman:
After hearing a 2 response, opener responds as in regular Stayman:
|2||Denies a 4-card major.|
|2||4 (or rarely 5) hearts, and may have 4 spades.|
|2||4 (or rarely 5) spades, and shows fewer than 4 hearts.|
|Over 2||Bid 2 to show a weak 3-suited hand. Partner is expected to pass or correct.|
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