Double-Barreled Stayman is a variation of the Stayman convention
. A 2
response to 1NT is game-forcing Stayman, showing at least one 4-card major. Using this approach, the 2
response to 1NT is made with weak or invitational hands.
shows game-forcing values (minimum strength determined by the opening 1NT range). It asks partner to bid his cheapest 4-card major, if he has one.
Opener's first priority is to show a 4-card major. Lacking one, he should bid 2NT or a minor suit.
|2||Shows 4 hearts.|
|2|| Shows 4 spades and denies as many as 4 hearts.|
|2NT|| Denies a 4-card major or 5-card minor. Opener's shape is 4432 or 4333.|
|3|| Shows a 5-card club suit, and denies a 4-card major.|
|3|| Shows a 5-card diamond suit, and denies a 4-card major.|
The major drawback of Double-Barreled Stayman is losing the ability to play 2
as a Jacoby Transfer