THIS month we turn our attention to methods which are commonly employed when responding to an opening bid of 1NT. We will begin by exploring one of the best known conventions played around the world: Stayman. For the purpose of this article I shall assume that other responses to 1NT are natural.
Why is Stayman useful?
When seeking to bid towards game, it is important to explore fully the possibility of playing in 3NT or 4♥ /4♠.