RESPONDER'S REBID AFTER 1H-1NT-2S

2NTTo play, weak.
3 of minorTo play.
3HFalse preference to hearts, to play. May or may not indicate genuine preference. Doesn't guarantee a trump fit, but might instead merely be choosing the longer of opener's two suits.
3SGame-forcing, but no clear bid. Can't be natural after 1H-1NT (denying spades), so suggests a hand that doesn't want to say no-trumps (most of its points are in partner's suits) but doesn't have enough length to agree either of partner's suits as trumps. A bit like fourth suit forcing when there isn't a fourth suit.
3NTTo play.
4 of minorSplinter, agreeing hearts.
4 of majorto play
4NTRKC Blackwood
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