STAYMAN RESPONSES

BID1NT-2C (FOUR-CARD MAJORS)2NT-3C (FOUR-CARD MAJORS)2D-2H-2?-3C (AT LEAST 5-4 IN THE MAJORS)2D-3C (FIVE-CARD MAJORS)
Pass after overcallmight be passing for penalties, hoping for a reopening takeout double from partner
Doubletakeout
Pass after doubleShows a non-horrible four-card suit, willing to play in the doubled conventional bid if partner has trumps too.
RedoubleTo play, good five-card suit, but partner's allowed to take it out if unsuitable.Shows a good five-card suit, or alternatively if that's impossible given the earlier bidding then an outstandingly good four-card suit (at least AKQx).To play, good five-card suit, but partner's allowed to take it out if unsuitable.
Diamondsdenies a four-card major"what's your 5-card major?""what's your 4-card major?"
Heartsfour heartsfive hearts
Spadesfour spades, denying four heartsfive spades, happy for 3NT to be played the wrong way up
No Trumpsto play, denying the majors.to play, denying the majors
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