Opening 1 No Trump in Precision Bidding

Beginning Precision Responses to 1 No Trump

When your partner has bid the weak 1N, never pass with a 5-card major even with no points, and do not use transfers. Most of the rest of the time, the best response is to pass. Responding with 2C is Stayman forcing for 1 round and requires having at least 11 points of your own. With a 5-card major and game prospects, respond at the 3-level. Opener then has the choice of bidding 3NT with only 2 cards in the suit, or to bid 4 of your major with support. Of course with enough extra values the responder can then launch into Blackwood or Gerber as appropriate.