New minor forcing is a convention. This convention is alertable.
New minor forcing is a convention to find a major suit fit. It is similar to 2♣ Stayman after 1NT opening, but new minor forcing is applied by the responder after a 1NT or 2NT rebid by the opener.
The following sequences activate this convention:
- showing 4 of the suit
- denying 4 of the suit
- new minor forcing, shows at least invitational values with 5 cards in the bid major OR 4 cards in the other major.
After the 2-level asking bid, opener's rebids are:
- 2♥/2♠: 4 cards if it is unbid OR 3 cards if it is bid (jump to 3 if maximum)
- 2NT: no support (jump to 3NT if maximum)
If new minor forcing is on after a 1NT rebid by opener, the following sequence is weak:
This shows at least 5 ♠s and 4 ♥s with about 6 to 9 points. With more points, 2♦ would be bid in place of 2♥.
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