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Opener's Rebid with 4 spades

After responder's 1 or 1, when should opener show a 4-card spade suit?

We are looking at an auction that begins either 1-1, 1-1, or 1-1.

When opener should show/bid a 4-card spade holding:

• After 1m-1 (because responder could be 4-4 in the majors), for example, after 1-1, rebid 1 with:

KJ76
42
AQ65
K32.

• With any unbalanced hand. For example, rebid 1 after 1-1 with:

K1076
2
AQ2
K7652.

Rebid 2 after 1-1 with:

KQ107
A43
2
AKQJ2.

When opener should "bypass" (ignore -- or not show) a 4-card spade holding:

• With 18-19 balanced, opener should rebid 2NT (it is up to responder to locate a 4-4 spade fit).  For example, rebid 2NT after 1-1 with:

KQJ7
Q2
AJ6
AJ108.

• With 12-14 balanced, after specifically 1-1, opener should rebid 1NT (it is up to responder to locate a 4-4 spade fit). For example, rebid 1NT after 1-1 with:

KJ76
KJ2
J2
A1065.
This is the modern ("Walsh") style, which I highly recommend. Because reponder's 1 (natural) won't include a 4-card major (unless he intends to bid again), there is no need for opener to show a 4-card major.

• After 1-1, only with exactly 4=3=3=3 and poor spades. For example, rebid 1NT after 1-1 with:

9765
K54
KQ7
AJ6.

What is your rebid after 1-1 with:

AQ76
3
KQ2
AJ765    ?

Choose One:

1

1NT

2

2

2

2NT

What is your rebid after 1-1 with:

KQ76
J876
Q2
AJ3              ?

Choose One:

1

1

1NT

What is your rebid after 1-1 with:

AQ65
--
KQJ2
AK1076             ?

Choose One:

1

2

2

Other

What is your rebid after 1-1 with:

J652
J65
KQ10
KQJ            ?

Choose One:

1

1NT

Other

What is your rebid after 1-1 with:

Q1076
42
AKJ6
K102          ?

Choose One:

1

1NT

Other

What is your rebid after the auction starts 1 - 1 with:

KQ109
A832
KQJ
A5

Choose One:

2

2NT

3

4

What is your rebid after 1 - 1NT with:

KQ87
98
AJ87
K32

?

Choose One:

Pass

2

2NT

Other