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WHICH BIDDING SYSTEM?
In most parts of the world, notably the US and many European countries, the bidding system is built around Five Card Majors.
There are various approaches to playing Five Card Majors, with one of the most popular being SAYC (Standard American Yellow Card) which is also the 'default' bidding system for Internet bridge. The bidding system used at No Fear Bridge is closely based on SAYC.
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A 2H Response To A 1S Opening Promises A 5 Card Suit
After an opening bid of one of a suit, responder can generally bid a new suit at the two level with a 4 card suit, provided that he has 11 or more total points.
The only exception is that a 2 response to 1 promises a 5 card suit. The main reason is to make it easy to find a 5-3 heart fit, which will normally play better than 3NT.
If the 2 response could be a 4 card suit, opener (South) might be tempted to rebid 2 on this hand. As it is, he can happily raise to 3. Add a queen and opener could raise directly to 4.
What happens when the responder to a 1 opening has only 4 hearts? Most of the time he will have a 4 card minor, which can be bid instead. When responder doesn't bid the 4 card heart suit, a 4-4 heart fit will rarely be missed because if opener has 5-4 in spades and hearts he will rebid hearts.
Responder bids 2. This gives opener a chance to rebid 2, which responder will raise to 3. (If opener instead bids 2, responder will continue with 2NT.)
If responder doesn't have a 4 card minor his shape must be 4333 with 4 hearts. In that case responder can raise directly to 3 if he has 11-12 points. With a stronger hand the best option is to respond 2 (on a 3 card suit) and support spades later.