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Using 4th Suit Forcing To Find A 5-3 Major Suit Fit
4th Suit Forcing is a very useful way of getting partner to bid again when we want to find out more information about their hand.
It is commonly used for finding a stopper for No Trumps but it can also be helpful in other situations.
When opener bids a third suit after a change of suit response, it is not always possible to determine the best contract immediately. This is often the case when responder has a 5 card major suit.
It's likely that the best contract is 3NT, but if we make that bid immediately we run the risk of finding partner with 3 card support for hearts (and hence a singleton club), in which case 4 would be better than 3NT.
We can find out more about opener's hand by bidding the fourth suit. Here we would bid 2, which doesn't say anything about our clubs but forces opener to bid again. This will enable us to choose intelligently between 3NT and 4.
We have the South hand above. Partner shows 3 card heart support, so we can jump to 4.
Partner either has 6 diamonds, or 5 diamonds and nothing else to show. In either case we're happy to bid 3NT.