BERGEN Major suit raise


Responding bids of one heart and one spade. Not original, but still Bergen raises. I play all double-jumps as void. The Bergen Raise is originally used with the 2over1 system, were 1NT is round forcing, but you may also use it in a more natural system as SAYC and skip the 1NT forcing bid. I use it with Norway Standard system were 1H opening may be only 4 card, but the best is of course to have 5 card major.


1H -
1NT, then 3H or 4H= 10-12 Hcp with 3 trumps.
2H: 6-9 Hcp with 3 trumps
3C: 7-10 Hcp, at least 4 trumps
3D: 10-12 Hcp, at least 4 trumps
3H: Pre-emptive. 0-5 Hcp
3S: Void.
3NT: 12-15 Hcp, balanced hand, stoppers in all side 
suits, 3 heart suit.
4C/D: Void

1S -
1NT, then 3S or 4S= 10-12 Hcp with 3 trumps.
2S: 6-9 Hcp with 3 trumps
3C: 7-10 Hcp, at least 4 trumps
3H: 10-12 Hcp, at least 4 trumps
3S: Pre-emptive. 0-5 Hcp
3NT: 12-15 Hcp, balanced hand, stoppers in all side 
suits, 3 heart suit.
4C/D/H: Void