STENBERG (The Norwegian way)


We have a lot of different types of Stenberg. The bid shows support in the major opening. The strength is not the same all the time. In the past this bid showed 16Hcp+, but in the last years the strength has been as low as limit.
I believe that the best variant is GameForcing. You can't change to another trumpsuit in the bidding (But of course you are free to bid a slam with another suit, but your partner will bid on Blackwood as if his suit is trump)
Further bids could be like this:

1H-2NT
3C : Side suit & extra strength (May be a 3 card suit)
3D : Side suit & extra strength (May be a 3 card suit)
3H : Extra length & extra strength.
3S : Side suit & extra strength.
3nt : 18-19NT / Could be agreed as void in spade?
4C : Void in club.
4D : Void in diamond.
4Hj : Minimum.
4S : Void in spade (Not a good bid if you ask me)

1S-2NT
3C : Side suit & extra strength (May be a 3 card suit)
3D : Side suit & extra strength (May be a 3 card suit)
3H : Extra length & extra strength.
3S : Extra length & extra strength.
3nt : 18-19NT 
4C : Void in club.
4D : Void in diamond.
4H : Void in heart.
4S : Minimum.

*When your partner bids a sidesuit I bid 3 in the opening
suit to ask for a singleton. The opener bid the suit he has
a singleton in.
*3NT is a "resting" bid. You demand a cuebid from your
partner. You could have a hand where you want to hear if
your partner denies a club cuebid.