EXAMPLES OF WHEN TO MAKE A BERGEN RAISE
By Peter Rhead
Last week we reviewed the Bergen Raises. The objective of the Bergen Raises is to allow the partner of a player making a major suit opening, to show his support in favour of the bid major suit. This can be done with just one bid that describes the major suit’s support length and the hand strength. In a jump bid to Three Clubs or Three Diamonds, responding partner’s Bergen Raises jump bid describes his hand and often shuts out the opponents from making a defensive bid.
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