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Modified Bergen Raises - Bravos

December 17, 2017

By Bob Denby. A treatment that enables Bergen Raises to also indicate a short suit or void.


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Bidding Conventions

A list of all 130+ bidding conventions, principles and systems on this site.  


SAYC (Standard American Yellow Card) is a 5-card major bidding system popular in online bridge.  

Famous Bridge Players

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Bergen Raises

Bergen raises are a form of specialized major-suit raises after a 1H or 1S opening.  

Jacoby 2NT

Jacoby 2NT is an artificial, game-forcing response to partner's 1M opening bid (e.g. 1 : 2NT).  

Jacoby Transfers

Jacoby Transfers are used when partner bids no-trumps and you hold a 5+ card major.  

Michaels Cuebid

The Michaels convention is a type of cuebid that shows a two-suited hand.  

Lebensohl After a 1NT Opening Bid

Lebensohl is a convention used when your partner opens 1NT and the next player makes an overcall.  

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