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Bergen Raise Of Major After Double (BROMAD) - Useful when opponent makes a double after partner's major suit opening.  After the auction begins:

1S - (X) - ?

With a limit-plus raise (10+ points) and 4 in opener's major, many players play Jordan, responding 2 Notrump.   In April 1981 in the ACBL's "Bridge Bulletin", Marty Bergen discussed his then-new conventional treatment after opponent Doubles:

Also see page 64 in: Better Bidding With Bergen: Volume 2 - Competitive Bidding, Fit Bids, and More

Response

Meaning

2C

3 trumps and 7-9 distribution points

2D

4 trumps and 7-9 distribution points

2H/S

3 trumps and 5-7 distribution points (poor hand)

Note: Some players prefer to play the BROMAD 2C and 2D bids similar to Bergen's un-obstructed 3C and 3D Bergen raises:

Response

Meaning

2C

4 trump and 7-9 distribution points

2D

4 trump and 10-12 distribution points (then Jordan = 3 trump)

 

 


 



 

  
  Q J 2
7 6
K J 10 2
9 7 5 3
 

1S - (X) - ?

Holding 7 HCP plus 1 distribution point for the Heart doubleton, bid 2C.
 
 


 



 

  
  Q J 9 2
6 3
K Q J 2
9 7 5
 

1S - (X) - ?

Holding 9 HCP plus 1 distribution point for the Heart doubleton and 4 trump, bid 2D.

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