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Opponents opened 1NT


The exact meaning of partner’s overcall will depend on both the strength of the opponents’ opening bid and on your agreed partnership methods.

These matters were discussed in the section on overcaller’s first bid.


All that matters at this point is to recognize the method and the style which applies in the present situation, and then to respond honestly according to the partnership agreement.


partner made a natural strong double


partner made a natural suit overcall


partner made a conventional overcall


And just a quick thought about your opponents’ bidding should RHO choose to get involved:-


about the opponents

Beginner and above

Overcaller’s first bid

Overcaller’s rebid

Context - advancer.

This page last modified 11th Mar 2019