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Opponents opened one of a suit


Your basic choice, other than pass, lies between 1NT, double and a suit overcall.  There are other bids which we shall come to in due course but first it is important to discuss the boundaries between these basic means of overcalling.


1NT overcall


double


suit overcall at the lowest level


Further options are:-


the 2NT overcall


cue-bid in the opponents’ suit


jump in a new suit


jump in the opponents’ suit


two-suited hands




overcalling in the protective seat following an opening bid by LHO and two passes in considered in the context of each category of overcall.


overcalling in fourth seat after LHO has opened, partner has passed and RHO has bid


is considered on its own page.

Beginner and above

Advancer’s next bid

This page last revised 2nd Apr 2019

Context - overcaller.