OVERCALLS

 
  SIMPLE OVERCALL
An Overcall is really a Bid (one of the 35 possible Bids). It is done by bidding a suit OVER an opponent’s Bid. The opponent's Bid could be an opening Bid, a response, or a rebid.
w  10 - 16 points
w  Five card suit
w  Two honors in the suit 
     (one honor if six card suit?)
w  NEVER OVERCALL:
              a four card suit
              a suit with no honors
              opponent’s suit


  NO TRUMP OVERCALL
w  Same requirements as a 1 No 
    Trump opener. 16 - 18 HCPs 
    and a balanced hand.
w  A good stopper in opponent’s 
    bid suit. Preferably two.
w  Bid No Trump at the lowest 
    possible level over opponent’s 
    opening bid.


  PRE-EMPTIVE OVERCALL
w  Same requirements as a 
    pre-emptive opener; long suit 
    and under 10 points.
w  Make a jump bid your suit at the 
    2, 3, 4 or 5 level; depending on 
    the suit’s length.

 

BRIDGE AMOEBA*

 
 
  
  BIDS/CALLS
  There are 5 Bids: 
  CLUBS, DIAMONDS, 
  HEARTS, SPADES,
  NO TRUMP
  at 7 levels.  5 x 7 = 35. 
  Total number of Bids are 35.
*Drinking water with Bridge Amoeba in
it can cause Bridge Amoebic Dysentery.
 
  There are 3 Calls: 
  PASS, DOUBLE, 
  RE-DOUBLE

  All Bids are Calls; 
  but not all Calls are Bids.

 QUIZ 8 OVERCALLS 
  YOUR RHO (right hand 
opponent) OPENS 1 D
IT IS YOUR TURN 
TO BID. WHAT DO 
YOU SAY?
YOUR RHO OPENS THE 
 BIDDING WITH 1 H
 IT IS YOUR TURN 
 TO BID. WHAT DO 
 YOU SAY?
 
1.
S  K Q J 10 3
H  8 5
D  A 9 4
C  7 5 4
5.  S  A 4
H  K Q 8
D  A 7 5 2
C  K J 4 3
   
2.

S  A 4
H  8 7 5
D  A Q 8 3 2
C  K 8 7

6. 

S  K 2
H  Q 10 
D  Q 7 6 5
C  A 8 5 3 2
   
3.

S  9 8
H  A Q J 8 6 5
D  10 7 4
C  J 8

7. 

S  K J 9 8 5 4 3
H  9 
D  K J 4 
C  7 6
   
4.

S  6 2
H  A J 8 6
D  K 9 7
C  A J 6 4

8. 

S  Q 3
H  Q 8 6 
D  A J 5 4 3 
C  K Q 2

ANSWERS to Quiz 8

 

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