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JenSL64 says: Reply
JenSL64 says:
If North opens the bidding with 2 clubs, and East overcalls with 2 spades, what does South do? South can't follow the usual practice of responding with 2 diamonds, so should South bid 3 diamonds even though South only has 1 point! Please help this new learner. Thanks.
smm162 says: Reply
I would love it if you would address opening in 3rd and 4th seat. Prehaps you already have but I haven't found it. Always a puzzlement as to when to and when not to open, and how short is too short. I would love to hear your thoughts on this subject.
JillianG says: Reply
Here’s a very basic question.
Bidding begins.
First bidder of a partnership does not have 12 HCPs so passes.
How many a HCPs does the second person in the partnership need to bid?
graeme says: Reply
Hi @JillianG,
As soon as any player opens the bidding, all the other players have a different role to play. You know about the opener but you need to keep in mind that there is only ever one opening bid. The opener's partner is the responder. The opposition player directly after the opener is the overcaller and the overcaller's partner is the advancer.

So we have opener, overcaller, responder and advancer.

Back to your question. If the first player in the partnership passes but the next player ( your opponent ) opens the bidding then your partner is the overcaller.

Phew! Does that make sense? I might have made it sound more complicated than it really is!

Have a look at #abc-bridge and that'll tell you all about the opening bids and responses. Then check out #competitive-bidding and that'll tell you all about overcalls and responses.

Please let me know if that makes any sense.

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