with Tina McVeigh
In this lesson, we learn about overcalls, when an opponent decides to bid after an opponent has bid.
Watch the video to learn the three objectives to overcalls:
- Obstruct your opponents
- Steal the contract if possible
- Suggest a lead to partner
After you watch the video, go ahead and try playing these lesson hands. Hints will guide you through the auctions.
- Good 5+ card suit
- Two honours in the suit
- 1NT = 16-18 HCP & good cards in the opponent's suit
Review what you've learned by answering the questions below.
Question 1: Your right hand opponent opens 1♦. What do you do?
♠AQT62 ♥52 ♦A65 ♣642
Question 2: Your right hand opponent opens 1♦. What do you do?
♠J9542 ♥5 ♦A654 ♣AQ2
Question 3: Right hand opponent opens 1♦.
♠K853 ♥Q72 ♦AQ9 ♣AJ5
Question 4: Right hand opponent opens 1♦.
♠KJ543 ♥AQ9 ♦T94 ♣Q7
Question 5: Right hand opponent opens 1♦.
♠AK942 ♥AQ932 ♦T ♣Q2
Question 6: Right hand opponent opens 1♦.
♠AK94 ♥KJ83 ♦QJ4 ♣K5
Question 7: Right hand opponent opens 1♦.
♠K9 ♥K983 ♦KJ3 ♣Q985
How did you do? Overcalls are a really exciting part of the game because they mark the start of a competitive auction. Leave a comment with any questions.
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