TIP OF THE WEEK:
Overcalls – bidding competitively has become very commonplace at the bridge table, but one should use some common sense. If you are making a SIMPLE OVERCALL (opponent opens one ♦️and you overcall one ❤️ be sure to make it useful.
I like to use the 2 out of 3 guideline.
There are three reasons to overcall:
#1 – you have points and want to compete,
#2 you want to interfere with the opponent’s auction (1D opener and 1H overcall is NOT* interference) and
#3 if partner is on lead you want to guide them to a good lead. An effective overcall will cover TWO of these top THREE reasons!
* Next blog, I will explain what INTERFERENCE is in my main post.
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