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Weekly Quick Tips

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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