Responses to partners overcall of 1♥ or 1♠ (1 in a major)

Bridge course responses to partner's overcall of 1 Heart or 1 Spade (1 in a major)

An overcall with 1♥ or 1♠ can be made on hands with a very wide point range, from 8 to 17HCP and the responses are subject to these limits. With 8-11 HCP, the appropriateness of an overcall depends on three criteria: vulnerability, distribution and suit quality. Three objectives are associated with these conditions: to hinder the opposition, to suggest a sacrifice or to suggest a lead. With 12HCP+ the only condition is to have a five-card suit, your objective being to declare a contract.

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In this article divided in 4 sections (Fit bids, Responding to partners overcall without a fit, The cue-bid and a Bonus section 😉 ), Alain Lévy explains everything you need to know about responses to partners overcall of 1♥ or 1♠. Log in with a Premium+ account to read more.

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