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Overcalls & Doubles

Assume your right-hand opponent is the dealer and opens the bidding as shown. How many points is your hand worth, and what is your call? Remember that each bid shown is the enemy bid.

Enter calls as: 1H 2C 3N 4S 6D P X

1. S 6 2
H A 2Points  1 S
D A Q J 10 6
C 9 8 7 3

2. S K 8 6 3
H 7Points  1 H
D A K 10
C Q 9 8 3 2

3. S A K Q 5 2
H A 8 2Points  1 D
D 2
C K J 8 5

4. S K 8
H A Q 8 2Points  1 C
D K Q 9 5
C K 10 7

5. S J 8 2
H K 9 7 5 3Points  1 S
D A K 5
C Q 7

6. S Q J 9 6 4
H A Q 9 6 4Points  1 C
D 10 2
C 9

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7. S A 2
H J 9 8 5 2Points  1 D
D A 7 2
C K Q 10

8. S A 9 7 5
H 8Points  1 H
D K 8
C K J 9 8 7 5

9. S K J 5
H K 10Points  1 S
D 9 8 6
C A K Q 5 4

10. S K Q 2
H A Q 9Points  1 C
D J 10 9 8
C A K 8

11. S K 8 5
H QPoints  1 D
D A Q J 10 8 5
C Q 7 3

12. S K 9
H J 2Points  1 H
D K 10 8 7 4
C A K Q 2

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