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Responses to Overcalls & Doubles

Assume your left-hand opponent opens the bidding one club, partner overcalls or doubles as shown, and your right-hand opponent passes. How many points is your hand worth and what is your response?

1.
S A K 8 3 2
H K Q 4
D 9 7
C 10 6 3
Table

Points _____

1 H _____

2.
S J 8 6 2
H 8 2
D Q 9 6 4
C 7 5 4
Table

Points _____

Dbl _____

3.
S A 8 4
H K J 3
D 10 9 7 3
C 6 5 4
Table

Points _____

1 NT _____

4.
S 2
H A J 9 2
D K J 2
C J 10 9 5 4
Table

Points _____

1 S _____

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

Points _____

1 D _____

6.
S 8 2
H K 10 9 6
D A K 10 2
C 8 5 2
Table

Points _____

Dbl _____

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Now assume the enemy opening bid is one spade and partner overcalls or doubles as shown. Continue as above.

7.
S A 8 7 2
H 10 9 4
D K 4
C 10 7 4 3
Table

Points _____

2 H _____

8.
S 9 2
H J 10 8 6 5
D 10 9 7 6
C 8 2
Table

Points _____

1 NT _____

9.
S A Q 4
H K 8
D K 8 4
C J 10 9 5 4
Table

Points _____

2 D _____

10.
S 9 8 3
H A Q J 8 2
D 2
C A J 5 2
Table

Points _____

Dbl _____

11.
S 10 3 2
H K 2
D A K Q 9 8 3
C 8 7
Table

Points _____

2 C _____

12.
S 9 7 5 2
H 8 7 5
D 10 3 2
C Q 10 8
Table

Points _____

Dbl _____

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Answers

1.13
3 H

2.4
1 S

3.8
2 NT

4.10
1 NT

5.11
1 S

6.11
2 H

7.8
3 H

8.3
2 H

9.13
3 NT

10.14
4 H

11.13
3 D

12.2
2 C

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