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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?

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

1. S A K 8 3 2
H K Q 4Points
D 9 71 H
C 10 6 3

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

3. S A 8 4
H K J 3Points
D 10 9 7 31 NT
C 6 5 4

4. S 2
H A J 9 2Points
D K J 21 S
C J 10 9 5 4

5. S Q J 10 8 5
H 9 7 2Points
D K 10 21 D
C A 2

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

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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 4Points
D K 42 H
C 10 7 4 3

8. S 9 2
H J 10 8 6 5Points
D 10 9 7 61 NT
C 8 2

9. S A Q 4
H K 8Points
D K 8 42 D
C J 10 9 5 4

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

11. S 10 3 2
H K 2Points
D A K Q 9 8 32 C
C 8 7

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

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