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Overcalls


West

1 NT
3 NT
North
1 D
Pass
AP
East
1 H!
2 NT
South
Pass
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S A 6 5
H A 9
D K Q 8 4 3
C 6 4 2
Trick
1 N
2 W
3 E
4 N
5 N
Lead
D 4
H 2!
S K!
D K
D 8
2nd
2
9
4
9
H 3
3rd
10
Q
3
5
S 7
4th
J
7
A
6
A
W L
1 0
2 0
2 1
2 2
3 2
S Q 10 8 3
H K 2
D A J 7 6
C 8 7 3
TableS K J 2
H Q J 8 4 3
D 9 2
C A K Q
Bidding

Play
 
Choose defensive action
Resp to suit overcall
Placing enemy cards
Lead toward honor
S 9 7 4
H 10 7 6 5
D 10 5
C J 10 9 5
3 NT by West4 top tricksCash 6 more winnersmade 3 -400


West

Pass
Pass
North

3 S
East
1 D
Pass
South
1 S
Pass!
Board 2
N-S Vul
S Q 6 4
H A J 9 7 2
D 8 3
C A 4 3
Trick
1 W
2 E
3 E
4 N
5 E
6 S
7 S
8 N
9 S
Lead
D J
C Q!
C 6
D 8
S 9
D Q
C 9
S 6
S J
2nd
3
2
7
A
A
10
K
7
C 5
3rd
K
8
10
5
5
C 4
S Q!
K
H 2
4th
4
3!
A
6
4
2
H 3
10
8
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
1 3
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
S 10 5
H 10 8 4
D J 10 6
C K J 10 8 5
TableS 9 8 7
H K Q 3
D A K 9 7 2
C Q 6
Bidding

Play

Defense 
Resp to suit overcall
Follow up major raise
Holdup play
Avert overruff
Attack dummy’s entry
S A K J 3 2
H 6 5
D Q 5 4
C 9 7 2
3 S by South7 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 3 +140


West

Pass
2 NT
3 H
North

1 S
Pass
Pass
East

2 H
3 D!
4 H
South
Pass
Pass
Pass
AP
Board 3
E-W Vul
S K J 10 7 4
H A
D J 10 9 3
C A J 9
Trick
1 S
2 W
3 N
4 E
5 W
6 E
7 E
8 E
9 N
10 E
Lead
S 3
H 3!
S K
H 5
C 4
H K
H J
C 6
D J
H 6!
2nd
A
A
H 4
8
9
9
10
3
K
C 7
3rd
7
2
8
Q
K
S 6
S 9
10
5
C 5
4th
2
7
5
S 4
2
S 10
S J
J
2
?
W L
1 0
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
6 2
7 2
S A 9 6 5
H Q 3
D Q 6 2
C Q 10 5 4
TableS 2
H K J 6 5 4 2
D A K 7 4
C K 6
Bidding

Play
 
Resp to suit overcall
Rebid by overcaller
Lead toward honor
Automatic squeeze
S Q 8 3
H 10 9 8 7
D 8 5
C 8 7 3 2
4 H by East9 top tricksNorth is squeezedmade 5 -650


West
1 H
Pass
AP
North
2 D
2 NT!
East
Pass
Pass
South
2 H
3 NT
Board 4
Both Vul
S 9 5
H K 6
D A 10 8 7 3 2
C A J 2
Trick
1 E
2 N
3 S
4 N
5 S
6 N
7 N
8 N
9 W
Lead
H J
C 2
D Q
D 2
C 5
D 10
C A!
H 6!
H A
2nd
2
3
K
4
8
5
9
8
D 3
3rd
5!
K
A
J
J
H 4
7
9
S 2
4th
K
4
6
S 3
6
S 4
Q
10
7
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
7 1
7 2
S K 8 4 3
H A Q 10 5 3
D K
C Q 8 4
TableS J 6 2
H J 8
D 9 6 5 4
C 10 9 6 3
Bidding

Play

Defense 
Resp to suit overcall
Cue-bid general force
Placing enemy cards
Throw-in play
Duck to retain entry
S A Q 10 7
H 9 7 4 2
D Q J
C K 7 5
3 NT by North4 top tricksW endplayed, lose 2made 3 +600


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