LESSON 17.4: OVERCALLS IN NOTRUMP

a)

Dealer: West

North

A 9 7 2
K 10
A Q 3
K J 10 4

South

West

North

East

 

1

?

 

1NT (15-18 HCP   stoppers in ) limiting

Overcall 1NT with a balanced 15-18 HCP

b)

Dealer: West

South

A 9 7 2
K 10
A Q 3
J 10 4 3

South

West

North

East

 
?

1
 

Pass
 

Pass
 

1NT (11-15 HCP   stoppers in ) limiting

In the balancing seat, a 1NT overcall shows a balanced 11-14 HCP; with a full 15-17 HCP opening hand, double and then bid notrump at your next turn

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