LESSON 17.5: OVERCALLS AT THE TWO LEVEL

a)

Dealer: West

North

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

South

West

North

East

 

1

?

 

2 (10-15 HCP   5/6 ) limiting

A two-level overcall requires a good five-card or more suit and 10-15 HCP

b)

Dealer: West

South

10 9 7
5
A K J 9 7 3
8 6 3

South

West

North

East

 
?

1
 

Pass
 

Pass
 

2 (8-15 HCP   5/6 ) limiting

Holding less than 11 HCP in the balancing seat, a two-level overcall requires a solid five-card or more suit promising partner a good opening lead

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