LESSON 17.7: JUMP OVERCALLS (PREEMPTIVE OVERCALLS)

a)

Dealer: West

North

A Q J 9 7 4
10
J 10 6 3
9 5

South

West

North

East

 

1

?

 

2 (6-11 HCP   6+ ) limiting

A single or double-jump overcall is equivalent to a weak opening bid

b)

Dealer: West

North

A Q J 9 7 4 3
10
J 10 6
9 5

South

West

North

East

 

1

?

 

3 (0-9 HCP   7+ ) limiting

A single or double-jump overcall is equivalent to a weak opening bid

c)

Dealer: West

South

K 8 5
10 4
A J 10 6 3
9 5 3

South

West

North

East

 
?

1
 

2
 

Pass
 

3 (0-10 TP   3+ ) limiting

A single raise of partner's jump overcall shows a weak hand with a three-card or more support (reinforcing the preempt)

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