While building tricks
(establishing winners)in your longest suit DO NOT play the controlling cards in
the other three suits. You need those cards as entries
SQOT (SUIT QUALITY TEST for OVERCALLS )
Add the cards in suit which you want to
overcall PLUS the Honours in that suit and it needs to equal tricks
required. So if you overcall at 1 level in higher ranking suit then
total needs to come to 7 ie 5 card suit with 2 honours or 6 card suit
with one honour.
If you wish to overcall in lower
ranking suit at 2 level then total needs to come to 8 ie 5 card suit
and 3 honours or 6 card suit and 2 honours.
ADVANCED TIP 454
When the opposition overcall Double and you
reply 2NT this should be good raise in partner's suit 10-12 points and 4
card support :-