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Updated 11th November 2018

 
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NOVICES TIP 454

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

 

INTERMEDIATES TIP  454

              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 :-

N         E          S        W

1♥     DBL   2NT

 

with

 7 2

Q 10 5 4

A K 6 5

J 9 2

Any other good hand you should be redoubling

 

 

 

 

             

             

 

 

 

   
 

 

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