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Overcall both of your suits to find the best contract



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Bidding

East opens the bidding 1C - with 2 biddable suits you overcall your heart suit first and then and then your diamond suit at the level of 3. Partner shows preference for your heart suit and as they have only shown 6 points (maybe but probably not more) you pass. All Pass

Acol Bidding

East opens the bidding 1C - with 2 biddable suits you overcall your heart suit first and then and then your diamond suit at the level of 3. Partner shows preference for your heart suit and as they have only shown 6 points (maybe but probably not more) you pass. All Pass

Plan Before You Play

Count your losers.One in spades and 1 in hearts, none in diamonds and 2 in clubs. This contract should be safe. The Aces of spades hearts and clubs are out as well as the king of clubs, no way you can avoid losing those tricks.

The Play

Lose the two club tricks, ruff the club return, play the AD on the diamond switch, lead a low heart to extract the AH, ruff the diamond return, lead a low spade to extract the AS, ruff the diamond return, draw trumps and the rest of the tricks are yours.

Comment

Making 3H for 140 points. If you don't overcall the opposition get into a 3C contract which they can easily make, and you will score -110 points, a difference of250 points overall.

The above commentary is intended as a guideline only. As with any Bridge hand there are many ways to bid and play any hand.

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