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Respond to partners overcall with medium strength hand and three card support

Practice responding to partner's takeout double with a jump bid


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Bidding

Pass on the first round of bidding. The opposition open with 1C and your partner overcalls 1D showing some points and a 5 card diamond suit. Opponents partner bids 1S so you show your medium strength hand with a jump support bid showing 10-12 HCP and at least three cards in his suit. All Pass.

Acol Bidding

Pass on the first round of bidding. The opposition open with 1C and your partner overcalls 1D showing some points and a 5 card diamond suit. Opponents partner bids 1S so you show your medium strength hand with a jump support bid showing 10-12 HCP and at least three cards in his suit. All Pass.

Plan Before You Play

Dummy goes down and in a suit you count your losers: 1 in diamonds, 1 in spades, maybe 2 in hearts and 1 in clubs. To maximise tricks plan to finesse against the KD being in easts hand, don't lead out hearts,

The Play

Lose to the AS and AC return, win the second club lead in dummy, directly finesse the QD the JD and the 9D hoping to capture the KD with the AD. Lead a low spade to the KS, lead out the rest of your club winners discarding hearts. Lead a trumps to enter your hand Play QS and a low spade discarding hearts from dummy and ruff the KH with the last trump.

Comment

This hand can make 8 tricks in No Trumps. However is possible to make 11 tricks playing in in 3D.

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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