overcall overcall

Definition(s):

  • (n) (bridge) a bid that is higher than your opponent's bid (especially when your partner has not bid at all and your bid exceeds the value of your hand)

Usage(s):

  1. Theoretically, the new rules make possible a bid of eight: when a player makes an insufficient bidsuch as seven diamonds to overcall seven heartshis opponents may insist .
  2. With his explosive partner Tobias Stone, he devised some widely used bidding innovations, including the "preempt overcall" (e.

News

  • Goren on Bridge

    Modern bidding? Sitting North-South on this deal from the recent 2009 World Championships was one of the world's leading pairs. West's one-club opening bid was normal but North's one-heart overcall would have horrified old-timers. [...] if you are going to make that sort of overcall, then a simple bid in a new suit must be forcing, as was the case here. Holding a two-suiter, North naturally bid ...
    on August 16, 2013     Source: Albany Times Union

Quotes

  • "I know I have to call fast because I know Dicken has a piece of it," Booth said. "I know he doesn't have the three 9s. I know he's not going to be able to overcall."
    on Aug 21, 2008 By: Brad Booth Source: San Jose Mercury News

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