overcall overcall


  • (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)


  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.


  • 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


  • "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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