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  • 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)

  • 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 .
  • With his explosive partner Tobias Stone, he devised some widely used bidding innovations, including the "preempt overcall" (e.
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  • 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 ...
    Aug. 16, 2013 - Albany Times Union

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