- 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
- Brad Booth in San Jose Mercury News
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."