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Response after overcall

edited March 2011 in All Things Bridge
System: standard ACOL no exotic conventions.

Partner opens 1D
Opposition overcall 1S

I have seven points 5 hearts, 2 rag spades, 3 rag diamonds.

I want to show that I hold sufficient for a responding bid to his opening, I don’t want to give the impression that I am strong and I don’t want to give the impression that I have cover in spades. What do I bid?

Comments

  • edited 11:37PM
    If you are playing negative doubles, you could double with this hand and then bid hearts. You are a little light for this action, but this is what you would do if you felt the need to act.

    If not playing negative doubles, but still wanted to bid, you could try 2D.

    Pass would be the most popular option in either case.
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