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HomeBoard Gamebridge - Would you overcall, double, or do one thing else with...

bridge – Would you overcall, double, or do one thing else with the next robust however “offshape” hand?

You’re susceptible versus not, when your proper hand opponent opens one coronary heart. You’re sitting on the next “powerhouse,” however one that’s “offshape” for the calls you wish to make:

(s)AK54 (h) J43 (d) Q6 (c) AKJ8.

This hand is okay for a takeout double of 1 diamond, however not one coronary heart. Even so, an skilled (Frank Stewart) recommends doubling with this hand as a result of the additional excessive card factors (18 in whole) might effectively compensate for the dangerous form. The precise bidder opted for a 1 spade overcall with 4 playing cards within the go well with, led to a “Moysian” 4-3 match when responder cue bid two hearts, and made it due to his “further” energy.

Change the 2 black kings to tens (giving me solely 12 excessive card factors) and I’d move, and I would achieve this with 15 (just one black king). Do the additional factors give the bidder “leeway” to both double or overcall with an in any other case unsuitable hand? In that case, is both “double” or “overcall” or one thing else the higher selection?



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