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Baron 1 Notrump Overcall - A somewhat unusual application for Baron is an overcall of 1 Notrump after an opponent's 1 level suit bid as a weak takeout call.  The standard treatment for a 1 Notrump overcall shows strong Notrump values (14-17, 16-18, etc).

Bidding

Meaning

(1C) - 1N

Showing Diamonds, Hearts, and Spades

(1D) - 1N

Showing Clubs, Hearts, and Spades

(1H) - 1N

Showing Clubs, Diamonds, and Spades

(1S) - 1N

Showing Clubs, Diamonds, and Hearts

Playing Baron 1 Notrump Overcall indicates a 3 suited takeout with sub-minimum preemptive values - often with favorable vulnerability.  With adverse vulnerability, the Baron bidder is wise to have near-opening values, approaching 13 points.

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