Only summaries are included below - see book for details
© 2001 - Marty Bergen
Shorter is Better
shorter you are in the opponentís suit, the harder you should
try to take action
your RHO opens 1
a jump overcall in his suit is not a cuebid. It is natural and
Iím a Bidder
a choice between a double or a major-suit overcall, go with the
overcall. (This applies at the one level only.)
not overcall at the two level in a mediocre five-card suit.
Sandwich Overcalls ó Yummy
LHO opens 1
partner passes, and RHO responds in a new suit, your bid of
either suit is not a cuebid ó it is natural.
The Mighty Jordan
After partnerís opening bid is doubled, a jump to 2NT promises
good trump support and at least 10 distribution points.
Much Ado About Nothing
do not need a lot of points to make a ďfree bid.Ē
A Bid for all Seasons
Stuck for a bid? Try a cuebid.
the balancing seat, some of your actions may be light. Others
take on a completely different meaning.
How to be Trying
open in a major, partner raises and RHO intervenes. A new suit
below three of your major invites game.
Iíll Have a Double 117