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- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of overcall.
- n. Plural form of overcall.
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A declaration of a greater number of tricks in a suit of lower value, which equals a previous call in value of points (_e. g._ two in spades as against one in clubs) is "of higher value"; but doubling and redoubling only affect the score and not the declaration, so that a call of two diamonds overcalls one no-trump even though this has been doubled.
This workshop will reacquaint bridge players with the 21st-century language of opening bids, the bidding scale, overcalls, defensive bidding and play of the hand, keeping the format simple.
So if a raise is apt to knock opponents behind you, you may be better off calling and hoping for overcalls behind you.
"I'd rather have a test that overcalls, than to miss it.