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|Double||Promises a four-card major and a longer minor. |
Advancer can bid 2♣ to ask for the minor (pass or correct), 2♦ to ask for the major, or 2♥ or 2♠ to play.
|2♣||Promises both majors. |
Advancer can bid 2♦ to ask which is better, so the overcaller's 2♣ bid can freely be made with 5-4 shape.
|2♦||Promises one of the major suits.|
|2♥/2♠||At least 5-5 in the named major and a minor. |
2NT by Advancer asks for the minor.
|2NT||Promises both minors.|
|3 of any suit||Natural.|
The convention has similarities with Multi-Landy.
Common abuses as described by Kit Woolsey include:
- 3-1-4-5 distributional hands in the balancing seat regularly double, even with no 4-card major suit.
- Strong hands, with 19 high card points plus, start with a double and then rebid 2 Notrump (or double) to try to expose a psychic bid.
- Good 4-4-4-1 distributional hands with a stiff minor suit can start with 2♣.
- Single-suited minor hands often start with double, hoping to be able to play at the two-level. These hands will pass a 2♦ asking bid.
- Francis, Henry G., Editor-in-Chief; Truscott, Alan F., Executive Editor; Francis, Dorthy A., Editor, Sixth Edition (2001). The Official Encyclopedia of Bridge (6th ed.). Memphis, TN: American Contract Bridge League. p. 576. ISBN 0-943855-44-6. OCLC 49606900.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link).
- In bridge literature, the term Intervenor is used to describe a player who first makes a call after the opposition has opened the bidding; he may also be referred to as the Overcaller if overcalling in a suit or notrump; his partner is referred to as the Advancer.
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