overcall that jumps one or more levels is always considered weak. It describes a
hand with no more than 10 points, at least a six card suit, and very little
defensive strength. Count the playing tricks in your hand and bid by the
None or Both 3 tricks
For 3-5 tricks
most common response to a weak jump overcall is to pass. You know your partner
has already overbid by a number of tricks based on the vulnerability. Having a
good fit and some strength can make bidding worthwhile.
raise of partner's suit should be to obstruct the opponents bidding or to
a new suit is a natural bid and not forcing on your partner. This bid can also
be used for lead direction.
cue bid is a game or slam try and is forcing for one round on partner. If he has
a minimal hand he rebids his suit at the lowest level. A better hand allows the
opener the freedom to make any bid he chooses.