Re: Comic NT Overcall ( 15:17:27 WedAug 20 2003 ) |
No, silly! (Well, you wanted a comic, no? :-)
You have three options for a NT overcall:
2. Three-suited takeout (at least 3 cards in each suit).
3. Two-suited takeout, at least one of which suits is known, min 5-4.
You get to pick *one* and one only.
On the GCC, the answer to "I want to play some multi-meaning bid. Is it GCC legal?" is almost always "No." The most common exceptions are:
- 1C or 1D can be anything promising 10 high. Continuations can be messy, however, unless they're GF or the opening is invariably strong.
- Responses to an ACBL-approved (note: not ACBL-legal) 1NT can be anything.
- X and 2C over opponents' 1NT can be anything.
- Defences to conventional calls can be anything provided they are not purely destructive.
- After you get past Opening and Response, anything goes.
There are others, but they almost never come up :-).
As far as others go, this *might* be legal Mid-chart provided you authorize a defence (and ACBL-approved defences are murder to create, and they still have to approve it), and they believe it is "constructive" according to their definitions (which I have no idea of). If it isn't Mid-chart legal, it probably isn't Superchart legal, unless the weak suit is limited to one of two.