RESPONSES TO A TWO-SUITED "MINOR + MAJOR" OVERCALL (only one suit known)

passTo play.
doublePenalties.
redoubleA strong hand that would like to have a constructive auction and make natural forcing suit bids.
raiseNatural, never Minorwood.
the other suitNatural, non-forcing.
lower of the two options for partner's unknown suit (if non-jump)Pass-or-correct
higher of the two options for partner's unknown suit (if non-jump and below game)Pass-or-correct, promising a significantly better holding in the lower-ranking suit because partner would be being forced a level higher.
jump in any suitNatural, pre-emptive.
minimum no-trump bidForcing, asking partner to describe their hand further. Often the best first move if holding a strong hand.
jump to 3NT (if non-passed hand)to play
jump to 4NTRKC Blackwood, agreeing partner's trump suit
other jump in no-trumpspre-emptive, asking partner to bid their unknown suit
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