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Marty Sez - Bergenís Bevy of Bridge Secrets

 
 
   
 

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Contents

1    Getting Off On the Right Foot       13

2   Hand Evaluation    23

3  Openerís Decisions        33

4  Responderís Decisions    43

5  Notrump Bidding   53

6   All About Slam     65

7   Passed Hand Bidding     75

8   Preempts ó We Do It   83

9   Preempts ó They Do It 95

10  Competitive Auctions     105

11  Iíll Have a Double 117

12  Impressive Declarer Play       129

13  The Defense Never Rests      143

         Glossary       153

      Recommended Reading       159

 

Chapter 11 

IíLL HAVE A DOUBLE

Note: Only summaries are included below - see book for details

© 2001 - Marty Bergen


The VOB Double

With VOB, it is okay to double a 1 or 1 opening bid without a four-card major.


Iím Not Positive

Responderís double is negative only when partner opens one of a suit and RHO makes a natural overcall in a suit (even a jump).


Iíll Double That

If partner opens one of a suit and RHO makes an artificial two-suited overcall, responderís double promises 10+ HCP.


Deja Vu All Over Again

When you make a takeout double, and double the same suit again, the second double is still takeout.


Leading Partner On

Strive to make lead-directing doubles of the opponentsí artificial bids.


E.L.C.D. (Equal Level Conversion Double)

If RHO opens 1 or 1, and you have four cards in the unbid major, five diamonds and 12+ HCP, make a takeout double.


She Needs to be Taken Out

After LHO opens, partner passes and RHO responds 1NT, your double is takeout of LHOís suit.


No ďUp the LineĒ This Time

If partner doubles 1 or 1, and you have both majors, do not respond up the line.


Alive and Kicking

When partner doubles for takeout and RHO redoubles, you donít need much of an excuse to bid ó ďpoints, schmoints.Ē


May the Force Be With You

After partnerís takeout double, the only forcing response is a cuebid.


12  Impressive Declarer Play       129


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