IíLL HAVE A DOUBLE
Only summaries are included below - see book for details
© 2001 - Marty Bergen
The VOB Double
VOB, it is okay to double a 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
partner opens one of a suit and RHO makes an artificial
two-suited overcall, responderís double promises 10+ HCP.
Deja Vu All Over Again
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
E.L.C.D. (Equal Level Conversion Double)
RHO opens 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
partner doubles 1
and you have both majors, do not respond up the line.
Alive and Kicking
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
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