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Takeout Doubles


West

2 H!
3 NT
North
1 H
Pass
AP
East
Dbl
2 NT
South
Pass
Pass
Board 1
None Vul
S K 5
H Q J 10 7 4
D A Q 5
C J 5 3
Trick
1 S
2 S
3 W
4 S
5 W
Lead
H 9
H 5
D 2
S 3
D 4
2nd
3
A
5
A
A
3rd
7
4
8!
5
3
4th
2!
8
9
4
10
W L
0 1
1 1
1 2
2 2
2 3
S A 10
H A 6 3
D J 7 6 4 2
C K 10 7
TableS Q 8 6 4
H K 8 2
D K 8 3
C A Q 6
Bidding

Play
 
Resp to takeout double
Cue-bid general force
Holdup play
Avoidance finesse
S J 9 7 3 2
H 9 5
D 10 9
C 9 8 4 2
3 NT by East6 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 3 -400


West

Pass
Pass
AP
North

1 S
3 S
East
1 D
Pass
Pass
South
Dbl!
2 H
4 S
Board 2
N-S Vul
S K 10 9 8 5 2
H 5 3
D Q 10 7
C 9 6
Trick
1 E
2 E
3 E
4 W
5 S
6 S
7 S
8 S
9 N
10 S
11 N
Lead
D K
D A!
D 3!
C J
S A
H A!
H K
H 4
S 10
H 9
S 5
2nd
2
6
J
6
6
2
7
10
J
Q
D 9
3rd
5
4
S 3
8
2
3
5
S K!
Q
S 9
7
4th
Q!
7
10
A
4
6
8
D 8
C 3
C 4
C 5
W L
0 1
0 2
0 3
1 3
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 3
6 3
7 3
8 3
S 6 3
H Q 10 7 2
D 5 4
C J 10 7 5 3
TableS J 4
H 8 6
D A K 9 8 3
C K Q 8 4
Bidding

Play

Defense 
Resp to takeout double
Rebid by doubler
Deceptive play
Set up dummy’s suit
Read partner’s signal
S A Q 7
H A K J 9 4
D J 6 2
C A 2
4 S by North9 top tricksWin the restmade 4 +620


West

2 C
Dbl!
North

2 S
Pass
East

Pass
3 C
South
1 S
Pass
AP
Board 3
E-W Vul
S 10 5 2
H K 9 8 7
D K Q 8 4
C 3 2
Trick
1 N
2 S
3 N
4 W
5 S
6 W
7 E
8 W
Lead
S 2
D 10
S 10
C 6
D 9
C 7
S 9!
D 3!
2nd
4
2
Q
2
A!
3
A
K
3rd
J
Q
K
J
4
8
C Q
J
4th
7
5
C 4
A
6
5
5
7
W L
0 1
0 2
1 2
1 3
2 3
3 3
4 3
4 4
S 7
H A Q 6
D A 3 2
C K Q 9 7 6 4
TableS Q 9 6 4
H 10 4 2
D J 6 5
C J 10 8
Bidding



Play
 
Choose defensive action
Belated T/O double
Play objective is to
avoid going down two
Elimination technique
Throw-in play
S A K J 8 3
H J 5 3
D 10 9 7
C A 5
3 C by West7 top tricksN endplayed, lose 1down 1 +100


West
1 H
3 S
AP
North
Dbl
4 D
East
1 S
Pass
South
3 D!
5 D
Board 4
Both Vul
S 8 7 4 3
H A 5 2
D K J 8
C A Q 2
Trick
1 W
2 S
3 N
4 S
5 N
6 S
7 N
8 S
9 N
Lead
S K
D 7
S 4!
D 10
S 7!
C 5
S 8
H 3
D K
2nd
3
5
5
2
10
3
J
6
S Q
3rd
6
8
D 9
J
D A
A
D Q
A
H 4
4th
D 3
6
2
C 4
9
7
A
7
4
W L
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
S A K 9 2
H K Q 9 8 6
D 5 4 2
C 3
TableS Q J 10 6 5
H J 7
D 6
C J 10 9 7 4
Bidding

Play 
Resp to takeout double
Competitive auction
Dummy reversal
S
H 10 4 3
D A Q 10 9 7 3
C K 8 6 5
5 D by South10 top tricksWin 2 more tricksmade 5 +600


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