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Takeout Doubles IV


West

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

Play

Defense
 
Resp to takeout double
Rebid by doubler
Avoid enemy ruff
Lead toward honor
Overtaking play
Try for a ruff
S A 6
H 9 4
D 10 8 6 5 3
C J 4 3 2
3 H by West7 top tricksLose 1 more trickmade 3 -140


West

2 D
Pass
North

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

Play
 
Resp to takeout double
Cue-bid general force
Loser-on-loser play
Timing the play
S A 9 5
H 8 5 4 3 2
D 8
C A K 6 4
4 H by South7 top tricksLose 1 trump trickmade 4 +620


West

Dbl
3 S!
North

Pass
AP
East

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

Play
 
Resp to takeout double
Rebid by doubler
Break communication
Timing the play
S A 4
H K 9 8 7 2
D Q J 10 6
C K 10
3 S by East6 top tricksCrossruff the restmade 3 -140


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

Play

Defense
 
Resp to takeout double
Rebid by doubler
Overtaking play
Set up suit at notrump
Lead partner’s suit
Discard signal
S 3 2
H Q 3
D K 9 8 7 6
C J 9 7 3
3 NT by North8 top tricksCash 4 more winnersmade 3 +600


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