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Takeout Doubles VI


West

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

Play

Defense 
Resp to takeout double
Rebid by doubler
Finessing technique
Unblocking play
Choose lead at notrump
S J 10 5
H 10 9 4
D J 7 2
C J 6 4 3
3 NT by East6 top tricksCash 2 more winnersmade 3 -400


West

Pass
AP
North

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

Play

Defense 
Resp to takeout double
Rebid by doubler
Finessing technique
Ruff in short hand
Shift to trumps
S A J 9
H A K J 9
D A K 8 4
C 8 4
3 H by North7 top tricksWin 2 more tricksmade 3 +140


West

Pass
4 S!
North

1 NT
AP
East

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

Play
 
Resp to takeout double
Competitive auction
Crossruff
Cash winners early
S A 4
H K Q 10 7 6 5
D Q 10 9 5
C J
4 S by West7 top tricksWin 1 more trickmade 5 -650


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

Play

Defense 
Resp to takeout double
Cue-bid general force
Timing the play
Elopement play
Continue proper card
S K Q 7 4
H K 2
D A 8 4
C 6 5 4 3
4 S by South8 top tricksWin 1 more trickmade 4 +620


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