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Negative Doubles


West

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

Play

Defense 
Negative double
Competitive auction
Holdup play
Establish side suit
Attitude signal
S Q 9 4
H A 10 9 8 4
D 6
C Q J 10 6
4 S by East7 top tricksWin the high trumpmade 4 -420


West

2 D
Pass
North

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

Play 
Negative double
Cue-bid general force
Throw-in play
S A 2
H A K Q 6 4
D 4 3
C A Q 4 2
3 NT by North7 top tricksW endplayed, lose 1made 3 +600


West

1 D
Pass
North

Dbl
3 C!
East

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

Play 
Negative double
Rebid by responder
Elopement play
S A 5 4
H 7
D J 10 4
C A Q 8 7 6 5
3 C by South9 top tricksWin the restmade 3 +110


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

Play
 
Negative double
Rebid by opener
Establish side suit
Use trumps as entries
S 9 8 4
H 8 7 6 3
D 9 3
C K J 9 7
4 H by West7 top tricksLose the restmade 4 -620


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