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Understanding Doubles


West

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

Play

Defense 
Second double is still
takeout but stronger
Unblocking play
Keep trump control
Force dummy to ruff
S K Q J 4
H
D A K Q 4
C A 7 6 4 3
4 S by North8 top tricksWin the restmade 4 +420


West

Dbl
3 C
North

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

Play
 
Responsive double
Rebid by doubler
Finessing technique
Unblocking play
S Q J 7 4 3
H 8 7 3
D A 7
C A Q 4
3 C by West5 top tricksWin the restmade 3 -110


West

1 H
Pass
North

Pass
Dbl
East

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

Defense
 
Trap pass
Lead-directing double
Choose lead at notrump
Cash out play
S Q 10 6 4 3
H 8 2
D A 8 3
C 7 3 2
1 NT× by East2 top tricksClaim the restdown 1 +200


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

Play

Defense
 
Responsive double
Rebid by overcaller
Combine chances
Unblocking play
Shift to trumps
Duck to retain entry
S A K 9 7 2
H 6 2
D J 10 2
C K 7 5
3 D by South7 top tricksWin 2 more tricksmade 3 +110


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