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Penalty or Takeout?


Almost every double is either for penalty (P) or takeout (T). Test yourself on these.

1.

West
1 D
North
1 H
East
Dbl
South

East’s double? _____

2.

West
1 C
North
1 NT
East
Dbl
South

East’s double? _____

3.

West
1 S
North
2 H
East
Dbl
South

East’s double? _____

4.

West
1 C
North
2 C*
East
Dbl
South
*natural (poor method)

East’s double? _____

5.

West
1 NT
North
2 D
East
Dbl
South

East’s double? _____

6.

West
1 S
North
3 D
East
Dbl
South

East’s double? _____

7.

West
2 H
North
3 C
East
Dbl
South

East’s double? _____

8.

West
1 D
North
4 H
East
Dbl
South

East’s double? _____ TopMain

9.

West
1 C
Pass
North
1 H
Pass
East
Pass
Dbl
South
2 H

East’s double? _____

10.

West
1 C
Pass
North
1 S
Pass
East
Dbl
Dbl
South
2 S

East’s second double? _____

11.

West
1 C
Dbl
North
Pass
East
1 D
South
1 S

West’s double? _____

12.

West
1 S
Dbl
North
2 C
East
Pass
South
Pass

West’s double? _____

13.

West
1 S
Dbl
North
Pass
East
Pass
South
2 C

West’s double? _____

14.

West
1 H
Dbl
North
1 S
East
Pass
South
2 D

West’s double? _____

15.

West
1 C
Dbl
North
1 S
East
Dbl
South
2 S

West’s double? _____

16.

West
1 NT
Dbl
North
Pass
East
Pass
South
2 D

West’s double? _____ TopMain

17.

West
1 NT
Dbl
North
2 D
East
Pass
South
Pass

West’s double? _____

18.

West
2 C
Dbl
North
2 S
East
Pass
South
Pass

West’s double? _____

19.

West

Pass
North
1 S
2 S
East
Pass
Dbl
South
1 NT

East’s double? _____

20.

West

Pass
North
1 D
2 S
East
Pass
Dbl
South
1 S

East’s double? _____

21.

West

Pass
North
1 H
2 H
East
1 S
Dbl
South
Pass

East’s double? _____

22.

West

Pass
North
1 D
2 D
East
1 NT
Dbl
South
Pass

East’s double? _____

23.

West

Pass
North
1 D
Pass
East
Dbl
Dbl
South
3 D

East’s second double? _____

24.

West

Dbl
North
1 S
East
Pass
South
2 D

West’s double? _____ TopMain

Answers

 1.T
 2.P
 3.T
 4.T
 5.P
 6.T
 7.P
 8.P
 9.P
10.T
11.P
12.T
13.T
14.T
15.P
16.P
17.T
18.P
19.P
20.T
21.T
22.P
23.T
24.T
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