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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? _____

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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? _____

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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? _____

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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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