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After Partner's Negative Double


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After partner makes a negative double, what should opener do?

For one, he will rarely pass. Only after a high-level negative double (such as: 

WestNorthEastSouth
 1♠  4♠  Double  Pass)

 might opener leave it in (with a flat hand and nowhere to go).

Otherwise, opener bids naturally (pretty much as if he is rebidding after any other response). With extras, he jumps. With a flat hand (and a stopper in their suit), he bids notrump.

Examples

♠ 54  
♥ AQ76  
♦ AQJ6  
♣ 542


After:

WestNorthEastSouth
       1♠
 1♠  Double Pass ??

rebid 2♠ (this is not considered a reverse; it is like raising a response of 1♠ to 2♠).

 

♠ 5 
♥ AQ76  
♦ AQJ62 
♣ K42
 After

WestNorthEastSouth
       1♠
 1♠  Double Pass ??

rebid 3♠ (this jump is invitational. similar to 1♠-1♠-3♠ by a partnership).

 

♠ K42 
♥ AQ7 
♦ QJ62 
♣ J42
 After

WestNorthEastSouth
       1♠
 1♠  Double Pass ??

rebid 1NT to show a balanced 12-14.

 

 

What is opener's rebid (neither side vulnerable) with the hand and auction shown?

♠ K65  
♥ AQ2  
♦ 765  
♣ AKQ10

WestNorthEastSouth
       1♠
 1♠  Double  Pass  ??
Answers:

Pass

1NT

1♠

2NT

3NT

What is opener's rebid (neither side vulnerable) with the hand and auction shown?

♠ K65  
♥ AQ2  
♦ J65  
♣ QJ102

WestNorthEastSouth
       1♠
 2♠  Double  Pass  ??
Answers:

Pass

2♠

2NT

3♠

What is opener's rebid (neither side vulnerable) with the hand and auction shown?

♠ Q65  
♥ QJ2  
♦ A65  
♣ KQ102

WestNorthEastSouth
       1♠
 4♠  Double  Pass  ??
Answers:

Pass

4♠

4NT

5♠

5♠

What is opener's rebid (neither side vulnerable) with the hand and auction shown?

♠ KQ65  
♥ 2  
♦ AQJ52 
♣ A102

WestNorthEastSouth
       1♠
 3♠  Double  Pass  ??
Answers:

Pass

3♠

3♠

3NT

4♠

4♠

What is opener's rebid (neither side vulnerable) with the hand and auction shown?

♠ 65  
♥ AKJ2  
♦
♣ AKQ1076

WestNorthEastSouth
       1♠
 1♠  Double  Pass  ??
Answers:

2♠

2♠

3♠

3♠

4♠

4NT