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After Partner's Takeout Double


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When your Partner makes a Takeout Double: Pass=Very rare, especially on a low level (you would be converting his double for penalty) Minimum Suit Bid (non-jump)=Natural, 4+ cards and 0-8 HCP Jump in a suit=Natural, 4+cards and 9-11 HCP Minimum Notrump Bid=5-10, balanced, stopper(s) in their suit Jump in notrump=11-12, balanced, stopper(s) in their suit With enough for game, the partner of the takeout doubler must make sure game is reached! He cannot make any of the calls above (because his partner is allowed to pass them). To make sure of reaching game, the partner of the takeout doubler can either bid game or cuebid.

West North East South
1♠ Double Pass ??

♠ 10876  
♥ 543  
♦ K32  
♣ 654
 

Answers:

Pass

1♠

1NT

Other

West North East South
1♠ Double Pass ??

♠ AQ86  
♥ QJ654  
♦ 32  
♣ 76
 

Answers:

1♠

1♠

2♠

2♠

Other

West North East South
2♠ Double Pass ??

♠ 9763  
♥ 54  
♦ Q65  
♣ 8762
 

Answers:

Pass

2NT

3♠

3♠

West North East South
1♠ Double 2♠ ??

♠ QJ108  
♥ K2  
♦ J1098  
♣ AQ4
 (Assume you are vulnerable and the opponents are not).

Answers:

Pass

Double

2NT

3♠

3♠

3NT

West North East South
1♠ Double Pass ??

♠ K1076  
♥ K1082  
♦ Q4  
♣ AQ2
 

4♠

Answers:

1♠

1♠

2♠

2♠

2♠

2NT

3NT

4♠