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THE RED MIST – DOUBLE TROUBLE [PART 6]

This month, we cover some low-level doubles, starting with one which has many different names.

DSI DOUBLES

This isn’t an official name, but maybe it will become so. “DSI” stands for “Do Something Intelligent.” Others might call it “Card-Showing” or “Cooperative.” These doubles are hard to define, but basically mean what most low-level doubles mean: “Partner, I have cards, but no clear action. I don’t intend this as penalty, but if you have no better ideas, we might end up defending. I’m not showing a trump stack.” Here are some examples:

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Larry Cohen

Larry Cohen is one of America’s top writers and teachers, having semi-retired from top-level competition in 2009. His To Bid or Not to Bid; The LAW of Total Tricks is one of the best-selling bridge books of all time.

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