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45 - January 2024

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RESPONDING TO PARTNER’S TAKEOUT DOUBLE

In this traditional section of BRIDGERAMA+,
we invite you to bid with the partner of your choice.

  1. Choose West’s hands or East’s hands. Make sure not to look at your partner’s hands.
  2. Share this article with the partner of your choice.
  3. Bid the deals together, using the East and West hands, respectively.
  4. Discover the comments from our expert.

You have access to this section because your partner has shared this article with you.
Your partner has chosen to bid East’s hands.

  1. Check out West’s hands.
  2. Bid on your side.
  3. Discover the comments from our expert.

You have access to this section because your partner has shared this article with you.
Your partner has chosen to bid West’s hands.

  1. Check out East’s hands.
  2. Bid on your side.
  3. Discover the comments from our expert.
Share East’s hands with your partner.

1.

♠ KJ104
 AQJ7
 10
♣ Q932

Dealer East. N/S Vul.
South opens 1.

2.

♠ 1074 
 K103
 AJ5 
♣ QJ87

Dealer South. None Vul.
North opens 1.

3.

♠ AK87 
 AQ86
J
♣ A965

Dealer East. All Vul.
South opens 1♣ and North jumps to 2♠.

4.

♠ 6542 
 10872
 Q8 
♣ 987

Dealer West. E/W Vul.
North opens 2 (Multi) and South responds 2 (Pass or correct), North passing.

5.

♠ K842 
 103
 K72 
♣ AJ106

Dealer East. All Vul. South opens 1 and North jumps to 4.

6.

♠ AJ86 
 KQJ53
 A73 
♣ 10

Dealer North. E/W Vul. North opens 3♣ and South bids 3NT.

Share West’s hands with your partner.

1.

♠ 652
 1032
 AJ976
♣ K6

Dealer East. N/S Vul.
South opens 1.

2.

♠ KQJ3 
 J742
 106 
♣ AK3

Dealer South. None Vul.
North opens 1.

3.

♠ 4
 J542 
 A1097432
♣ J

Dealer East. All Vul.
South opens 1♣ and North jumps to 2♠.

4.

♠ KJ97 

 A10932 
♣ AQ43

Dealer West. E/W Vul.
North opens 2 (Multi) and South responds 2 (Pass or correct), North passing.

5.

♠ QJ973 
 94
 A93 
♣ K75

Dealer East. All Vul. South opens 1 and North jumps to 4.

6.

♠ KQ4 
 A1042
 K109 
♣ 874

Dealer North. E/W Vul. North opens 3♣ and South bids 3NT.

RESPONDING OPPOSITE A STRONG HAND

1.

WEST

Dealer East.

EAST

♠ KJ104
 AQJ7
 10
♣ Q932

♠ 652
 1032
 AJ976
♣ K6

WNES
Pass1
DblePassPassPass

East’s Diamonds are good, and all partner’s honors should be well placed. There is an excellent chance that playing for a penalty will be successful (in this case the penalty would have been -800).

2.

WEST

Dealer South.

EAST

♠ 1074 
 K103
 AJ5 
♣ QJ87

♠ KQJ3 
 J742
 106 
♣ AK3

WNES
Pass
Pass1DblePass
2NTPass3NTPass

When partner doubles West is too strong for 1NT, but 2NT fits the bill perfectly. It is frequently the case that 3 No-Trump is easy to play when most of the defenders’ strength is known to be concentrated in one hand.

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Pete Hollands

Pete Hollands started playing when he was 14 and is now a professional bridge player & teacher (www.bridgevid.com) who has represented the Australian open team. He runs a popular YouTube channel (Pete Hollands Bridge) where you can play tournaments and compare with him. He won two silver medals in the 2013 World Junior Championships.

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