RESPONDING TO TAKE-OUT DOUBLES 

 

Penalties can be severe in Bridge. Remain calm and try not to lose your head.
w    You must respond to a Take-Out Double 
       even with zero points. 
       (There are two exceptions.) Respond in 
       your longest suit at  the lowest possible 
       level with 0 - 8 points. 
       It might be necessary to bid a 3 card suit.

w    Jump bid with 8+ points. 
      Could be a 4 card suit.

w No Trump Bids. You must have stopper 
         in opponent's suit.
                 A.   1 NT =   8   -  10 points
                 B.   2 NT =  10  -  12 points
                 C.  3 NT =  13  -  15 points

w   Bidding opponent's suit:
               A.  First or second round control 
                    (Ace, void or King doubleton).
                    in opponent's suit.
               B.  You want partner to bid. 
                    (You have two 4 card majors. 
                    Partner pick one of them.)
              C.  Forcing. Partner must bid. 
 

PASSING PARTNER'S TAKE-OUT DOUBLE
  w   Convert the Take-Out Double to a 
       Penalty Double by passing. 
       You must be strong in opponent's suit 
       with some outside strength

  w   Intervening Bid  by  RHO. 
       Pass if RHO bids and your hand is weak.
 

time for review do TEST VIII

 

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