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Doubles for takeout, penalties, and profit in contract bridge

Robert B. Ewen

Doubles for takeout, penalties, and profit in contract bridge

by Robert B. Ewen

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Published by Prentice-Hall in Englewood Cliffs, N.J .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Contract bridge -- Doubles.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Robert B. Ewen.
    SeriesThe Prentice-Hall contract bridge series, Reward books
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGV1282.3 .E89 1973
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 278 p.
    Number of Pages278
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5415892M
    ISBN 100132188341, 0132188260
    LC Control Number73007756

    The takeout double is one of the most versatile tools in the bidding. It can be used at a player’s first turn as well as on subsequent rounds of bidding. The key is to know when a double is for takeout and when it is for penalty. This lesson covers the common takeout double of one of a suit, and the rules to determine the meaning of doubles. (5) If either you or your partner has made an earlier penalty double or made a penalty pass of a takeout double, a double is penalty. (6) If either you or your partner has made a preemptive bid and the other doubles, it’s penalty. (IT IS NOT NEGATIVE). Example: 3♦ 3♥ DBL is penalty.

    other purposes. Takeout doubles, negative doubles, responsive doubles, balancing doubles, and a host of other ‘doubles’ are all part of today’s game. Similarly, the redouble was first incorporated into the scoring to increase the stakes when a contract is doubled for penalty (see blue sidebar). However, it is more commonly used. The re-opening double is an essential part of bidding. To start, it goes like this. You open the bidding, your LHO makes an overcall at the one or two level, and your partner and RHO passes. It is now back to you. Since you all play negative doubles through at least 2S, and most times.

    The negative double is a form of takeout double in is made by the responder after his right-hand opponent overcalls on the first round of bidding, and is used to show shortness in overcall's suit, support for the unbid suits with emphasis on majors, as well as some values. It is treated as forcing, but not unconditionally so. In practice, the negative double is sometimes used as a. A takeout double is a conventional double used in a competitive auction (most often, immediately after an opponent's opening bid) to show a desire to compete, in contrast to a penalty double, which indicates a desire to defend against the opponent's contract. Usually, the call indicates support for the unbid suits and a hand of opening strength or more.


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Doubles for takeout, penalties, and profit in contract bridge by Robert B. Ewen Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Doubles for takeout, penalties, and profit in contract bridge. [Robert B Ewen]. Doubles for Takeout, Penalties, and Profit in Contract Bridge, by Robert B Ewen starting at $ Doubles for Takeout, Penalties, and Profit in Contract Bridge, has 2 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace.

Doubles For Takeout, Penalties, and Profit in Contract Bridge Ewen, Robert Intermediate Competitive: Doubles in Competition Amsbury, Joe Intermediate Competitive: Doubles: Improving Your Judgment - Audrey Grant's Better Bridge. If the takeout double is redoubled, all bids are natural but jump suit bids become preemptive, showing at least 5 cards and points.

How high to play takeout doubles is a matter of partnership agreement. Many partnerships play takeout doubles through the 3-level, and then "optional" or penalty doubles.

In the card game contract bridge, a takeout double is a low-level conventional call of "Double" over an opponent's bid as a request for partner to bid his best of the unbid suits. The most common takeout double is after an opponent's opening bid of one of a suit where the double shows a hand with opening values, support for all three unbid suits (at least three cards in each) and shortness in.

Knowing when to make a penalty double (a bridge bid that tells your partner and the world that the opponents have overreached themselves) is truly the hallmark of a winning player.

You’re most apt to lash the opponents with a penalty double after they’ve bid to a game contract or higher. Nobody bids perfectly. Accidents [ ]. South's double is NOT a penalty double. Same as #5. All of these doubles are takeout/card showing.

They say: "Partner, I have a good hand. I am interested in hearing from you." If the double is on the 4-level (as in 1,2,3,4,6), it will frequently be left in. Finn Clark David Manning bridge system.

Any contract of 4S or higher: PENALTIES. There are no takeout doubles above this level, although there are some special cases that have additional meaning on top, e.g. doubles of splinters, or passed-hand doubles of a Gambling 3NT. Bridge with Larry Cohen. Understanding Takeout Doubles and the follow-ups is probably more important than any other part of bidding.

They come up more often than any convention. This article is meant only as a brief overview and features 4 practice deals at the end. In some modern bridge literature, all non-penalty doubles are described as takeout doubles. Other books provide different names for various kinds of double. One important class of double occurs when partner has opened one of a suit and the next hand has overcalled in a new suit (up to the level of 3).

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You double a few contracts, you defeat (or “set”) the contracts, and suddenly you think that you created the game of bridge. Be careful. Don’t double unless you have the proper hand. The worst possible moment to double a contract for penalties is when your partner expects a completely different hand type than the one you have.

Informative doubles include takeout doubles, negative doubles, re-opening doubles, balancing doubles, responsive doubles, support doubles, and lead-directing doubles. There are many more and any contemporary book on the topic will contain dozens of different applications for the bid.

In fact, the original use of the double as a way to penalize. Doubles is a course focusing on the takeout double as it is commonly used. Much of the material will be new, even to those who play regularly, so this topic provides a good way to.

Doubles For Takeout, Penalties, and Profit in Contract Bridge, by Robert Ewen, Intermediate, Competitive, Book Stores + Bridge Book Reviews: BridgeHands.

Doubling a bid of one or two of a suit means a double for takeout, not for penalty. Think about the risk reward ratio of doubling a two level contact, and you can see why this is a sensible guide. The same applies when a preemptive weak 2 is doubled or a preemptive 3-level bid is doubled, it's for takeout.

A Good Rule for Penalty Doubles The best bridge lesson I ever had was from Tony Glynne who said, “You’re the dummy one quarter of the time. You’re the declarer one quarter of the time. That means you’re defending half the time. If you’re not doubling, you’re not getting enough matchpoints to win.”.

As Barbara Seagram eloquently stated in her award winning book, "25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know" the idea of using a double for takeout instead of penalties originated around in the.

The first comprehensive treatment of this complex subject has been by written by a New York expert, Robert Ewen, with the title “Doubles for Takeout, Penalties and Profit in Contract Bridge. TAKEOUT DOUBLES - GENERAL INFORMATION.

The following provides some general information about takeout doubles, i.e. doubles where partner is expected to bid any one of the unbid suits (excluding other kinds of doubles with specific meanings such as negative doubles).

A double is for takeout if all of the following are true: 1. This example hand is the same as the first, except I've moved a small spade into the club suit. It's still a takeout double of their 1 ♦ opening bid, even though you have only three spades.

The hand also qualifies for a 2 ♣ overcall, but the takeout double is preferred because it tells partner much more about your hand – the 3 suits where you have trump support and that you have at least.

Chapter fourtenn: responder's second bid after partner's takeout double der makes a simple response to a takeout double 2. Responder makes a jump response to a takeout double 3. responder makes a cuebid in a response to a takeout doubles Chapter fifteen: the opponents open with a preempt 1.

The rule of 7 2. When RHO opens with a weak Reviews: Doubles for takeout, penalties, and profit in contract bridge, (The Prentice-Hall contract bridge series) Robert B.

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