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If partner's double of 3C would have been negative, double here is not for penalty. It shows a hand with shortness in the overcalled suit and tolerance for responder's bids. Your plan here is to double and correct partner's potential 3D to 3H. Partner may have passed with a hand like Qxx x AJxx KJTxx, which might make 3NT but also probably beats 3CX by 3 ...


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There is a standard pattern here that may be applied to numerous difficult decisions: Politely inform Declarer that as he cannot contest the explanation of play provided by the defenders, you must tentatively accept their version, and thus are required by law to assign the normal revoke penalty. Inform Declarer that he is entitled to appeal this ruling, and ...


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If you opponent had bid ONE diamond, I would bid one spade. I would do this even with a weaker hand than yours (take away a queen). But since your opponent bid TWO diamonds, the "standard" response is a negative double, as recommended by Pieter. This bid has two meanings. The first is, I'd rather not play in "your" suit (clubs) nor the opponent's suit ...


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Given these assumptions: RHO's overcall is a weak jump overcall; and You and partner are laying a fairly standard 5-card major system with no agreements other than negative doubles for this auction. Then my recommendation is to make a negative double. My expectation is that when both majors are unbid, as here, then such a double at this level promises ...


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The whole situation described only seems to work when partner has 3 cards and will lead through on the 2nd round. The honour lead also works of course when declarer has Qx and you can run 5 tricks on top. I think most of the time, if East has a side-suit ace, declarer probably won't have 9 tricks to run anyway, so attitude will probably be better most of ...


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A rubber is a series that consists of an odd number of matches where a majority of wins takes the series. For example, in baseball, the World Series is an example of a rubber; the team that wins 4 games out of 7 wins the series. Rubber bridge is a form of contract bridge where the teams play best out of three games. (Wiktionary lists this the etymology of ...


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When West leads the king of diamonds, he is announcing at least three honors, one of which may be the ace. (With AK or AQ and no third honor, he'd lead the ace, or possibly "fourth best.") East sees his Jack, and knows that North-South has at most one diamond honor. If it is the ace, it doesn't matter, but if it is Qxx (or four to the T), South's honor will ...



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