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Feb
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comment In bridge, should you be more careful with takeout doubles over one spade?
Exactly! You naturally assume a non-terrible layout when you open 2nt with a 20-count, and a non-terrible lie of the opposing cards even if partner has nothing. You just need to make the same assumptions about takeout doubles, and you'll see that doubling 1S with that hand is right for the same reason. Don't be afraid to compete!
Feb
7
comment In bridge, should you be more careful with takeout doubles over one spade?
@TomAu I'm your LHO in 2NTX with xx xx AQT98 Kxxx, and I dare you to take more than four tricks. But yes, of course you count on partner to have something when you're opening. Similarly, you count on him to have something when you double for takeout.
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answered In bridge, should you be more careful with takeout doubles over one spade?
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