First published: London : Headline, 1993.
|Series||Ulverscroft large print series|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||436|
This text provides an exploration of the oldest - and most useful - convention in bridge, the takeout double. Originally published in , this book has been revised and updated to take into account modern developments in competitive bidding, one of the most rapidly changing parts of the game, not least in the new and varied uses of : When your RHO opens the bidding in a suit (on any level), there are two basic kinds of "takeout" double: 1) Opening bid values with the "other 3" suits ("other 3" means at least 3 cards in each other suit). The Basic Takeout Double. After your opponent opens 1 of a suit, a double is for takeout. Such a bid requests your partner to bid one of the remaining suits. Requirements for a Takeout Double: 1. At least opening strength (13 points). 2. At least 3-card support for every. This is the definitive book on the oldest - and most useful - convention in bridge, the takeout double. Originally published in (Magnus Books, 31 1), this book quickly became recognized as a 'must-read' for any would-be bridge expert, and has never been out of print/5(12).
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 toFile Size: KB. takeout double at the one level. This hand would qualify (8 + 5 = 13). Support for the Unbid Suits Ideally, we would like to have four-card support for all the unbid suits. However, if we wait for the perfect hand, we won’t be making enough use of the takeout double. Three-card support is generally acceptable, although we prefer to have four-File Size: 56KB. Takeout Doubles. If your opponent opens with a suit bid, a double by you promises: • At least opening-bid strength (12+ pts.) • Shortness in the suit the opponent opened. • Support for all unbid suits. Your double forces partner to bid, so you must have at least 3-card length in any suit he will Size: 86KB. • Support for all unbid suits. Your double forces partner to bid, so you must have at least 3-card length in any suit he will choose. Typical hands for a takeout double of an opponent's 1C opening would be: AQ92 65 The exception (not covered in the book): There is one type of hand where you can double without support for all unbid suits.
What Is A Standard Takeout Double ("TOX")? In standard takeout doubles, you can double with as few as 11 HCP and the "right shape", which most experts now say is 3+ cards for each unbid suit. If partner does not jump, you intend to pass whatever he bids. 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 the suit doubled (preferably, no more than two). takeout double The use of a low-level double is a request to partner to bid an unbid suit. The most common instance is after a one-level bid by an oppo-nent. The double normally indicates a hand worth an opening bid with at least three-card support for all unbid suits. Knowing the proper responses after partner doubles is crucial. YouFile Size: KB. If your opponent opens 1NT, all the suits are unbid, so a double is not for takeout. A double of 1NT is for penalty, showing 18+ points Use this double cautiously. Even if you have a lot of high-card points, you should avoid making a penalty double unless you have have a strong suit to lead. Responding to Partner's Takeout Double.