M J Bridge
I have emphasised throughout this work that doubles are in general for take-
One specific and important exception is a double of 3NT
When you are on lead there is little point in such a double if it is not to be a straight penalty double. Usually it will suggest a solid suit, or a near-
When partner is on lead it is a different matter.
Usually you will hold a solid or a near-
And of course that right lead probably won’t be obvious to partner.
Assuming that you haven’t bid your suit partner’s first thoughts will be to lead a promising suit of his own, or perhaps the unbid suit.
Following your double he might still lead his own suit if this is likely to take the opponents down by itself -
Alternatively he should try to locate your long suit.
This probably won’t be the unbid suit -
It will frequently suggest the lead of a suit bid by the opponents.
Beginner and above
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