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#1 User is offline   the_dude 

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Posted 2012-March-14, 14:52



New-ish partnership ... we have agreed to play snapdragon but little detail. This auction is a bit of an outlier, what's the best use for double here?

a) double shows 4 spades and 1 shows 5.
b) double shows spades and a tolerance for diamonds, 1 shows no tolerance for diamonds.
c) ditch snapdragon on this auction and use double for something else. (what?)

Look forward to hearing your thoughts.
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Posted 2012-March-14, 15:40

I like "b)"
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Posted 2012-March-14, 15:41

View Postthe_dude, on 2012-March-14, 14:52, said:



New-ish partnership ... we have agreed to play snapdragon but little detail. This auction is a bit of an outlier, what's the best use for double here?

a) double shows 4 spades and 1 shows 5.
b) double shows spades and a tolerance for diamonds, 1 shows no tolerance for diamonds.
c) ditch snapdragon on this auction and use double for something else. (what?)

Look forward to hearing your thoughts.


Lots of room for advancer to have spades. Dbl shows 5 spades and 1S shows 4 spades and maybe ten points? This lets you stop in 1S on a 5-2 fit where you don't have much.
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Posted 2012-March-14, 19:31

From the suggested I like b more than a, but in general I prefer it to be a limited non forcing bid (with tolerance for )......there is enough room for stronger hands to show spades starting with a double.
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