LESSON 14.4: NEGATIVE DOUBLES

a) Negative doubles are used to respond to partner's opening in one of a minor, over right-hand opponent's overcall in a major suit

b) Negative doubles are widely used in modern bridge and do not need to be alerted

c)

Dealer: South

North

K J 7 6
Q 10
10 8 5
A 9 5 4

South

West

North

East

1

1

?

 

Negative double (6+ HCP   4= ) 1 round

A negative double is a forcing bid showing four cards in the unbid major and usually at least three cards in the unbid minor couleur

d)

Dealer: South

North

K J 7 6 4
Q 10
10 8 5
A 9 5

South

West

North

East

1

1

?

 

1 (6+ HCP   5+ ) 1 round

When using negative doubles, a direct 1 response shows a five-card or more suit

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