LESSON 22.2: SPECIAL REDOUBLES

a)

Dealer: South

South

A 10 6 3
A K 8 4
9 5 3
Q J

South

West

North

East

1
?

Double
 

Pass
 

Pass
 

SOS Redouble (13-15 HCP   3= ) 1 round

The redouble of a penalty double is always a call for help requesting partner to bid his longest suit or to pass with good trump support

b)

Dealer: South

South

A Q J 10
8
A K 9 5 3 2
7 4

South

West

North

East

1
?

Double
 

Pass
 

Pass
 

Pass (13+ HCP   5/6+ ) closing

Avoid redoubling when almost convinced to have reached the best contract

c)

Dealer: South

South

A 10 9
Q 8 5
Q 10 8 7 3
J 7

South

West

North

East

1
Pass

Pass
Double

2
?

Pass
 

Redouble (8-9 TP   3+ ) closing

Responder's redouble after raising opener's suit shows a good trump support and a maximum offensive hand

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