Release 2.19q
Audrey Grant's Better Bridge

Sometimes basic guidelines aren’t enough. We’re South holding this hand. East the dealer opens 1 and it’s our call:


We need more than the basic guidelines. This hand is too strong for an overcall which tends to show about 7 – 17 points and a good suit. Yet jumping to 2 or 3are preemptive bids showing a good suit but a weak hand.


What can we do?


We can use the games most flexible call, the Double. This guarantees that we’ll get another chance during the auction to show our spades. Either partner will bid because the double is forcing, or the opponents will come into the auction again, and we get another chance to describe our hand and show the strength and our good spade suit.

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