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Old 10-13-2016, 09:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Dead Cat View Post
Had opener's partner bid (say) 1S, your partner passed, and opener bid 2H, would your system then allow you to double for penalties? I would normally play that the first (non-pass) bid by a partnership is always double for take-out, but in this particular case I think it would be obvious (if partner is paying attention) that the double must be for penalties, as if for take-out you would have done it the first time. On the other hand, the double might alert the opponents to where all the values are, which could help them in the play. What do you think?
I think that in the case you posit, a double would be take-out for the minors, saying that you have near-bidding points and 4+ cards in each minor. My points are likely in the minor suits too. Doubling a low-level contract for penalties when you have already passed doesn't make sense.