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Old 06-29-2017, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by merrick View Post
Naturally, these being opponents, 6H turned out to be the only makeable slam (I had S Q9xx over the spade bidder and was hoping to double 6S)
Doubling a slam is often a bad idea as opponents can often retreat into a less-expensive slam. Or even one that makes. Or use the double to place the cards. In that last case, your Spade holding could become worthless. OTOH against 6S, the killer lead is a club, removing the late entry to the Hearts, so a double from your partner - a Lightner double - might well be appropriate.