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Local bridge with Myrnie McLaughlin

Double Double Toil and Trouble

When I was playing with friends, very good bridge players, a convention came up that was new to me.

Unlike many conventions, this is one that often comes up and is useful. The Responsive Double is a take-out double and therefore indicates 2 suits. This is how it works.

Your LHO bids a minor suit. You bid your suit or you double. RHO raises partner’s minor suit. Your partner holds the 2 major suits or the 2 unbid suits, has 6-7 points so she can make the Responsive Double.

This tells you the 2 suits partner holds and how many points to count on from her. Now you can more reliably make a choice for your bid at a relatively low level with the hope to reach the right contract. Remember, pass is always an option.

Since the Charlotte Regional was in session, we had a small but lively group at Evergreen on Friday, Oct. 30. Winning: First, Ruth Bowles and Becky Creekmore; second, John and Myrnie McLaughlin; third, Joe O’Brien and Genny Mozolak.

Featured is Board # 6  E/W vulnerable East dealer.


S  A T 8 5 4 3

H  A 3 2

D  J

C  J T 5

WEST:              EAST:

S  J 7 6 2           S  K

H  Q 9 6             H  J T 5 4

D  A 8 3             D  7 6 4 2

C  A K 2             C  8 6 4 3


S  Q 9

H  K 8 7

D  K Q T 9 5

C  Q 9 7

Wayne Pegram and Anita Graham had the best N/S score bidding 3SN+1, while the best E/W score was made by Joe O’Brien and Genny Mozolak who defeated 4SN 2 tricks.

Our Tuesday, Nov. 3rd Women’s Club game winners were: First, Tom Johnson and  Nancy Brandt; second, Pat Featherston and Dick Brisbin; third, Shirley Jeffers and Wade Lowder; tied for dourth/fifth, Wayne Pegram and Everett Halsall with Fern Albracht and John McLaughlin.

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