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Bridge in the Tri-Cities: The DSIP Double

Dealer:

South

Vul:

Both

: QT2

: KT5

: Q43

: A732

: K976

: A5

: Q9873

: AJ42

: T

: KJ8765

: QT9

: 5

: J843

: 6

: A92

: KJ864

Bidding:

S

W

N

E

P

P

1C

1D

1S

P

2S

P

P

?

Opening Lead: Ace of hearts.

Looking at only the west hand, what would you call?

The Bidding: West passed and allowed N/S to play in 2S! West had a perfect opportunity to use the “Do Something Intelligent Partner (DSIP) Double.” You may want to add this one to your arsenal of doubles. I can remember when there was only two kinds of doubles. There was the takeout double and the penalty double. Now there are so many that I have lost count. With only one-half of the points, E/W can make game in hearts.

The Play: The defense was about as good as the bidding. 2S made for a top board.

What Happened? The contract was played in hearts at the other tables, taking 10 tricks in all cases. If West doubles asking partner to “Do Something Intelligent,” Partner will mention hearts and strike gold.

Bridge Futures: There are many bridge games in the Tri-Cities and I am sure there is one for you. Contact the Richland Community Center (RCC) to find a match for your abilities or your preference. The Richland Duplicate Bridge Club has a game every Monday night at the RCC starting at 5:30. Call Tom Edwards at 946-1824 for more information.

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