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Support Double

The support double is a double, as the name suggests, which shows just 3 card support for partners bid MAJOR suit. Most partnerships just play this up to the 2 level.

Also if a double is made of partners suit then a re-double by partner also shows 3 card support.

If you are playing support doubles it means that bids of partners suit show 4 card support.

Let’s look at some examples

All of these are example of support doubles.

Auction 1

  • 1♣ – P – 1 – 1♠
  • D*

Shows 3 card heart support

Auction 2

  • 1♣ – 1 – 1 – 2
  • D*

Shows 3 card heart support

Auction 3

  • 1♣ – P – 1♠ – 2
  • D*

Shows 3 card spade support

Auction 4

  • 1♣ – P – 1♠ – 2
  • 2♠

This now shows 4 card support because you didn’t double.

Auction 5

  • 1♣ – P – 1♠ – D
  • RD

The RD doesn’t show extra points it just shows you have an opening hand and you’ve got 3 spades in your hand.

Exit Transfers

This video shows you what to do when you’ve been doubled for penalties in a 1NT (usually weak) contract. Click exit transfers for more detailed notes to go along with the video.

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