Doubles takes you beyond the rote application of rules and into the realm of critical and creative thinking. The first three chapters examine the takeout double, advancing a takeout double, and doubler’s rebid and the subsequent auction. Taken together, these chapters provide a complete course on the many issues associated with the classic takeout double and the kinds of issues experts think about when making best use of what has been called the game’s most versatile call. Expanding the scope of the double, the fourth chapter looks at balancing and other doubles. After reading this book, you will certainly find yourself to be a more judicious player who can accurately describe hands in competitive auctions.
Paperback; 152 pages; 2006