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OPTIONAL DOUBLE

A double suggesting all-round strength and inviting partner to choose between bidding on and defending for penalties.

At low levels, optional doubles are relatively rare; normally doubles are either definitely penalty or definitely takeout. Optional doubles tend to occur when the opponents have pre-empted to the game level.

On each of these auctions, West’s double is optional.

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