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Week 0180 : 4th December 2023



To pass holding a strong hand in the hope the opposition will overbid and you can extract a good penalty against their final contract. You may also see the term used to describe the situation in which you are playing negative doubles but wish you were not.

If a double would be negative, suggesting four hearts and asking partner to bid, you do not want to double. Instead, you should pass (smoothly) in the hope that your partner reopens with a double.

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