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Lead directing doubles (?)

Lead directing doubles offer some spectacular successes. But they are very much two-edged. Check out the Brazil-Sweden match in the closed room (N-S Sweden; E-W Brazil).

BB RR15.

B3:

West
10975
1073
J42
532
North
A3
AJ642
86
AQ98
East
J42
KQ85
AK75
104
South
KQ86
9
Q1093
KJ76
W
N
E
S
 
1
P
1N
P
2
P
2
X
P
P
XX
P
2
P
2N
P
3
P
3
P
3
P
3N
P
P
P
D
3
3NT North
NS: 0 EW: 0
Q
9
7
2
2
0
1
5
Q
2
6
3
1
1
6
2
A
4
1
2
1
A
2
6
5
1
3
1
3
4
Q
7
3
4
1
K
9
4
J
3
5
1
7
3
Q
10
1
6
1
A
5
3
3
1
7
1
9 tricks claimed
N/S +400
8

Check out the double of 2 by East (who is likely to be on lead if 3NT is the final contract. The opponents are unlikely to get to hearts with this East holding).

Probably a bunch of artificial bidding going on, but declarer was up to taking the Q at trick two for his ninth trick, the contract, and 10 IMPs to Sweden (good defense in the other room to find a switch to the 10).

B6:

West
QJ1032
432
AJ108
Q
North
6
QJ8
9532
65432
East
AK94
AK7
Q6
AK97
South
875
10965
K74
J108
W
N
E
S
 
2
P
2
P
2
P
2
P
2N
P
3
P
4
P
4N
P
5
X
XX
P
5
P
5N
P
6
P
6
P
6
P
6
P
7N
P
P
P
D
6
7NT East
NS: 0 EW: 0
5
2
6
A
2
0
1
Q
K
A
13 tricks claimed
E/W +2220
2

I have sympathy with the double of 5 (opponents seem to have agreed spades). But ...

The ultimate F-U bid. 7NT. 2220 to Brenner, and 13 IMPs back to Brazil.

 

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