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Are penalty doubles a thing of the past?

I will admit it.  It drives me nuts.  You can't double for penalty anymore.  We joked during the Canadian Championships last week that we could never double for penalty!  Double now means: takeout, cooperative, cards, do something intelligent.  My regular partner, Kamel Fergani, is a known proponent of the non penalty double school so I learned to live with it.  But I was still surprised by the following situation:

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Now, this is surely a penalty situation, right?  No, this is a good hand with 2 or 3 spades.  A good 2-4-5-2, 3-4-5-1, 2-4-6-1 or so. What do you with a penalty double?  You pass and hope partners balances with a double.  Makes perfect sense.  But still drives me nuts.   

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Believe or not, Kamel thinks that this double is for penalty!

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