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Vary Your Negative Doubles With the Thrump Double

Negative doubles after an overcall vary according to the suit opened and the suit overcalled.

After a minor-suit opening, negative doubles can be played thru four hearts, bringing spades into the picture.

SPECIAL DOUBLES

Negative thru four hearts over a minor

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After a heart opening, negative doubles should be played thru three clubs, bringing diamonds and spades into the picture and staying below 3NT.

After a spade opening, negative doubles should be played thru three clubs, bringing diamonds and hearts into the picture and staying below 3NT.

After a major-suit opening, the thrump double has more value after an overcall of three diamond or after an overcall of three of the other major.

SPECIAL DOUBLES

Negative thru three clubs over a major
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1 (3 / 3 ) x=asking for stopper

1 (3 / 3) x=asking for stopper

The thrump double: Do you want partner bidding the other major or four clubs when all you may need is a stopper in their suit?

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