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I have a question in regard to Responding to a Take-Out Double.  Opponent had bid 1 H, rsponder's partner had Doubled and next opponent had Passed.

Responder has the following hand:

Hearts      8 2
Diamonds    A 10 9 7 5
Clubs       A 6 3

Responder has 11 HCP plus 1 for the five-card suit; i.e., a Medium Range hand.  Doesn't Responder show this by bidding 2 Diamonds, the same as if he were bidding for a major?  It seems to me I read somewhere that to show a Medium Range hand in this case, Responder would have to bid 3 Diamonds but only 2 if bidding a major.  If you agree, would you please explain to me how this works?

Many thanks.

Stewart Fluney

Hi,

Rules and point ranges for responding to takeout doubles are different from those pertaining to responding to opening bids.

The following article gives a further explanation of how to respond to takeout doubles.

http://web2.acbl.org/documentLibrary/play/Commonly_Used_Conventions/takeoutdoubl
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