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MR. GOREN IS DOUBLING YOU
December 25, 1967
If you look to the right you are seeing more than double, and if you play bridge these days you must sometimes feel that you are hearing more than double, for the double has become a very popular offensive bid. Because the double now serves two purposes—as a takeout to show the strength of your hand and as a way to punish overenthusiastic opponents—it is doubly complex. See how you fare with the following hands. If you score 120 or more you can double for me; between 80 and 120 means nobody will give your bidding a double take. Less than 80? Oh my. Double up on your homework.
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December 25, 1967

Mr. Goren Is Doubling You

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SOUTH

1 [Spade]
4 [Spade]

WEST

2 [Heart]
ALL PASS

What do you lead?

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NORTH

[9 of Spades]
[5 of Spades]
[King of Hearts]
[10 of Hearts]
[6 of Hearts]
[3 of Hearts]
[Ace of Clubs]
[Jack of Clubs]
[10 of Clubs]
[7 of Clubs]
[6 of Clubs]
[2 of Clubs]
[4 of Diamonds]

SOUTH

[King of Spades]
[6 of Spades]
[3 of Spades]
[2 of Spades]
[Ace of Hearts]
[Jack of Hearts]
[9 of Hearts]
[7 of Hearts]
[5 of Hearts]
[King of Clubs]
[Queen of Clubs]
[5 of Diamonds]
[3 of Diamonds]

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