-  


Negative Doubles 

 
The negative double is probably the most useful of all the defensive bidding conventions in use. It's an important tool to use after the opposition have overcalled your partner's opening bid and you do not have enough points to bid over the opposition

When double does not mean penalties for the opposition

 Requirements

It is important to know exactly when the negative double applies. The bidding must follow this sequence

The Sequence for a Negative Double


Opener Bids Opponent Overcalls You Bid Opponent Bids
1C 1S 'X' negative double Pass

The opening bid may be in any position even a passed hand but it must be one of a

suit (not a notrump bid). The opposition bid must be in a natural right up to the level of 4.

Point Range of a Negative Double

The minimum points is usually 7 or more. Many partnerships agree that with 10+ points you would be free to make other bids so usually the maximum partners agree on is 10 points or can depend on your partnership agreement






To view the full version of this lesson (and 400+ more lessons) please Login.
Boost your Bridge skills with exclusive access to 60SecondBridge member only content 
  •  Access hundreds of Beginner and Intermediate lessons
  •  Rapidly Increase your Bridge skills with practice hands for most lessons
  •  Test and revise your Bridge knowledge with interactive Bridge quizzes
  •  Practice your Bridge skills with Bridge games and activities
  •  Compete on the beginners Bridge competition ladder

     LOGIN or SUBSCRIBE SUBSCRIBE

Next Lesson:
Previous Lesson:


Copyright 2020 Webview (NZ) Ltd. Bridge Game Engine licensed from Bridgeonline Ltd.   Privacy Policy