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Penalty or takeout?

edited January 2012 in All Things Bridge
Playing Benji Acol, (with no partnership agreement) in the sequence 1NT - 2C - Dbl is the double penalty or takeout?


  • edited 8:31AM
    With no partnership agreement, it's penalties. The idea is that a 1NT opening is a firm description of the hand, so responder can make the final decision for the partnership.

    However, you'll find that most good pairs who have an agreement, play it as take-out.
  • edited 8:31AM
    All of my tournament partners play that a double of a 2C overcall is Stayman.
  • edited 8:31AM
    By the way, when the agreement is takeout (best), then a reopening double by partner is also takeout. This is probably also true with no agreement, though.
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