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         5. How does responder reply to a Support Double or

             Redouble?


                I believe it is best to think of the Support Double as a take-out double. You
         know some additional things, such as what suit opener opened and that he has
         three-card support. If the Support Double or Redouble comes at a low level:


               1♦   -  (Pass)  -  1♥  -  (1♠)
           Double - (Pass) -    ?

            - 1NT, 2♣, 2♦, or 2♥: all non-forcing, up to 10 HCP (High Card Points)
            - 2NT, 3♦, or 3♥: all invitational to game
            - 2♠: game forcing
            - jumps in new suits are probably best played as game forcing, but invitational
              is okay if you prefer
                One thing that might surprise you: responder should bid 1NT on balanced
         hands with no fit, even with no spade stopper. Opener might have good spades
         for the double, and since you are in 1NT it is no big deal if the opponents can run
         spades anyway.


         6. Q & A II


               1♦  -   (Pass)  - 1♥  -  (1♠)
           Double - (Pass)  -  ?
           1.                               2.                             3.                         4.  ♠ 976
                                     ♠ AJ3
                                                          ♠ 97
              ♠ 943
              ♥ J865                 ♥ Q9765              ♥ J1086             ♥ A1075
              ♦ K3                   ♦ Q3                 ♦ KQ97              ♦ KJ3
              ♣ A965                 ♣ J83                ♣ AJ9               ♣ AQ3
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