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        value hand. Another type opener can have is 18-19 balanced. With this hand,
        your next bid over something non-forcing is to bid 2NT:


              1♥  -  (Pass)  -  1♠  -  (2♣)
          Double  -  (Pass)  -  2♥  -  (Pass)
               ?
                      ♠ AQ3
                      ♥ AQ984
                      ♦ K3
                      ♣ K103

        2NT. This shows 18-19 balanced with a club stopper. Responder should now
        place the contract.







        9. Some more advanced final thoughts



               There is certainly plenty of additional things a serious partnership might

        consider about Support Doubles and Redoubles. I’ll list some of these in no
        particular order.


        1. Opener might make a Support Double with 18-19 balanced and only two-card

        support, if he has no stopper in their suit either:

             1♣ - (Pass) - 1♠ - (2♥)
              ?
                         ♠ KJ
                         ♥ 876
                         ♦ AQ3
                         ♣ AKQ98


               What to do? 3♣ seems inadequate and misdirected, as does pass. 3♦ is a
        substantial distortion but might be your preference anyway. 2NT is the value bid
        but is out with your heart holding.
               I think you should double, then over 2♠ bid 3♥. It isn’t wonderful but it
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