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        seems like the least of evils. If partner has five spades the hand might play best
        in 4♠ anyway.


        2. Responder’s double jump (or jump to four of a NEW minor, or jump cuebid) is
        ‘autosplinter’, showing that the major is agreed, and shortness there, with slam
        potential.

              1♣  -  (Pass)  - 1♥  -  (2♦)
          Double - (Pass)  - ?
             - 4♦: autosplinter, diamond shortness and slam interest
             - 4♣: invitational and natural (opener bid clubs)


        3. If responder’s RHO takes a bid, responder no longer has to act. Responder
        can compete in either previously bid suit. New suits should be forcing and jumps
        and 2NT still invitational.

               1♦  -  (Pass) - 1♥  -  (1♠)
           Double  - (2♠)  -    ?


             - Pass: nothing special
             - 2NT: invitational
             - 3♣: new suit, forcing
             - 3♦: competing, but might have decent hand
             - 3♥: same
               I suggest that double then 3♥ shows a full-value invitation in a situation
        like this.
               There is a lot of meat on the Support Double and Redouble ‘bones’, but
        the convention is still very worthwhile. If there is sufficient interest I might write a
        second article with even more fine points on the subject. Enjoy!






















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