From: Bob Crosby [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, July 26, 2004 11:47 PM
To: Tom Gandolfo; Stan Cabay
Cc: Susan Culham
Subject: D.S.I.P. Double
Another hand for the D.S.I.P. collection . AKJxx Kx KQ10 Qxx I opened 1♠ and Tom bid 1NT and a 2♥ overcall. Whenever you have a 2NT bid its best to describe it with a D.S.I.P. double. A double in this spot is never a trump stack double by agreement anyway so I can never lose with a double. Tom now bids 4♣ . What in the heck is that ? He is not interested in defending nor is he interested in 3NT. He must have a long club suit and feels he is too distribution for 3♣. If he just bid 3♣ , I was passing as 3NT seems very remote. Anyway 5♣ makes if you find the club king with an 8-3 club fit !!
Whenever a D.S.I.P. double takes the place of a natural 2NT bid , you have freed up a meaning for 2NT . I would define as a weakfish hand and wanting to compete in the minors say J10xxx x AKxx AJx .