-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Crosby [mailto:bobcrosby@shaw.ca]
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   .