What To Do When The Partner Is Doubled

The player who, whenever his partner's declaration is doubled, becomes

frightened, concludes that the worst is sure to happen, and that it is

his duty to come to the rescue by jumping headlong into some other

declaration, even if it require an increased number of tricks, is a

most dangerous vis-a-vis. A double does not justify the assumption

that the Declarer is beaten, especially when the partner has any

unannounced help. If the partner be weak, it is folly for him to go

from bad to worse; if strong, he may enable the Declarer to make a

large score. In any event, in nine cases out of ten, "standing pat" is

his best policy.

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