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Penalty Pass

West opens the bidding and partner places a takeout double, telling us to choose a different suit.

But West's suit is also our best suit - we don't want to choose a different suit! What should we do?

Penalty Pass in Bridge

After partner's double, what do you do?

Pass
Bid 1NT
Bid 2♣
Bid 2
Redouble
Though diamonds are our best suit, we don't want to bid 2. West would have a field day! The best solution is to ignore partner's request and simply pass. (God bless you jokers who selected "Redouble")

Thank you to our esteemed Royal member @Edgar for sending in this hand. We're so pleased to have you in the club.

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