The discussion of takeout doubles continues with some examples of what not to do when competing.
1. What do I need to make a takeout double?
2. Can you provide some examples of incorrect bidding?
When you make takeout doubles with inappropriate hands, you will sometimes land on your feet. It is true that the worst does not have to happen, but it will happen often enough that it smarts. Over time, bad takeout doubles (and bad responses to good takeout doubles) will erode partnership confidence. It’s best to learn the correct way from the start.
See if you can spot the mistakes in the following example deals.