Left hand opponent opens, partner makes a takeout double, and right hand opponent bids 1NT. Should we double or bid our suit?
At the table, we often come across hands where the Declarer has all but one trick that she needs for her contract. There are many ways to look for that extra trick, some more technical and others, less so, however, the best way to go about it is to maintain a basic discipline.
North opens the bidding 1♦ and East overcalls 1♠. Sitting South, we have a lovely 6-card heart suit but only 6 high card points. We want to do something but aren't strong enough to bid hearts. Luckily, we have the negative double which will ask partner to bid one of the unbid suits. North now bids 2♣ and when it comes back to us, we must decide what to do.