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You hold: J942 J1054 AQ5 9 3. Your partner opens one club, the next player bids one diamond and you double (negative). Your partner bids one heart. What do you say?

ANSWER: Your double promised the strength to respond, with four cards in both majors. Partner’s one heart is discouragi­ng. If he had a sound opening bid or more with four-card “support” for a suit you showed, he would have bid more. Pass.

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