What is a responsive double?
A responsive double is a (takeout) double by responder after the opponents have bid and immediately raised a suit and partner has acted either by overcalling or doubling. When the opponents have bid and raised a suit, it is more likely that the double would be useful as takeout rather than as penalty.
What is support double in bridge?
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The support double is a bridge convention used to distinguish between three-card and four-card support for partner’s suit response to one’s opening bid in the scenario where his response is either overcalled or doubled by the opponents.
Can you double your own partner in bridge?
In general, any low-level double after opponents have bid a suit (especially if they have found a fit) and partner has passed is generally played for takeout: the opener himself can double for takeout in the second round of bidding, after the opponents have entered the auction and partner had (usually) passed.
How many points is an overcall in bridge?
You’d have a good five/six card suit and at least about eight/nine points at the (very) low end. To bid 1NT as an overcall, you should have 15-18 (or 19) points, balanced with a stopper in the suit opened.