A couple of hands came up while I was playing online last night that presented opportunities to make light negative doubles of a preemptive bid. Are these long-run winning tactics or is it better to "stay fixed" with these hands? Some style is certainly involved, with the daring, gambling type of player favoring the double while the conservative passes without much thought. Here are the 2 hands and situations. Assume neither vul and you are 3rd to act.
Partner opens 1 Diamond, RHO overcalls 3 Clubs.
Partner opens 1 Club, RHO overcalls 3 Diamonds.
Mighty deuce-four strikes again
3 months ago