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  • n  (bridge) a pair of playing cards that are the only cards in their suit in the hand dealt to a player

  • The wire services had top reporters covering the match from start to finish, papers put out extras on results, and readers who could not tell a doubleton from a double followed .
  • Another virtue of Goren's method was that it supplied a practical way of taking distribution into account: on suit bids (but not on no-trump) it adds one point for a doubleton .
  • Later Lenz objected to a Culbertson breach of systema partner's raise on a doubleton suit.
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  • Goren on Bridge
    Goren on Bridge Follow the leader Opening lead: North should not count two points for the queen of hearts — the auction suggests strongly that it is worthless. West starts with king and ace of hearts, East echoing to show a doubleton, and continues with the jack. Since it would be futile to ruff in dummy, declarer discards a diamond loser from the table, as does East. Declarer had intended to ...
    June 21, 2013 - Albany Times Union

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