With this post, we conclude the discussion of takeout doubles.
Two examples will help bring home the main points.
1.West is the dealer. Both sides are vulnerable.
This was a terrible result for North–South. 3♥ doubled went down two when East had five hearts. West could have made 5♣, but he was not about to bid game.
How do you feel about the bidding?
2. West is the dealer. East-West are vulnerable.
This hand shows how much trust your partner should have in your takeout doubles. Do you think that anyone was out of line on this hand?