Doubles & Psychic Bidding
Any double on the first round of bidding of a one or two level suit bid is
deemed to be a TAKE OUT DOUBLE.
All other doubles are deemed to be PENALTY DOUBLES. Any
variations from this rule must be alerted.
5. PSYCHIC BIDDING
(a) A psychic bid is a legitimate ploy, always provided that it
contains the same element of surprise for partner as for
(b) Any player at a table where a psyche has occurred may
report the action to the tournament director before the end of
the session in which the psyche occurred.
(c) If there is any doubt about the responder’s bid after a
psyche, the director should take frequency of psyches by the
player who psyched into account. Implied agreements can
arise from frequent psyching.
(d) It is forbidden to psych a conventional opening bid.