#5 North South Vulnerable
North   East   South   West
   1♠        DBL    ???
 
South
♠ K Q J 5
—-
J 7 6 5 4
♣ 7 6 5 4
 

South should bid 3♠.  Raises after a takeout double are preemptive showing number of trumps.

2♠ = three-card weak raise
3♠ = four-card weak raise
4♠ = five-card weak raise.

Once a player preempts, he rarely bids again in a competitive auction. The weak hand should never take charge!  The stronger hand always has a better chance at getting it right at higher levels.

With a strong responding hand (10+ HCP) responder first redoubles.  A jump to 2NT over a double shows a limit raise in partner’s suit.  It is not natural!  With a normal 2NT response, responder redoubles first.
 
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  1. Did you mean to bid spades or bid diamonds as responder? Also the void should make your hand worth more. I am confused! Doubler might have only 3 spades with our system. Thanks! Jane Boozalis

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