What is the nominal point count for the hand?
With the 1-4-4-4- hand pattern there is 80% chance of having
an 8-fit with partner. That being the case, should one count
shortness points for the A, and if so how many?
Suppose the A of S is missing and an ...
This book appears to be 10 years old. Does it cover all of
the above bidding agreements?
What are Pattaya's credentials as a player?
What would be the total cost of this book shipped to
S.Windsor, CT 0674 (USA)
Your bidding and that of others seems to be based on the hope that partnership can make game most of the time. But is that supported by any theory or experience?
The deal comes up so seldom, that few player have had an
opportunity to develop any reliable stats.
I just got hold of a library discard copy of "Bridge for
Beginners". It makes for interesting reading. If com-bined with Pattaya's 'Acol/Stand. Am difference" one
can use it for class work in ACBL land. The book is well
Also, "Goren's New Bridge Complete" devotes ...
Max Hardy's book is hard to read but it stresses the absurdity of counting points for shortness when making an opening bid. On p.9 he wrote in bold print: DO NIT ADD POINTS FOR SHORT HOLDINGS>
You can also fine a similar admonition in Kantar's Dummy book ...
I'm disappointed that you are using the"Idiots" book. It
uses a poor hand evaluation method. It's absurd to think
that a short suit can take tricks and counting points for it as opener. What value would a void have in a later NT contract?
Short suits have ...