Posts by Hand Evaluation

Books to Help with Hand Evaluation By David Morgan

By Ana Roth • 8 June, 2017

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One bridge skill that every player can work on by themselves is how to evaluate the strength of a hand.

Hand evaluation – part 9 By August Boehm

By August Boehm • 18 February, 2017

In the same vein as last article, I present you with a bidding sequence and three possible hands you might hold.

Hand evaluation – part 8 By August Boehm

By August Boehm • 14 February, 2017

'I don't know...they all look like cows to me.'

Some players, alas, ignore distribution altogether, a serious mistake…

Hand evaluation – part 7 By August Boehm

By August Boehm • 10 February, 2017

Splinter bids, which send a clear distributional message, present a great opportunity to fine-tune your hand evaluation skills.

Hand evaluation – part 6 By August Boehm

By August Boehm • 5 February, 2017

Cartoon mistakes 1

When re-evaluating, don’t worry about finding a formula to provide an exact point count measurement. If there were such a formula, only an Einstein could use it. Instead….

Hand evaluation – part 5 By August Boehm

By August Boehm • 30 January, 2017

cartoon evaluation 2

The value of a bridge hand, like currency, often fluctuates with events. At the bridge table, those events are the progress of the auction.

Hand evaluation – part 4 By August Boehm

By August Boehm • 28 January, 2017

'Everybody panned us on their consumer evaluation forms except the masochists.'

As this series of articles is intended to demonstrate, there is a lot more to hand evaluation than simply counting your points.

Hand evaluation – part 3 By August Boehm

By August Boehm • 20 January, 2017

evaluation cartoon

To properly evaluate this pair of hands, it was essential to visualize the play in detail in 3NT. There is so much more to hand evaluation than counting points.

Hand evaluation – part 2 By August Boehm

By August Boehm • 11 January, 2017

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Facing a distributional partner, think tricks, not points.

Hand evaluation – part 1 By August Boehm

By August Boehm • 7 January, 2017

evaluacion de la mano

Good hand evaluation involves a lot more than mechanically counting points.