Posts by Hand Evaluation I

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 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 5 By August Boehm

By August Boehm • 30 January, 2017

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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 1 By August Boehm

By August Boehm • 7 January, 2017

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

How NOT to Play Bridge – Evaluation

By Ana Roth • 10 October, 2016


The enigmatic Professor parted the curtain at the rear of the auditorium stage and strode proudly to his podium.

Points Schmoints – Shape Rules By Sartaj Hans

By Ana Roth • 15 September, 2016


Some common phrases I often hear are “How could I have bid ? I only had four points !” or “How could we bid that game/slam? We only had 22 points between our hands”

The Power of Tens

By Ana Roth • 6 April, 2016

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When Mr. Milton Work invented the point-count method, ace = 4, king = 3, queen = 2 and jack = 1, he did the ten no favours. Contrast these two hands:

Test Your Bidding

By Ana Roth • 23 March, 2016

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Good Points and Bad Points: In discussions between experts, you will hear comments like: “it was a really lousy 12- count” or “that’s the best 6-count I ever held.”

Hand Evaluation by Oren Lidor

By Ana Roth • 23 February, 2016

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When evaluating your hand, points are not too important. It’s distribution and where the points are located. Here are few important points that all players should memorize.

How to be a lucky player

By Ana Roth • 14 February, 2016

How to be a lucky player

This is the title of the new book by Matthew Thomson, Australian professional bridge player.