K&R Hand Evaluator
On 2 April, 2013 At 14:05
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Hand Evaluation –Let me introduce you to the K & R
As you evoke this rather simplistic hand evaluation technique, it becomes clear to you that this method is hopelessly inadequate. First off, barring a ruff, an A will take a trick, always. A king will only take a trick when the A is onside, i.e. half the time and risks getting ruffed. A “Q” is even more likely to become a nothing trick and if it’s in rho’s suit and lho hasn’t raised, it’s going to get ruffed out for sure. The proportions 4/3/2/1 just don’t seem to be quite right. Thereby a hand such as this: AK,8732,A84,8742 and this: A874,7,87,AK8765 are given the same raw point count but the latter definitely has more trick-taking power. The raw point count technique definitely does not tell the whole story.
So if you’re like most developing players, you’re introduced to another evaluation strategy: the losing trick count. For most, losing trick count asks you to…to continue reading
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