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|ht|e|at|^-Hand Evaluation
Bergen's Method
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fp||cs||cp||ht|l|AT|^b@2In early 2009 Howard Schutzman |CP|1|at|^*Hwww.bridgesights.com/hondobridge/^*N|CP||AT|, BBO nickname "hondo717", our teacher and mentor, held his ^*ISlam Bidding Lesson Series^*N based on Marty Bergen's book, ^*ISlam Bidding Made Easier^*N. Marty Bergen BBO nickname "mbsez";|CP|1|AT| ^*Hwww.martybergen.com^*N ^*Bmbergen@@mindspring.com ^*N|CP||AT|.
The first two sessions were primarily on Bergen's hand evaluation (First lesson, |CP|1|at|^*Htinyurl.com/apbkxoh^*N|CP||at| and the second lesson,|CP|1|at|^*Htinyurl.com/ahmvbsk^*N|CP||at|). For an in depth study of the topic please refer to the book and the BBO movies based on the Slam Bidding series.
This is, however, a stand alone synopsis based on the above sources for those who wish to have a rather comprehensive but short preview.
|ht|u|AT|^bPrepared by Kia (BBO nickname "nome"), aka ^*BMovie Maker ^*N. He wishes to thank Bonnie, BBO nickname "bjmue" and Eileen, BBO nickname "wyoming33" for proofreading this synopsis.|
ht|x|cp||at|Please click the blue ^*BHelp^*N and ^*BPreferences^*N buttons top right to familiarize yourself navigating in this presentation and personalizing the screen for better enjoyment. Further help is available by clicking ^*GHELP,|cp|1|at|How to Navigate ^*N|cp||cs||at|. ^*BAll hyperlinks are in blue^*N.
^tLast update: March 2018
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qx|b,returning|bt||cs|1|cp|4|ht|b|fp|1|at|^-{ Synopsis on Hand Evaluation }
^-|HT|i|fp|2|cs|1|cp|4|at|^-{ AS SOON AS YOU PICK UP YOUR HAND YOU SHOULD COUNT YOUR STARTING POINTS }
^-|ht|j|fp|4|cp||cs||at|^nBy Marty Bergen in Better Slam Bidding with Bergen.
The synopsis is broken down into 4 parts. Part I is the heart of the synopsis explaining the Bergen's method along with comments by Howard. Parts II through IV provide extensive material to practice.
To view a section click the related blue link from the the table of contents below or click the forward arrow continuously to start from the beginning. ^*UAll the texts in blue in the entire presentation are "Hypertext" linked^*N to other information either here or in the Internet which you can immediately access. In most instances you can return to the section you were or to this page by clicking another "Hypertext" located at the bottom of that section.|ht|r|at|^I^*BTABLE OF CONTENTS^*N|
ht|s|cp||at|^*GPI,^c|cp|1|at|Part I, Starting Points - The Main Structure^*N|
ht|t|cp||at|^*GPIIa,^c|cp|1|at|Starting Points Quizzes - Section I of II^*N|
ht|u|cp||at|^*GPIIb,^c|cp|1|at|Starting Points Quizzes - Section II of II^*N|
ht|v|cp||at|^*GPIII,^c|cp|1|at|Part III, Practice Counting Declarer Points ^*N|
ht|w|cp||at|^*GPIV,^c|cp|1|at|Part IV, Practice Counting Dummy Points ^*N|PG||NT||
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qx|PI, Part I|ht|e|at|^I^*BTABLE OF CONTENTS^*N
|ht|g|cp||at|^*GA00,|cp|1|at|^BStarting Points - The Main Structure^*N
|ht|h|cp||at|^*GA0,|cp|1|at|^BWhat are counted in Starting Points^*N
|ht|i|cp||at|^*GA1,|cp|1|at|^BRaw HCP ^*N
|ht|j|cp||at|^*GA2,|cp|1|at|^BLength Points ^*N
|ht|k|cp||at|^*GA3,|cp|1|at|^BDubious Doubletons/Singletons ^*N
|ht|l|cp||at|^*GA4,|cp|1|at|^BQuality Suit Points ^*N
|ht|m|cp||at|^*GA5,|cp|1|at|^BAdjust-3 ^*N
|ht|n|cp||at|^*GA6,|cp|1|at|^BDeclarer Points ^*N
|ht|o|cp||at|^*GA7,|cp|1|at|^BDummy Points ^*N
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qx|A00, The Steps in Bergen's Hand Evaluation|
ht|b|fp|2|cs|1|cp|4|at|^-{ The Steps in Bergen's Hand Evaluation }
^-|PG||FP|2|
ht|d|AT|^-{Bergen's hand evaluation has two steps.}
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HT|f|fp||cs||cp||at|^b{As soon as you pick up your cards.}|pg||
HT|h|fp|2|cs|1|cp|4|at|^-{ count your STARTING POINTS }
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HT|j|fp||cs||cp||at|^c{After the bidding if you become the declarer}
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HT|l|fp|2|cs|1|cp|4|at|^c{ count your DECLARER POINTS }|pg||
HT|j|fp||cs||cp||at|^o{and if you become the dummy}|pg||
HT|l|fp|2|cs|1|cp|4|at|^o{ count your DUMMY POINTS }|pg||
HT|n|fp||cs||cp||at|In auctions such as transfers, unusual NT, and Michaels cuebid the above roles are reversed. In such auctions the dummy usually has more trumps. Therefore, the declarer counts the hand as a dummy hand and dummy counts the hand as a declarer hand.|
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Click |CS|1|FP|2|cp|1|AT|^*GA0, counting the STARTING POINTS^*n|fp||cs||cp||at| if you wish to learn how.
Click |CS|1|FP|2|cp|1|AT|^*GA6, counting the DECLARER POINTS^*n|fp||cs||cp||at| if you wish to learn how.
^CClick |CS|1|FP|2|cp|1|AT|^*GA6a, Declarer Points Examples^*n|fp||cs||cp||at| if you wish to see more.
Click |CS|1|FP|2|cp|1|AT|^*GA7, counting the DUMMY POINTS^*n|fp||cs||cp||at| if you wish to learn how.
Click |CS|1|FP|2|cp|1|AT|^*GB, TABLE OF CONTENTS^*n|fp||cs||cp||at| to return to it.|PG||NT||
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qx|A0|ht|b|fp|2|cs|1|cp|4|at|^-{ Components of Starting Points }
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The most popular hand evaluation method is counting the HCP along with its various modifications. I am sure you know that by now. Then there is Losing Trick Count (LTC) |CP|1|AT|^*Htinyurl.com/9wpedyd^*N|CP||AT|, Quick Tricks |CP|1|AT|^*Htinyurl.com/bksyean^*N|CP||AT| and others which are not the focus of this synopsis. BTW, the links given in this synopsis are for the Viewer Version which you can use on any device which has browsing capability. You can also find the BBO version for download both at BIL library at|CP|1|AT|^*Hwww.bilbridge.com^*N|CP||AT| or Howard's web site at |CP|1|AT|^*Hwww.bridgesights.com/hondobridge/^*N|CP||AT|.
First and most important part of Bergen's method is counting the Starting Points of a given hand-that is to evaluate the hand before any bidding. It has five parts. You calculate each part and the sum is the hand's value before any bidding-Starting Points. They are:|pg||
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The most popular hand evaluation method is counting the HCP along with its various modifications. I am sure you know that by now. Then there is Losing Trick Count (LTC) |CP|1|AT|^*Htinyurl.com/9wpedyd^*N|CP||AT|, Quick Tricks |CP|1|AT|^*Htinyurl.com/bksyean^*N|CP||AT| and others which are not the focus of this synopsis. BTW, the links given in this synopsis are for the Viewer Version which you can use on any device which has browsing capability. You can also find the BBO version for download both at BIL library at|CP|1|AT|^*Hwww.bilbridge.com^*N|CP||AT| or Howard's web site at |CP|1|AT|^*Hwww.bridgesights.com/hondobridge/^*N|CP||AT|.
First and most important part of Bergen's method is counting the Starting Points of a given hand-that is to evaluate the hand before any bidding. It has five parts. You calculate each part and the sum is the hand's value before any bidding-Starting Points. They are:|
HT|m|AT|^BRaw High Card Points (HCP)|
HT|n|AT|^BLength Points|
HT|o|AT|^BQuality Suit Points|
HT|p|AT|^BDubious Doubletons/Singletons|
HT|q|AT|^BAdjust-3|PG||
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The most popular hand evaluation method is counting the HCP along with its various modifications. I am sure you know that by now. Then there is Losing Trick Count (LTC) |CP|1|AT|^*Htinyurl.com/9wpedyd^*N|CP||AT|, Quick Tricks |CP|1|AT|^*Htinyurl.com/bksyean^*N|CP||AT| and others which are not the focus of this synopsis. BTW, the links given in this synopsis are for the Viewer Version which you can use on any device which has browsing capability. You can also find the BBO version for download both at BIL library at|CP|1|AT|^*Hwww.bilbridge.com^*N|CP||AT| or Howard's web site at |CP|1|AT|^*Hwww.bridgesights.com/hondobridge/^*N|CP||AT|.
First and most important part of Bergen's method is counting the Starting Points of a given hand-that is to evaluate the hand before any bidding. It has five parts. You calculate each part and the sum is the hand's value before any bidding - Starting Points. They are:|
HT|m|AT|^BRaw High Card Points (HCP)|
HT|n|AT|^BLength Points|
HT|o|AT|^BQuality Suit Points|
HT|p|AT|^BDubious Doubletons/Singletons|
HT|q|AT|^BAdjust-3|
ht|t|at|^BCounting the Declarer and Dummy Points are the second and third legs of Bergen's Hand Evaluation.|PG||
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The most popular hand evaluation method is counting the HCP along with its various modifications. I am sure you know that by now. Then there is Losing Trick Count (LTC) |CP|1|AT|^*Htinyurl.com/9wpedyd^*N|CP||AT|, Quick Tricks |CP|1|AT|^*Htinyurl.com/bksyean^*N|CP||AT| and others which are not the focus of this synopsis. BTW, the links given in this synopsis are for the Viewer Version which you can use on any device which has browsing capability. You can also find the BBO version for download both at BIL library at|CP|1|AT|^*Hwww.bilbridge.com^*N|CP||AT| or Howard's web site at |CP|1|AT|^*Hwww.bridgesights.com/hondobridge/^*N|CP||AT|.
First and most important part of Bergen's method is counting the Starting Points of a given hand-that is to evaluate the hand before any bidding. It has five parts. You calculate each part and the sum is the hand's value before any bidding - Starting Points. They are:|
HT|m|AT|^BRaw High Card Points (HCP)|
HT|n|AT|^BLength Points|
HT|o|AT|^BQuality Suit Points|
HT|p|AT|^BDubious Doubletons/Singletons|
HT|q|AT|^BAdjust-3|
ht|t|at|^BCounting the Declarer and Dummy Points are the second and third legs of Bergen's Hand Evaluation.|
HT|X|AT|If you wish click |CS|1|FP|2|cp|1|AT|^*GB, TABLE OF CONTENTS^*n|fp||cs||cp||at| to return to it.
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qx|A1,Raw HCP|ht|b|fp|2|CP|4|CS|1|AT|^-
{ Raw HCP }
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In this part you simply count the High Card Points.
A = 4, K = 3, Q = 2, and J = 1. To refresh our memory let us count the High Card Points for the following hand.|PG||NT||
st||SV|o|Rh||AH|Example 1|md|sAKQJT HkQT CA98 D98|NT|^B@2
The hand shown above has 19 High Card Points. |PG||HC|sAKQJ|AT| Ten High Card Points in spades. @SA = 4, @SK = 3, @SQ = 2, and @SJ = 1. |PG||LC|sAKQJ|NT||at|
^B@25 High Card Points in hearts. @HK = 3 and @HQ = 2.|HC|HkQ|PG||LC|HkQ|NT||at|
^B@2And 4 High Card Points in clubs. @CA = 4. There are no HCP in diamonds.|HC|CA|PG||lc|sAKQJHkQCA|pg||NT|^B@2
Next is Length Points.|HT|X|AT|If you wish click |CS|1|FP|2|cp|1|AT|^*GB, TABLE OF CONTENTS^*n|fp||cs||cp||at| to return to it.|PG||NT||bt||
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qx|A2,Length Points|ht|b|fp|2|CP|4|CS|1|AT|^-
{ Length Points }
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To evaluate a hand HCP are not always accurate. Let us look at the following two hands.|PG||AT| Which hand would you rather hold when your partner bids 2@S - first hand with 18 HCP|HC|SHKQJDKQJCKQJ|at| or second with zero HCP?
|HT|g|cs|1|at|^b {|ih|pSHKQJ86DKQJ2CKQJ5|at|}
|HT|m|cs|1|at|^b {|ih|pST9853H6D3C987543|at|}|PG|
|HT|g|cp||AT|^K@2^Y@3It is quite possible that you can make 4@S with the 2nd hand, even if partner has as little as AJxxxx of spades and a stiff club. But you might not even make 2 spades with the first hand. The point is, HCP by themselves do not constitute good hand evaluation.|cp|8|at|Distribution and fit with partner is often even more important.|cp||PG||AT|
^K@2^Y@3How many times you have heard someone say, "I cannot believe they made game against me with my 20 HCP."|PG||AT| HCP per se do not take tricks. Good fits and distribution are what counts. |PG||
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Length Points or the second part works as follows:|PG||AT|^*B
You count 1 point for each card in each suit that has more than 4 cards in it. So a 5 card suit is worth 1 point, six card suit 2 points, etc.|PG||AT| Let us go over a few examples calculating the Starting Points solely based on the two parts we have reviewed so far - HCP and Length Points.^*N|PG||NT||lc|SHKQJDKQJCKQJ|bt||
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^BHow many starting points are in these hands focusing only on HCP and Length?
|HT|f|cs|1|at|^b {|ih|pSSAT953HKQ86DK32C5|at|} |PG||HT|e|AT|
^K@2^Y@313 is correct.|HC|SAHKQDK|AT| 12 HCP and 1 length point in spades.|PG|
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|HT|K|cs|1|at|^b {|ih|pSSAT953HKQ862DK3C5|at|} |PG||HT|j|AT|
^K@2^Y@3This is the same as the last hand, except a 5th heart added , so 14 is the correct answer. 12 HCP + 1 each for hearts and spades. You add length points, regardless of the suit quality. Even a 76543 holding is still worth one length point. |PG|
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|HT|p|cs|1|at|^b {|ih|pSSAT9632HKQ86DK3C5|at|} |HT|p|PG||AT|
^K@2^Y@3Correct answer is 14 Starting Points. 12 HCP + 2 points for 6 card spade suit.|PG|
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|HT|u|cs|1|at|^b {|ih|pSAT53HKQ86DK32C95|at|} |HT|v|PG||AT|12 it is. No length points, just 12 raw HCP.|PG||HT|X|AT|
Next is Dubious Doubletons/Singletons. However, if you wish click |CS|1|FP|2|cp|1|AT|^*GB, TABLE OF CONTENTS^*n|fp||cs||cp||at| to return to it.|PG||LC|SAHKQDK|NT||
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qx|A3,Dubious Doubletons/Singletons|
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{ Dubious Doubletons/Singletons }
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A singleton honor, other than the ace, is not worth as much, because it may not take a trick. And a doubleton Q or doubleton J is also not worth as much. Dubious Singleton honors are easy to spot. However, Dubious Doubletons are a bit harder to spot. Bergen lists all of the Dubious Doubletons. Howard, however, thinks it is easier to define a Dubious Doubleton as |PG||FP|2|cs|1|CP|4|AT|
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{ ANY DOUBLETON THAT CONTAINS THE Q OR J AND DOES NOT CONTAIN
THE ACE AS THE OTHER CARD}
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For example, Qx and Jx are clearly Dubious Doubletons. Kx is not a Dubious Doubleton, because the K is not forced to be played under the ace. Other examples of Dubious Doubletons are KQ, QJ, and KJ. Basically, Dubious Doubletons are defined as any doubleton with a Q or J and not the ace. According to Bergen's method you deduct one point for each Dubious Doubleton or Singleton. Let us count Starting Points of the next examples with the added parameter of Dubious Doubletons/Singletons.|PG||
HT|n|va|6|at|^b {|ih|psAT53H6542DK32CKQ|at|} |HT|m|PG||AT|
^K@2^Y@3The hand has 11 Starting Points - 12 HCP|HC|SADKCKQ|AT|, no length points, subtract 1 for @CKQ Dubious Doubleton.|PG||lC|SADKCKQ|
HT|q|at|^b {|ih|pSK9852HKQ86D83CA5|at|}|HT|p|PG||AT|
^K@2^Y@3The Starting Points count is 13. |hc|SKHKQCA|at|12 HCP + 1 spade length point and no dubious singletons. @CA5 is not a dubious doubleton.|PG||lc|SKHKQCA|
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HT|s|at|^b {|ih|pSQJ53HAj5Dj342CJ4|at|}|HT|s|PG||AT|
^K@2^Y@39 is the Starting Points value of this hand - 10 HCP,|HC|sQJHAjcj4dj|AT| -1 for dubious Doubleton clubs.|PG||LC|sQJHAjcj4dj|
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HT|v|at|^b {|ih|pST532H8654Da2Ct98|at|}|HT|u|PG||AT|
^K@2^Y@34 Starting Points are the value of this hand. 4 HCP|HC|DA|at|. No length or Dubious Doubletons. diamond A2 is not dubious. According to the Bergen methodology a doubleton with an ace is never dubious.|PG||HT|y|AT|
Next is Quality Suit Points. However, if you wish click |CS|1|FP|2|cp|1|AT|^*GB, TABLE OF CONTENTS^*n|fp||cs||cp||at| to return to it.|PG||LC|DA|NT||bt||
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qx|A4, Quality Suit Points|ht|b|fp|2|CP|4|CS|1|AT|^-
{ Quality Suit Points }
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A quality suit is defined as a 4-card or longer suit which contains three of the top five honors. Ace, King, Queen, Jack and Ten are the honors. You add one point for each quality suit in the hand - Quality Suite Point. For example KQ10x is considered a "quality suit" and equals one point. However, there would be no points for KQ10 - only three cards. Following are several hands holding quality suits. The total number of Quality Suits Points is printed under each hand.|PG||
ht|j|at|^bHand 1|HT|k|cs|6|at|^b{|ih|akj3hakt6daqj2c3|at|}|HT|p|at|^B3 Quality Suits|PG||ht|j|CS||at|^fHand 2|HT|k|cs|6|at|^f{|ih|akj3hakt6daqjc34|at|}|HT|p|at|^f2 Quality Suits|PG||ht|j|CS||at|^jHand 3|HT|k|cs|6|at|^j{|ih|akj3hak6daqjct43|at|}|HT|p|at|^j1 Quality Suit|PG||ht|j|CS||at|^nHand 4|HT|k|cs|6|at|^n{|ih|kj3hat6daq2ct983|at|}|HT|p|at|^nNo Quality Suits|PG||ht|j|CS||at|^rHand 5|HT|k|cs|6|at|^r{|ih|ak83hakt6daqj2c3|at|}|HT|p|at|^r2 Quality Suits|PG||ht|j|CS||at|^vHand 6|HT|k|cs|6|at|^v{|ih|ak3hakjt64daqjc3|at|}|HT|p|at|^v1 Quality Suit|PG||ht|q|at|
I am sure you noticed that the Quality suit in the hand 6 is a Long suit too. Therefore, with what we have learned so far its Starting Points are 25.|PG||NT||
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^-{ Number of Quality Suits }
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^B@2^Z@3The following is the list all quality suits for Hearts in order of their HCP.
^c 3 HCP: ^E@HQJ10x
^c 4 HCP: ^E@HKJ10x
^c 5 HCP: ^E@HKQ10x ^H@HAJ10x
^c 6 HCP: ^E@HKQJx ^H@HKQJ10 ^K@HAQ10x
^c 7 HCP: ^E@HAQJx ^H@HAQ10 ^K@HAK10x
^c 8 HCP: ^E@HAKJx ^H@HAKJ10
^c 9 HCP: ^E@HAKQx ^H@HAKQ10
^c10 HCP: ^E@HAKQJ|PG||
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Next is Adjust-3. However, if you wish click |CS|1|FP|2|cp|1|AT|^*GB, TABLE OF CONTENTS^*n|fp||cs||cp||at| to return to it.|PG||NT||
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qx|A5,Adjust-3|ht|b|fp|2|CP|4|CS|1|AT|^-
{ Adjust-3 }
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Adjust-3, the last part, is the most complicated but does not apply to most hands. The old method of assigning values of 4, 3, 2, 1 to Ace, King, Queen, and Jack respectively is not completely accurate. Based on recent mathematical analysis, using a 10 point system, the more accurate values are:^*B
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A = 4.5, K = 3, Q = 1.5, J = .75, 10 = .25
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^*NBut the beauty of 4-3-2-1 is, it is relatively easy and most have trouble remembering the more accurate new set of point counts. Marty Bergen came up with a way of approximating these point counts, which he calls "Adjust-3" and is much easier to use. The standard point counts under values Aces and 10s and over values Queens and Jacks (Quacks). Therefore, if the hand contains lots more Aces and 10s, add something and if it contains lots more Queens and Jacks, subtract something. Therefore, for each hand, count up the number of Aces and 10s and count up the number of Queens and Jacks (Quacks).|PG||FP|2|AT|
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If the number of Aces and 10s is greater by 3 but (for example you have 4 Aces
and 10s and only 1 queen), add (adjust) 1 point to the hand's value.
If the difference is greater by 6 add another point.
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Similarly, if the number of Queens and Jacks exceed the number of Aces and 10s by 3
but less than 6 (say you have 5 Queens and Jacks, and 2 Aces), you subtract (adjust) 1 point.|PG||AT|
If the difference is 6+ in either situations add/subtract (adjust) 2.
And finally, Do nothing if the difference is 2 or less.
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Doing Adjust-3 is rather most difficult part of Bergen's method. If you don't want to bother, most of the time it won't make a difference. What you can do instead is look at your hand. If there are lots of Queens and Jacks, or lots of Aces and 10s, then you can try to apply Adjust-3, otherwise don't need to bother. However, it is good to remember if Aces+Tens outnumber Quacks by 3 or more (but less than 6) add one point. If Quacks outnumber Aces+tens by 3 or more (but less than 6), subtract one point. Adjust 2 points if one group or the other outnumbers by 6+. Let us practice a few examples and figure out the Starting Points for each hand using the complete Bergen's method.|PG|
|HT|g|at|^b {|ih|pSQJ4HKJ63DKQ64CAQ|at|} |HT|f|PG||AT|
^K@2^Y@3The hand is worth 17 Starting Points. Subtract 1 from 18 HCP. Five quacks - 1 ace = 4 which means subtract 1. There are no points for length or Quality suits and no Dubious Doubletons/singletons.|PG||
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HT|l|at|^b {|ih|pSK83HA976DA853CA5|at|} |HT|k|PG||AT|
^K@2^Y@316 Starting Points is the count for this hand. 15 HCP + 1 for 3 aces (no quacks.)|PG||
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HT|q|at|^b {|ih|pSKQ4HAJ85DKJ83CKT|at|} |HT|p|PG||AT|
^K@2^Y@317 Starting Points are the count. 17 HCP and no Adjust-3 (1 ace, 1 ten, and 3 quacks). And no points for length, quality suits or Dubious Doubletons/Singletons.|PG||
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HT|v|at|^b {|ih|pSAT4HT943DAK96CK2|at|} |HT|u|PG||AT|
^K@2^Y@3There are 15 Starting points in this hand. 14 HCP plus 1 for Adjust-3 (4 Aces/10s and no quacks). No other additions or subtraction.|PG||NT||
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HT|b|at|^b {|ih|pSAT732HAKT8DJ2C82|at|} |HT|a|PG||AT|
^K@2^Y@3The hand has 14 Starting Points. 12 HCP, + 1 spades length point, + 1 heart quality suit, - 1 for @DJx, and + 1 for Adjust-3 (more Aces+Tens than Quacks).|PG||
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HT|g|at|^b {|ih|pS9HAQJ754DAKJ3C75|at|} |HT|g|PG||AT|
^K@2^Y@3There are 19 Starting Points in this hand. 15 HCP, + 2 for heart length, and + 2 for quality red suits (1 for each).|PG||
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HT|l|at|^b {|ih|pSKJHQJ75DQ87643CQ|at|} |HT|l|PG||AT|
^K@2^Y@310 Starting Points are the value of the hand. 11 HCP. Adjustments are 2 length points, no quality suits, -2 for Dubious doubleton/singleton, and -1 for Adjust-3. |PG||ht|r|at|
^b@2Based on standard Rule of 20 (combined length of two longest suits plus HCP) this hand is an opener. However, based on the implications of Bergen's method on Rule of 20 this hand is not an opener. In Bergen's method Rule of 20 is the combined length of two longest suits plus ^*Uadjusted^*N HCP. The ^*Uadjusted^*N HCP is the sum of regular HCP, quality suits, Adjust-3, and Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. In another word it is Starting Points without length points.|PG||AT|
The last hand has 8 ^*Uadjusted^*N HCP (11 HCP less 2 points for Dubious Singleton/Doubletons, and less one point for Adjust-3). Therefore, 4 (Hearts) + 6 (Diamonds) + 8 ^*Uadjusted^*N HCP = 18 and you cannot open it. This conflict only occurs with hands holding many Quacks and Dubious Singleton/Doubleton.|PG||HT|z|AT|
Next is the Summary. However, if you wish click |CS|1|FP|2|cp|1|AT|^*GB, TABLE OF CONTENTS^*n|fp||cs||cp||at| to return to it.|PG||NT||bt||
%%% a summary
ht|b|fp|2|cs|1|cp|4|at|^-{ Summary }
^-|HT|E|fp||AT|^-{Below are the five steps to calculate the Starting Points.}|at|
{ count the RAW HCP }
{ add points for LENGTH }
{ subtract points for DUBIOUS HONORS }
{ add points for QUALITY SUITS }
{ QUACK ADJUSTMENTS }
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Next is Declarer Points. However, if you wish click |CS|1|FP|2|cp|1|AT|^*GB, TABLE OF CONTENTS^*n|fp||cs||cp||at| to return to it.|PG||NT||
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{ AS SOON AS YOU PICK UP YOUR HAND YOU SHOULD COUNT YOUR STARTING POINTS }
^-|ht|d|cp||at|^m By Marty Bergen in Better Slam Bidding with Bergen|
HT|f|CS|1|cp|4|fp|1|AT|^-{ Bergen Points or Declarer points }
^-|PG||cp|8|fp|2|va|4|at|S|cp||fp||at|tarting |cp|8|fp|2|at|P|cp||fp||at|oints" represent a reasonably accurate value of each hand before the auction. An accurate count is a MUST for any bridge player.|PG||AT|
"|cp|8|FP|2|at|D|cp||FP||at|eclarer |cp|8|FP|2|at|P|FP||cp||at|oints" or "|cp|8|at|B|cp||at|ergen |cp|8|at|P|cp||at|oints" on the other hand represents the accurate value of the hand which declares after a fit is established.|PG||cp|4|AT|
{ How do you get the correct Bergen or Declarer Points? }|PG||cp||AT|
Declarer points according to Bergen's method has two parts,
^c(a). Starting Points and
^c(b). Additional Points after the fit.
Therefore, first count the Starting Points then add additional points, according to schedule below - because there is a fit.|PG||fp|2|AT|
^Ca. ^dAdd 2 points for a Singleton |PG||AT|
^Cb. ^DAdd 4 points for a void |PG||AT|
^Cc. ^dAdd only 1 point for 2 or 3 Doubletons|PG||AT|
^Cd. ^dAdd Zero point for one doubleton |PG||AT|
^Ce. ^DAdd 1 point for each trump over 5 |PG||AT|
^Cf. ^dAdd 1 point for each and any 4+ side suit.|PG||cp|4|AT|
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{ The sum of those addons and Starting Points = "Bergen Points or Declarer Points"
which is True Value of declarer's hand.}
^-|PG||NT||HT|b|cs|1|Cp|4|AT|^-{ Bergen Points or Declarer points }
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Let us repeat the schedule as it is outlined in Marty Bergen's book. Declarer Points = a + b
^B-- a. Starting points plus
^B-- b. Declarer Adjustments After a Raise calculated according to the following guideline.
^C-- A Singleton is a two points asset.
^C-- A Doubleton = 0 point
^C-- 2-3 Doubleton = 1 point only
^C-- A Void = 4 points and not 3 as is traditional
^C-- Add 1 point for each trump over 5
^C-- A 4-card side suit (even a weak one) = 1 point|PG||at|
Please note that a "^*B5-card quality side suit ^*N" is particularly valuable in declarer's hand after a fit. Such holding, originally contributes 1 point for length and 1 point for quality to the Starting Points calculation. Then, after the fit declarer adds another point for a 4+ card side suit. Therefore, a 5-card side suit of good quality add 3 points to the value of declarer's hand in addition to its Raw HCP.|PG||HT|q|cs|1|at|^b {|ih|pCAKJ87|at|}|ht|q|at|^i@2^Z@3 The suit on left is worth 11 points in declarer's hand. 8 HCP + 1 point for quality suit + 1 length point for a 4+-card suit + 1 point for a 4+card side suit in declarer's hand which is only added after a fit.|PG||
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^b There are a few examples next.|PG||FP||NT||
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qx|A6a|ST||pn|You,,,|MD|1SATHAK7652D3CAJT9,,,|sv|o|rh||AH|Board D1|sv|o|mb|1hp3c|an|Limit raise-Rev Bergen Raises|PG||MB|p|lb|*mHow many Declarer Points do you have?^24~23~22~25^1|NT|^B@2
The hand is worth 24 Bergen points. Starting points = 20, 16 Raw HCP, 2 length points,1 quality suit point and plus one point because Aces/Tens exceed the quacks. Once partner makes a limit raise, you can add 4 Additional Points, 1 point for your sixth heart + 1 point for your 4 card club side suit + 2 points for your singleton.|PG||NT||lb|*bPlease make a bid. Keep trying till you get the correct answer.^^6h|mb|6h|NT|^B@2
The partnership has 34-36 points, they should be in 6@H. You could either cue bid controls, or just bid 6@H. There is no reason to bid Blackwood since you have controls in all suits. Bergen recommends you just bid 6@H, as 7 would take a very specific hand from partner, and would be difficult to figure out.|PG||NT||
%%%%% board D2
ST||pn|You,,,|MD|1SKQHAKJ64DK763CQJ,,,|sv|o|rh||AH|Board D2|sv|o|mb|1hp3c|an|Limit raise-Rev Bergen Raises|PG||MB|p|lb|*mHow many Declarer Points do you have?^24~20~22~25^2|NT|^B@2
18 Starting Points = 19 Raw HCP + 1 length point + 1 quality suit - 2 dubious Doubletons - 1 adjust3. There are 2 Additional points after the raise, 1 for 2 Doubletons and 1 for 4+ diamond side suit. That is 20 Bergen Points.|PG||NT||lb|*bPlease make a bid. Keep trying till you get the correct answer.^^4h|mb|4h|NT|^B@2
The partnership has 20 + max of 12 which is only 32, so you should just bid 4@H. Please note that when counting Dummy Points you add 1 for each doubleton. However, for calculating Declarer Points, 2 Doubletons are worth 1 point, 1 doubleton is not worth anything extra.|PG||NT||
%%%%% board D3
ST||pn|You,,,|MD|1SAJ4HKQ872DAQT92,,,|sv|o|rh||AH|Board D3|sv|o|mb|1hp3c|an|Limit raise-Rev Bergen Raises|PG||MB|p|lb|*mHow many Declarer Points do you have?^24~18~20~19^1|NT|^B@2
This hand is worth 24 Declarer Points. 19 starting ( 16 Raw HCP + 2 length points + 1 quality point) + 5 Declarer Addition Points ( 4 for void + 1for 4+ diamond) = 24 Bergen Points.|PG||NT||lb|*bPlease make a bid. Keep trying till you get the correct answer.^^6h|mb|6h|NT|^B@2
Bid 6@H, since you have controls in all suits.|PG||NT||
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ST||pn|You,,,|MD|3SQ742HQJ7DK76CKQ7,,,|sv|o|rh||AH|Board D4|sv|o|mb|1dp1sp4sp|lb|*mHow many Declarer Points do you have?^14~13~12~15^3|NT|^B@2
You have 12 Declarer Points (13 Raw HCP -1 for quacks) which the same as the Starting Points because there are no additions because of a fit. Pass is the correct bid.|PG||NT||lb|*bPlease make a bid. Keep trying till you get the correct answer.^^p|mb|p|NT|^B@2
Pass is correct.|PG||NT||
%%%%% Board D5
ST||pn|You,,,|MD|3SK97654HAK5D985C5,,,|sv|o|rh||AH|Board D5|sv|o|mb|1dp1sp4sp|lb|*mHow many Declarer Points do you have?^14~13~12~15^4|NT|^B@2
Starting Points are 10 HCP + 2 for six spades = 12. Because of the fit you add one (double dip) for sixth spade and 2 for singleton, so you have 15 Declarer Points.|PG||NT||lb|*bPlease make a bid. Keep trying till you get the correct answer.^^4n|mb||NT|^B@2
So you know you have enough in terms of points to bid six. The question is do you have enough Aces? To find out you bid 4NT, and bid six if you are only missing one Ace at most. Don't worry about 2 diamond losers, since partner opened 1@D.|PG||NT||
%%%%% board d6
st||sk|S|md|1SJT43HAQ7DAK962C41,,SKQ752HK9542D5CA2,|rh||ah|Board D6|sv|n|nt||AT|^B@2
This is the opener's hand.|PG||lb|*mHow many Starting Points do you have?^14~13~12~15^4|NT|^B@2
The hand is worth 15 Starting point (14 Raw HCP + 1 for 5-card diamond).|PG||NT||lb|*bPlease make a bid. Keep trying till you get the correct answer.^^1d|mb|1d|MB|P|PG||NT||sk|n|lb|*mHow many Starting Points do you have?^14~13~12~15^1|NT|^B@2
14 Starting Points are correct. 12 Raw HCP + 2 for length in @S and @H.|PG||NT||lb|*bPlease make a bid. Keep trying till you get the correct answer.^^1s|NT|^B@2
1@S is the correct response.|MB|1sP|PG||SK|S|lb|*mHow many Dummy Points do you have?^14~18~16~15^2|NT|^B@2
The fit is established. Opener is the dummy now and has 18 dummy points, 15 Starting Points + 3 for singleton @C.|PG||NT||lb|*bPlease make a bid. Keep trying till you get the correct answer.^^3s|NT|^B@2
The correct bid is 3@S showing 17-19 Dummy points.|MB|3SP|pg||SK|N|NT||lb|*mHow many Declarer Points do you have?^14~17~16~15^2|NT|^B@2
We already decided responder had 14 Starting Points. You can now add 2 for the singleton, plus 1 point for 4+ hearts. So total is 17 Declarer Points.|PG||NT||lb|*bPlease make a bid. Keep trying till you get the correct answer.^^4n|NT|^B@2
Since opener showed 17, there are enough points for slam, assuming you are not missing 2 Aces. So 4N is the bid. As a reminder, as declarer, you only add a point for 2 doubletons, not one doubleton.|MB|4N|PG||MB|P|MB|5h|AN|2 Aces, no Q of spades|PG||MB|p|MB|6sPPP|PG||SK||nt||AT|^B@2
Responder bids 4N, and opener bids 5@H (2 Aces, no Q of spades), and responder bids 6@s. And if you look at the two hands, 6@S is a great contract, with only 26 Raw HCP. BTW, if you are off a point or so, it really doesn't much matter. The idea is for you to figure out how to upgrade your hands appropriately. The point is that you can bid slams with good fits, even with not that many high card point.|PG||AT|
Next is Dummy Points. However, if you wish click |FP|2|cp|1|AT|^*GB, TABLE OF CONTENTS^*n|fp||cs||cp||at| to return to it.|PG||NT||bt||
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HT|b|cs|1|Cp|4|FP|2|AT|^-{ Dummy Points }
^-|HT|c|CP||FP||at|As the first step as soon as you pick up your hand is counting your Starting Points. Then you should re-evaluate your hand's value after each bid. At the end of the auction, you are either a Dummy, or a Declarer, or defending.
If partner opens a suit, you have a raise, there is a fit and that suit becomes trump, you will be dummy. You should upgrade the value of the hand (based to Bergen's guideline). The result is the ^*BDummy Points^*N.|PG||ht|h|fp|2|cs|1|cp|4|AT|^-{The sum of "Starting Points" and "Short-Suit Points" is the Dummy Points.}
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We already know how to count the Starting Points. The Short-Suit Points are the values assigned to Voids, Doubletons and Singletons in Dummy's hand according to schedule recommended by Marty Bergen.|PG||AT|
Please note that in Bergen's method the dummy hand is the hand with shorter trump suit. Therefore, when the auction is completed after transfers, Michaels cuebids, or unusual NTs the dummy or the hand which goes on the table should upgrade the hand as a declarer and declarer upgrades the hand using the dummy points guideline.|PG||
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^c{Components of Dummy's Short- Suit Points}|PG||AT|
^d{1. Add one point (1) for each doubleton;}|PG||AT|
^d{2. Add two points (2) for each Singleton with 3-card trump and
^d add three points (3) with 4+card trump;}|PG||AT|
^d{3. For void add 1 point for each trump card. You add 5 if you have 5 trumps.}|PG||fp||cp||AT|
So it is very simple. You plan to raise partner's suit and that suit most likely becomes trump. You already have counted your Starting Points. Now, your hand as a probable dummy needs to be upgraded. Then, count the Short-Suit points if any and add them to the Starting Points. Now you have an accurate value of your hand and can go further if your Dummy Points warrant.|PG||NT||
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{ Dummy Points IS THE VALUE OF THE DUMMY'S HAND AFTER A FIT IS ESTABLISHED }
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^-{ When you have a fit in a major suit the number of HCP are not relevant }|PG||AT|
{ When you have a fit the value of dummy's void is equal to the number of its trumps }
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Next there are several practice hands. Focus only on counting Short Suit Points and not the total Dummy Points. In all hands assume your partner opens 1 heart (1@H). Look at the hand first and count the Short Suit Points before clicking the forward arrow for the correct answer with the explanation if any.|PG||
%%%%% Board 1
HT|k|Va|8|at|^b {|ih|pS76543HAQ6CAK543|at|} |PG||HT|j|Va|8|AT|
^K@2^Y@33 Short Suit points. You are void in diamonds and have 3 trumps. So the void is worth 3, the number of trumps you have.|PG||
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HT|o|at|^b {|ih|ps76HAQ62D7CAK5432|at|} |PG||HT|m|AT|
^K@2^Y@34 Short Suit Points. You count 1 point for the doubleton, and 3 points for the singleton, since you have a 4-card trump (if 3 card raise, only 2 points for the singleton.)|PG||
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HT|r|at|^b {|ih|pS7654HAQ62CAK543|at|} |PG||HT|q|AT|
^K@2^Y@3The Short Suit Point = 4. You have a void, so you add the number of trumps you have - 4 in this case. Note, we are counting only short suit points.|PG||
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HT|U|at|^b {|ih|pS76HAQ62D75CAK543|at|} |PG||HT|t|AT|
^K@2^Y@3There are only 2 Short Suit Points in this hand. One for each doubleton.|PG||NT||
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Because Marty Bergen adds lots of extra points for length, shortness, and high card quality, the ranges of hands are upgraded when you are deciding how good your hand is. So, using Marty Bergen's methods:|PG||AT|
^cOpener
^D@2- a 13-16 Declarer Points hand is a minimum;
- a 17-19 Declarer Points hand is an intermediate
- a 20+ Declarer Points is a maximum.
^cResponder
^D@2- a 6-9 Dummy Points hand is a weak raise;
- a 10-12 Dummy Points hand is considered a limit raise;
- 13+ is a maximum.|PG||AT|
Therefore, to bid game (in majors), you need at least 26 Total Points, not 25. To bid small slam, you need at least 33 Total Points between the two hands. Again, remember, because Marty Bergen adds many upgrades, you have to upgrade the number of points you need to bid game or slam. For more information on this topic please review Howard's |CP|1|AT|^*Hhttp://www.bridgesights.com/hondobridge/hondoviewer/hondoviewer.php?sf=constructivebiddingintro,Introduction to Constructive Bidding^*N|CP||AT|.|PG||
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For the next few hands, you open 1@C and partner bids 1@H. Decide how many Dummy Points you have for each hand (Starting Points + Short Points) and decide what your bid is.|PG||NT||
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ST||pn|You,,,|MD|1SK2HAQJ8D972CK973,,,|sv|o|rh||AH|Board 1|sv|o|mb|1cp1hp|lb|*mHow many Starting Points do you have?^14~13~12~15^1|NT|^B@2
14 Starting Points-13 raw HCP + 1 for the quality heart suit.|PG||NT||lb|*mHow many Short Suit Points do you have?^4~3~2~1^4|NT|^B@2
Once partner bids 1@H, you can add 1 more for the doubleton spade.|PG||NT||lb|*mHow many Dummy Points do you have?^14~13~12~15^4|NT||lb|*bPlease make a bid. Keep trying till you get the correct answer.^^2h|mb|2h|NT|^B@2
With a minimum opening hand (13-16), you bid 2@H.|PG||NT||
%%%% Board 2
ST||pn|You,,,|MD|1SQ943HAK64CAK764,,,|sv|o|rh||AH|Board 2|sv|o|mb|1cp1hp|lb|*mHow many Starting Points do you have?^14~13~17~15^3|NT|^B@2
You have 17 Starting Points.|PG||NT||lb|*mHow many Short Suit Points do you have?^4~3~2~1^1|NT|^B@2
4 for a void, (4 trumps).|PG||NT||lb|*mHow many Dummy Points do you have?^22~21~18~15^2|NT||lb|*bPlease make a bid. Keep trying till you get the correct answer.^^4d|mb|4d|NT|^B@2
Since partner has at least six, you have at least 27 between the 2 hands, so you should bid game. We have not yet talked about splinters, but the correct bid on this hand is 4@D, which says "I have heart support, 20+ points, and shortness in diamonds."|PG||NT|^B@2
If you don't play splinters, then you would bid 4@H. The 4@D or 4@H bid is not a shut out. It says, "partner I have a great hand -- 20 or more points." If responder has 13 or more, they should definitely be interested in slam.|PG||NT|^B@2
On the other hand 1@C-P-1@H-P-3@H is not forcing. It is just invitational. The hand evaluation can be used both in SAYC and 2/1. |PG||NT||
%%% Board 3
ST||pn|You,,,|MD|1SKQHAQ64DQJ42CKQ7,,,|sv|o|rh||AH|Board 3|sv|o|mb|1cp1hp|lb|*mHow many Starting Points do you have?^14~13~17~15^3|NT|^B@2
There are 17 Starting Points. You have 19 Raw HCP, minus 1 for @SKQ Dubious Doubleton and minus 1 because quacks exceed Aces/Tens by 4.|PG||NT||lb|*mHow many Short Suit Points do you have?^4~3~2~1^4|NT|^B@2
Once partner bids 1@H, the doubleton @skq is still worth 1 point.|PG||NT||lb|*mHow many Dummy Points do you have?^17~19~18~15^3|NT||lb|*bPlease make a bid. Keep trying till you get the correct answer.^^3H|mb|3h|NT|^B@2
The hand is not nearly as good as it looks at first. Therefore you bid 3@H over 1@H, which shows 17-19 Dummy Points.|PG||NT||
%%%%%% Board 4
ST||pn|You,,,|MD|1S2HAT62D972CAKJ98,,,|sv|o|rh||AH|Board 4|sv|o|mb|1cp1hp|lb|*mHow many Starting Points do you have?^14~13~12~15^1|NT|^B@2
14 Starting Points - 12 HCP, + 1 quality club suit + 1 for 5 card club suit.|PG||NT||lb|*mHow many Short Suit Points do you have?^4~3~2~1^2|NT|^B@2
Once partner bids 1@H, you can add 3 points for the singleton @S.|PG||NT||lb|*mHow many Dummy Points do you have?^18~17~16~15^2|NT||lb|*bPlease make a bid. Keep trying till you get the correct answer.^^3H|mb|3h|NT|^B@2
This hand is not strong enough to splinter. In contrast to the hand before, where the 19 points were only worth 17, this hand upgraded from 12 HCP to 17.|PG||NT||
%%% Board 5
ST||pn|You,,,|MD|1S82HKQJDAQTC97643,,,|sv|o|rh||AH|Board 5|sv|o|mb|1cp1hp|lb|*mHow many Starting Points do you have?^14~13~12~15^2|NT|^B@2
The hand is worth 13 Starting Points-12 HCP + 1 length point.|PG||NT||lb|*mHow many Short Suit Points do you have?^4~3~2~1^4|NT|^B@2
1 point for @S82.|PG||NT||lb|*mHow many Dummy Points do you have?^14~13~12~15^1|NT||lb|*bPlease make a bid. Keep trying till you get the correct answer.^^2h|mb|2h|NT|^B@2
2@H tends to show 4, but can be done with 3 card support on appropriate hands. Typically, you do that when you have 3 to an honor, and shortness somewhere, including a weak doubleton. With @HKQJ, virtually every expert would have no problem raising 1@H to 2@H.|PG||NT||bt||
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{ Starting Points Quizzes - Section I of II }
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^B@2^Y@3This is to practice counting Starting Points - Section I of II. There are two panels for each quiz. The first panel is the quiz on Starting Points. Choose your answer by clicking the appropriate box or hit the "tell Me" box to see the correct answer. The second panel has the correct count with its components. For your reference all second panels have a summary of Bergen's guideline on how to count Starting Points.
Quizzes are random and have been selected to cover all parts of Starting Points count. I suggest you do a portion at one time as the number of quizzes may overwhelm you at first.
Please click the forward arrow and good luck.|PG||NT||
ht|E|va|6|at|^BBoard D1|HT|E|va|6|cs|4|at|^F{|ih|psa72hj873d4cqt872|at|}
|hf|q|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand ? ^9~8~10~11^2|
HT|K|AT|^B@2^Z@3This hand is worth |CP|8|AT|(8)|CP||AT| Starting Points.
^C 7 Raw HCP
^C + 1 point for length
^C No quality suit points
^C No Dubious Singleton/Doubleton
|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N)|pg||nt||
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ht|E|va|6|at|^BBoard D2|HT|E|va|6|cs|4|at|^F{|ih|ps43hqjt5dk3cqj876|at|}
|hf|q|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand ? ^11~8~10~12^3|
HT|K|AT|^C@2^Z@3This hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(10)|CP||AT| Starting Points.
^C 9 Raw HCP
^C + 1 point for length-clubs
^C + 1 quality suit points (heart)
^C - 1 for quacks exceed aces/tens
|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
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|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N)|pg||nt||
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ht|E|va|6|at|^BBoard D3|HT|E|va|6|cs|4|at|^F{|ih|ps4hqjt5dk43cqj876|at|}
|hf|q|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand ? ^10~12~11^1|
HT|K|AT|^B@2^Z@3This hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(10)|CP||AT| Starting Points.
^C 9 Raw HCP
^C + 1 point for length-clubs
^C + 1 quality suit points
^C - 1 for quacks exceed aces/tens
|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N)|pg||nt||
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ht|E|va|6|at|^BBoard D4|HT|E|va|6|cs|4|at|^F{|ih|ps2hk9876d32ca6543|at|}
|hf|q|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand ? ^11~9~10~12^2|
HT|K|AT|^B@2^Z@3This hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(9)|CP||AT| Starting Points.
^C 7 Raw HCP
^C + 2 point for length-clubs and hearts
|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N)|pg||nt||
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ht|E|va|6|at|^BBoard D5|HT|E|va|6|cs|4|at|^F{|ih|pst974h9876c3dakq7|at|}
|hf|q|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand ? ^11~12~9~10^4|
HT|K|AT|^B@2^Z@3This hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(10)|CP||AT| Starting Points.
^C 9 Raw HCP
^C + 1 quality suit points --diamonds
^C No Dubious Singleton/Doubleton
|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N)|pg||nt||
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ht|E|va|6|at|^BBoard D6|HT|E|va|6|cs|4|at|^F{|ih|psj654haqt985ct96|at|}
|hf|q|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand ? ^7~10~13~12^2|
HT|K|AT|^B@2^Z@3This hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(10)|CP||AT| Starting Points.
^C 7 Raw HCP
^C + 2 point for length-hearts
^C + 1 quality suit points-hearts
^C No Dubious Singleton/Doubleton
|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N)|pg||nt||
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ht|E|va|6|at|^BBoard D7|HT|E|va|6|cs|4|at|^F{|ih|pskqj54ht72ca7da93|at|}
|hf|q|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand ? ^19~18~17~16^4|
HT|K|AT|^B@2^Z@3This hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(16)|CP||AT| Starting Points.
^C 14 Raw HCP
^C + 1 point for length-spades
^C + 1 quality suit points-spades
^C No Dubious Singleton/Doubleton
|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N)|pg||nt||
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ht|E|va|6|at|^BBoard D8|HT|E|va|6|cs|4|at|^F{|ih|pskt3ha8652d4c8743|at|}
|hf|q|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand ? ^9~8~10~7^2|
HT|K|AT|^B@2^Z@3This hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(8)|CP||AT| Starting Points.
^C 7 Raw HCP
^C + 1 point for length-hears
^C No quality suit points
^C No Dubious Singleton/Doubleton
|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N)|pg||nt||
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ht|E|va|6|at|^BBoard D9|HT|E|va|6|cs|4|at|^F{|ih|psaq85hq854ct32d54|at|}
|hf|q|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand ? ^8~10~9^1|
HT|K|AT|^B@2^Z@3This hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(8)|CP||AT| Starting Points.
^C 8 Raw HCP
^C No point for length
^C No quality suit points
^C No Dubious Singleton/Doubleton
|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N)|pg||nt||
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ht|E|va|6|at|^BBoard D10|HT|E|va|6|cs|4|at|^F{|ih|psq654hqj2dt62cq43|at|}
|hf|q|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand ? ^6~8~7^1|
HT|K|AT|^B@2^Z@3This hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(6)|CP||AT| Starting Points.
^C1- Starting Points = 6
^C 7 Raw HCP
^C -1 more quacks exceed aces/tens
|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N)|PG||NT||
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ht|E|va|6|cs|2|at|^CBoard 1 ^f{|ih|psa72hj873d4cqt872|at|}
|hf|k|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^11~8~10~9^2|HT|k|aT|
^B7 traditional HCP
^D+ 1 length points-clubs
^DNo quality suit points
^DNo Dubious Singleton/Doubleton
^DNo adjustment for Overvalued/Undervalued Honors
^B@2^Y@3The hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(8)|CP||AT| Starting Points.
|cs|2|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust Raw HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N)|pg||nt||
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ht|E|va|6|cs|2|at|^CBoard a1 ^f{|ih|psHKQJ86DKQJ2CKQJ5|at|}
|hf|k|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^18~22~20~19^3|HT|k|aT|
^B18 Raw HCP
^D+ 1 length points-hearts
^D+ 3 quality suit points
^DNo Dubious Singleton/Doubleton
^D-2 quacks exceed aces/tens by six
^B@2^Y@3The hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(20)|CP||AT| Starting Points.
|cs|2|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust Raw HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N)|pg||nt||
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ht|E|va|6|cs|2|at|^CBoard 2 ^f{|ih|ps5TJQKAH289D79JCQ|at|}
|hf|k|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^12~15~16~18^2|HT|K|aT|
^B13 traditional HCP
^D+ 2 length points (6-card suit)-spades
^D+ 1 quality suit points (spades)
^D- 1 for a Singleton @CQ
^DNo adjustment for Overvalued/Undervalued Honors
^B@2^Y@3The hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(15)|CP||AT| Starting Points.
|cs|2|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust Raw HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N)|pg||nt||
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ht|E|va|6|cs|2|at|^CBoard A2 ^f{|ih|pSAQT53HKQ86DK32C5|at|}
|hf|k|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^15~14~16~17^3|HT|k|aT|
^B14 Raw HCP
^D+ 1 length points --5-card spades
^D+ 1 quality suit points --spades
^DNo Dubious Singleton/Doubleton
^DNo adjustment for Overvalued/Undervalued Honors
^B@2^Y@3The hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(16)|CP||AT| Starting Points.
|cs|2|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust Raw HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N)|pg||nt||
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ht|E|va|6|cs|2|at|^CBoard 3 ^f{|ih|ps2368AH4D2346TJCQ|at|}
|hf|k|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^10~11~6~9^4|HT|K|aT|
^B7 traditional HCP
^D+ 3 length points (a six-card Diamond and a five-card spade suit)
^DNo quality suit points
^D- 1 FOR Dubious Singleton/Doubleton (@CQ)
^DNo adjustment for Overvalued/Undervalued Honors
^B@2^Y@3The hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(9)|CP||AT| Starting Points.
|cs|2|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust Raw HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N)|pg||nt||
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ht|E|va|6|at|^CBoard A3 ^f{|ih|ps58TJQAH56DJC23JA|at|}
|hf|k|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^12~15~16~10^2|
HT|K|AT|^B@2^Z@3This hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(15)|CP||AT| Starting Points.
^B13 Raw HCP
^D+ 2 length points-spades
^D+ 1 quality spade suit
^D- 1 for dubious singleton @DJ of diamonds
^DNo adjustment for Overvalued/Undervalued Honors
|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N)|pg||nt||
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ht|E|va|6|cs|2|at|^CBoard 4 ^f{|ih|psS7H2JD58QKAC46tKA|at|}
|hf|k|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^22~17~20~18^3|HT|K|aT|
^B17 traditional HCP
^D+ 2 for length (two 5-card suits-clubs and diamonds)
^D+ 2 for quality suit points-diamonds and clubs
^D- 1 for Dubious Singleton/Doubleton (@HJ2)
^DNo adjustment for Overvalued/Undervalued Honors
^B@2^Y@3The hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(20)|CP||AT| Starting Points.
|cs|2|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust Raw HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N)|pg||nt||
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ht|E|va|6|cs|2|at|^CBoard A4 ^f{|ih|psAT953HKQ862DK3C5|at|}
|hf|k|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^12~11~10~14^4|HT|k|aT|
^B12 Raw HCP
^D+ 2 length points - Spades and Hearts
^DNo quality suit points
^DNo Dubious Singleton/Doubleton. @HKx is not a dubious Doubleton.
^DNo adjustment for Overvalued/Undervalued Honors
^B@2^Y@3The hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(14)|CP||AT| Starting Points.
|cs|2|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust Raw HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N)|pg||nt||
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ht|E|va|6|cs|2|at|^CBoard 5 ^f{|ih|pS489JKAH2349D2ACQ|at|}
|hf|k|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^17~14~16^3|HT|K|aT|
^B14 traditional HCP
^D+ 2 for length (6-card spades suit)
^D+ 1 for quality suit points-spades
^D- 1 for Dubious Singleton/Doubleton (@CQ)
^DNo adjustment for Overvalued/Undervalued Honors
^B@2^Y@3The hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(16)|CP||AT| Starting Points.
|cs|2|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust Raw HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N)|pg||nt||
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ht|E|va|6|cs|2|at|^CBoard A5 ^f{|ih|psAT9632HKQ86DK3C5|at|}
|hf|k|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^14~12~15~11^1|HT|k|aT|
^B12 Raw HCP
^D+ 2 for 6-card spade suit
^DNo quality suit points
^DNo Dubious Singleton/Doubleton
^DNo adjustment for Overvalued/Undervalued Honors
^B@2^Y@3The hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(14)|CP||AT| Starting Points.
|cs|2|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust Raw HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N)|pg||nt||
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ht|E|va|6|cs|2|at|^CBoard 6 ^f{|ih|pS4JH45JD68JQKAC57|at|}
|hf|k|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^13~12~14~10^1|HT|K|aT|
^B12 traditional HCP
^D+ 2 for length (a 6-card diamonds suit)
^D+ 1 for quality suit points
^D- 1 for dubious (@SJx)
^D- 1 quacks exceed aces/tens
^B@2^Y@3The hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(13)|CP||AT| Starting Points.
|cs|2|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust Raw HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N)|pg||nt||
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ht|E|va|6|cs|2|at|^CBoard A6 ^f{|ih|psAT53HKQ86DK32C95|at|}
|hf|k|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^11~8~12~9^3|HT|k|aT|
^B12 Raw HCP
^DNo 1 length points
^DNo quality suit points
^DNo Dubious Singleton/Doubleton
^DNo adjustment for Overvalued/Undervalued Honors
^B@2^Y@3The hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(12)|CP||AT| Starting Points.
|cs|2|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust Raw HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N)|pg||nt||
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ht|E|va|6|cs|2|at|^CBoard 7 ^f{|ih|pS259QKAH4TDQAC58A|at|}
|hf|k|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^19~22~24~18^2|HT|K|aT|
^B19 traditional HCP
^D+ 2 length points (6-card spades suit)
^D+ 1 for quality suit points-spades
^DNo Dubious Singleton/Doubleton
^DNo adjustment for Overvalued/Undervalued Honors
^B@2^Y@3The hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(22)|CP||AT| Starting Points.
|cs|2|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust Raw HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N)|pg||nt||
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ht|E|va|6|cs|2|at|^CBoard A7 ^f{|ih|psAKT95HKQ86D832C5|at|}
|hf|k|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^11~14~10~12^2|HT|k|aT|
^B12 Raw HCP
^D+ 1 length points-spades
^D+ 1 for quality spades suit
^DNo Dubious Singleton/Doubleton
^DNo adjustment for Overvalued/Undervalued Honors
^B@2^Y@3The hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(14)|CP||AT| Starting Points.
|cs|2|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust Raw HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N)|pg||nt||
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ht|E|va|6|cs|2|at|^CBoard 8 ^f{|ih|pSQJHQJ987DKJ98CQ9|at|}
|hf|k|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^11~8~10~9^4|HT|K|aT|
^B12 traditional HCP
^D- 2 for quacks exceed aces/tens 6
^D+ 1 for length (5-card Heart)
^D No quality suit points
^D- 2 for two dubious doubleton (@SQJ and @CQ10)
^B@2^Y@3The hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(9)|CP||AT| Starting Points.
|cs|2|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust Raw HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N)|pg||nt||
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ht|E|va|6|cs|2|at|^CBoard A8 ^f{|ih|psAKT95HKQT6D832Ct|at|}
|hf|k|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^16~15~14~13^1|HT|k|aT|
^B12 Raw HCP
^D+ 1 length points --spades
^D+ 2 for quality suits-spades and hearts
^DNo Dubious Singleton/Doubleton
^D+ 1 for aces/tens exceed quacks
^B@2^Y@3The hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(16)|CP||AT| Starting Points.
|cs|2|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust Raw HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N)|pg||nt||
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ht|E|va|6|cs|2|at|^CBoard 9 ^f{|ih|psAQT973Ht5C953DAK|at|}
|hf|k|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^14~17~15~16^2|HT|k|aT|
^B13 Raw HCP
^D+ 2 length points --spades
^D+ 1 quality suit points --Spades
^DNo Dubious Singleton/Doubleton
^D+ 1 aces/tens exceed quack by 3
^B@2^Y@3The hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(17)|CP||AT| Starting Points.
|cs|2|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust Raw HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N)|pg||nt||
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ht|E|va|6|cs|2|at|^CBoard A9 ^f{|ih|pSAT53H8654DK32CKQ|at|}
|hf|k|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^11~12~10~9^1|HT|k|aT|
^B12 Raw HCP
^D- 1 for @CKJ Dubious Doubleton
^DNo length points
^DNo quality suit points
^DNo adjustment for Overvalued/Undervalued Honors
^B@2^Y@3The hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(11)|CP||AT| Starting Points.
|cs|2|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust Raw HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N)|pg||nt||
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ht|E|va|6|cs|2|at|^CBoard A10 ^f{|ih|psT953HQ865DK32CK|at|}
|hf|k|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^7~8~10~9^1|HT|k|aT|
^B8 Raw HCP
^DNo length points
^DNo quality suit points
^D-1 for @CK Dubious singleton
^DNo adjustment for Overvalued/Undervalued Honors
^B@2^Y@3The hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(7)|CP||AT| Starting Points.
|cs|2|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust Raw HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N)|pg||nt||
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ht|E|va|6|cs|2|at|^CBoard A11 ^f{|ih|psAKT54HAK5DAKT3C8|at|}
|hf|k|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^21~26~24~25^4|HT|k|aT|
^B21 Raw HCP
^D+ 1 length points-spades
^D+ 2 for quality suits --spades and diamonds
^DNo Dubious Singleton/Doubleton
^D+ 1 aces/tens exceed quacks
^B@2^Y@3The hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(25)|CP||AT| Starting Points.
|cs|2|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust Raw HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N)|pg||nt||
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ht|E|va|6|cs|2|at|^CBoard A12 ^f{|ih|psKT953HQ865DK32CA|at|}
|hf|k|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^11~12~13~14^3|HT|k|aT|
^B12 Raw HCP
^D+ 1 length points --spades
^DNo quality suit points
^DNo Dubious Singleton/Doubleton
^DNo adjustment for Overvalued/Undervalued Honors
^B@2^Y@3The hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(13)|CP||AT| Starting Points.
|cs|2|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust Raw HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N)|pg||nt||
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ht|E|va|6|cs|2|at|^CBoard A13 ^f{|ih|psQJ4HKJ63DKQ64CAQ|at|}
|hf|k|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^16~18~17~19^3|HT|k|aT|
^B18 Raw HCP
^DNo length points
^DNo quality suit points
^DNo Dubious Singleton/Doubleton
^D- 1 for Adjust 3. There are 5 quacks vs 1 ace means subtract 1
^B@2^Y@3The hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(17)|CP||AT| Starting Points.
|cs|2|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust Raw HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N)|pg||nt||
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ht|E|va|6|cs|2|at|^CBoard A14 ^f{|ih|psAT53H8654DK32CKJ|at|}
|hf|k|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^11~8~10~9^3|HT|k|aT|
^B11 Raw HCP
^DNo length points
^DNo quality suit points
^D- 1 for Dubious Doubleton --@CKJ
^DNo adjustment for Overvalued/Undervalued Honors
^B@2^Y@3The hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(10)|CP||AT| Starting Points.
|cs|2|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust Raw HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N)|pg||nt||
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ht|E|va|6|cs|2|at|^CBoard A15 ^f{|ih|psAHAQ643DK763CAKJ|at|}
|hf|k|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^21~23~22~25^3|HT|k|aT|
^B21 Raw HCP
^D+ 1 length points-hearts
^DNo Dubious Singleton/Doubleton
^DNo adjustment for Overvalued/Undervalued Honors
^B@2^Y@3The hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(22)|CP||AT| Starting Points.
|cs|2|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust Raw HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N)|pg||nt||
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ht|E|va|6|cs|2|at|^CBoard A16 ^f{|ih|psAT53H8654DK32CAJ|at|}
|hf|k|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^11~12~10~9^2|HT|k|aT|
^B12 Raw HCP
^DNo length points
^DNo quality suit points
^DNo Dubious Singleton/Doubleton
^DNo adjustment for Overvalued/Undervalued Honors
^B@2^Y@3The hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(12)|CP||AT| Starting Points.
|cs|2|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust Raw HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N)|pg||nt||
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ht|E|va|6|cs|2|at|^CBoard A17 ^f{|ih|psKJHQJ75DQ87643CQ|at|}
|hf|k|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^11~8~10~9^3|HT|k|aT|
^B11 Raw HCP
^D+ 2 length points-diamonds
^DNo quality suit points
^D- 2 for Dubious Singleton/Doubleton --@SKJ and @CQ
^D- 1 adjust3. There are 5 quacks and no aces/tens
^B@2^Y@3The hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(10)|CP||AT| Starting Points.
|cs|2|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust Raw HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N)|pg||nt||
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ht|E|va|6|cs|2|at|^CBoard A18 ^f{|ih|psK83HA976DA853CA5|at|}
|hf|k|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^15~16~14~13^2|HT|k|aT|
^B15 Raw HCP
^DNo 1 length points
^DNo quality suit points
^DNo Dubious Singleton/Doubleton
^D+ 1 adjust 3 --3 aces and no quacks
^B@2^Y@3The hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(16)|CP||AT| Starting Points.
|cs|2|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust Raw HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N)|pg||nt||
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ht|E|va|6|cs|2|at|^CBoard A19 ^f{|ih|psAJHKQJT762DAK4C8|at|}
|hf|k|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^21~18~20~22^4|HT|k|aT|
^B18 Raw HCP
^D+ 3 length points-hearts
^D+ 1 for heart quality suit
^DNo Dubious Singleton/Doubleton
^DNo adjustment for Overvalued/Undervalued Honors
^B@2^Y@3The hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(22)|CP||AT| Starting Points.
|cs|2|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust Raw HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N)|pg||nt||
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ht|E|va|6|cs|2|at|^CBoard A20 ^f{|ih|psKQ4HAJ85DKJ83CKT|at|}
|hf|k|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^17~18~20~19^1|HT|k|aT|
^B17 Raw HCP
^DNo 1 length points
^DNo quality suit points
^DNo Dubious Singleton/Doubleton
^DNo adjustment 1 ace, 1 ten and 3 quacks.
^B@2^Y@3The hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(17)|CP||AT| Starting Points.
|cs|2|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust Raw HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N)|pg||nt||
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ht|E|va|6|cs|2|at|^CBoard A21 ^f{|ih|psAKQT3HAKQJ2D42C8|at|}
|hf|k|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^23~24~20~19^1|HT|k|aT|
^B19 Raw HCP
^D+ 2 length points (5 spades and hearts)
^D+ 2 for spade and heart quality suit
^DNo Dubious Singleton/Doubleton
^DNo adjustment for Overvalued/Undervalued Honors
^B@2^Y@3The hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(23)|CP||AT| Starting Points.
|cs|2|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust Raw HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N)|pg||nt||
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ht|E|va|6|cs|2|at|^CBoard A22 ^f{|ih|psAT4HT943DAK96CK2|at|}
|hf|k|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^12~14~15~13^3|HT|k|aT|
^B14 Raw HCP
^DNo length points
^DNo quality suit points
^DNo Dubious Singleton/Doubleton
^D+ 1 for adjust 3 --4 aces/10s and no quacks
^B@2^Y@3The hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(15)|CP||AT| Starting Points.
|cs|2|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust Raw HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N)|pg||nt||
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ht|E|va|6|cs|2|at|^CBoard A23 ^f{|ih|psAKQJ9874H72D65CA|at|}
|hf|k|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^14~18~20~19^4|HT|k|aT|
^B14 Raw HCP
^D+ 4 length points-spades
^D+ 1 for spade quality suit
^DNo Dubious Singleton/Doubleton
^DNo adjustment for Overvalued/Undervalued Honors
^B@2^Y@3The hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(19)|CP||AT| Starting Points.
|cs|2|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust Raw HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N)|pg||nt||
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ht|E|va|6|cs|2|at|^CBoard A24 ^f{|ih|psAT732HAKT8DJ2C82|at|}
|hf|k|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^11~14~13~12^2|HT|k|aT|
^B12 Raw HCP
^D+ 1 length points-spades
^D+ 1 quality suit --heart
^D- 1 for dubious @DJx
^D+ 1 Adjust. There are 4 aces/tens vs 1 quack
^B@2^Y@3The hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(14)|CP||AT| Starting Points.
|cs|2|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust Raw HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N)|pg||nt||
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ht|E|va|6|cs|2|at|^CBoard A25 ^f{|ih|ps9HAQJ754DAKJ3C75|at|}
|hf|k|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^17~18~20~19^4|HT|k|aT|
^B15 Raw HCP
^D+ 2 for 6-card Heart
^D+ 2 for quality red suit
^DNo Dubious Singleton/Doubleton
^DNo adjustment for Overvalued/Undervalued Honors
^B@2^Y@3The hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(19)|CP||AT| Starting Points.
|cs|2|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust Raw HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N)|pg||nt||
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ht|E|va|6|cs|2|at|^CBoard A26 ^f{|ih|psAT953HKQ86DK32C5|at|}
|hf|k|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^11~13~10~12^2|HT|k|aT|
^B12 Raw HCP
^D+ 1 length points - 5-card spades
^DNo quality suit points
^DNo Dubious Singleton/Doubleton
^DNo adjustment for Overvalued/Undervalued Honors
^B@2^Y@3The hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(13)|CP||AT| Starting Points.
|cs|2|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust Raw HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N)|pg||nt||
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{ Starting Points Quizzes - Section II of II }
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^B@2^Y@3This is to practice counting Starting Points - Section II of II. There are two panels for each quiz. The first panel is the quiz on Starting Points. Choose your answer by clicking the appropriate box or hit the "tell Me" box to see the correct answer. The second panel has the correct count with its components. For your reference all second panels have a summary of Bergen's guideline on how to count Starting Points.
Quizzes are random and have been selected to cover all parts of Starting Points count. I suggest you do a portion at one time as the number of quizzes may overwhelm you at first.
Please click the forward arrow and good luck.|PG||NT||
ht|E|va|6|cs|2|at|^CBoard S1 ^f{|ih|ps58TJQAH56DJC23JA|at|}
|hf|k|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^12~15~16~10^2|HT|k|aT|
^B13 Raw HCP
^D+ 2 length points-spades
^D+ 1 quality spade suit
^D- 1 for dubious singleton @DJ
^DNo adjustment for Overvalued/Undervalued Honors
^B@2^Y@3The hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(15)|CP||AT| Starting Points.
|cs|2|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT| A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust Raw HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT| L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at| Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT| D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N)|pg||nt||
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ht|E|va|6|at|^BBoard S2|HT|E|va|6|cs|4|at|^F{|ih|pS8haqj732dakj2c54|at|}
|hf|p|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^19~23~22~20^1|
HT|K|AT|^B@2^Z@3This hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(19)|CP||AT| Starting Points.
^C15 Raw HCP
^C+ 2 length points
^C+ 2 quality red suit
|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N) |PG||NT||
%%%%%%%%%%%%Next decl Board 3
ht|E|va|6|AT|^BBoard S3|HT|E|va|6|cs|4|at|^F{|ih|pSakqjt3h982cqdj97|at|}
|hf|p|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^15~19~16~20^1|
HT|K|AT|^B@2^Z@3This hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(15)|CP||AT| Starting Points as
^c13 Raw HCP
^c+ 2 length points-spades
^c+ 1 for quality spade suit
^c- 1 dubious singleton @CQ
|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N) |PG||NT||
%%%%%%%%%%%%Next Declarer Board 4
ht|E|va|6|at|^BBoard S4|HT|E|va|6|cs|4|at|^F{|ih|pSat962hjcaq5daj43|at|}
|hf|p|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^17~19~16~18^3|
HT|K|AT|^B@2^Z@3This hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(16)|CP||AT| Starting Points as
^C16 Raw HCP
^C+ 1 length points-spades
^C- 1 dubious singleton @HJ
|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N) |pg||nt||
%%%%%%%%%%%%Next Declarer Board 5
ht|E|va|6|at|^BBoard S5|HT|E|va|6|cs|4|at|^F{|ih|pS3hak742ckt975djt|at|}
|hf|p|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^12~15~14~13^1|
HT|K|AT|^B@2^Z@3This hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(12)|CP||AT| Starting Points as
^C11 Raw HCP
^C+ 2 length points-clubs an
^C- 1 dubious doubleton @DJx
|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N) |pg||nt||
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ht|E|va|6|at|^BBoard S6|HT|E|va|6|cs|4|at|^F{|ih|pSAkj87543h85cak8|at|}
|hf|p|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^18~19~20~17^3|
HT|K|AT|^B@2^Z@3This hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(20)|CP||AT| Starting Points as
^C15 Raw HCP
^C+ 4 length points-spades
^C+ 1 for spade Quality suit
|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N) |pg||nt||
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ht|E|va|6|at|^BBoard S 7|HT|E|va|6|cs|4|at|^F{|ih|pSa987654h8dat8c64|at|}
|hf|p|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^11~8~12^3|
HT|K|AT|^B@2^Z@3This hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(12)|CP||AT| Starting Points as
^C8 Raw HCP
^C+ 3 length points-spades
^C+ 1 Upgrade 2 aces/one ten
|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N) |pg||nt||
%%%%%%%%%%% A8
ht|E|va|6|at|^BBoard S8|HT|E|va|6|cs|4|at|^F{|ih|pSkjhk9432caj2dk97|at|}
|hf|p|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^14~16~15^3|
HT|K|AT|^B@2^Z@3This hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(15)|CP||AT| Starting Points as
^C15 Raw HCP
^C+ 1 length points-hearts
^C- 1 Dubious Doubleton --@SKJ
|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N) |pg||nt||
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% A9 from book
ht|E|va|6|at|^BBoard S9|HT|E|va|6|cs|4|at|^F{|ih|pS98653hk8dkq9ckj5|at|}
|hf|p|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^13~12~14^1|
HT|K|AT|^B@2^Z@3This hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(13)|CP||AT| Starting Points as
^C12 Raw HCP
^C+ 1 length point-spades
|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N) |pg||nt||
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% A10
ht|E|va|6|at|^BBoard S10|HT|E|va|6|cs|4|at|^F{|ih|pSk4hj2c85dakq9653|at|}
|hf|p|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^13~16~14~15^2|
HT|K|AT|^B@2^Z@3This hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(16)|CP||AT| Starting Points as
^C13 Raw HCP
^C+ 3 length points-hearts
^C+ 1 quality diamond suit
^C- 1 dubious singleton @hJ
|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N) |pg||nt||
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% A 11
ht|E|va|6|at|^BBoard S11|HT|E|va|6|cs|4|at|^F{|ih|pSkj965haq4cj2dk65|at|}
|hf|p|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^15~14~16^2|
HT|K|AT|^B@2^Z@3This hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(14)|CP||AT| Starting Points as
^C14 Raw HCP
^C+ 1 length points-spades
^C- 1 dubious singleton @CJ
|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N)|pg||nt||
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% A12
ht|E|va|6|at|^BBoard S12|HT|E|va|6|cs|4|at|^F{|ih|pSakjt87hkq97c4dq5|at|}
|hf|p|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^18~17~16~15^2|
HT|K|AT|^B@2^Z@3This hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(17)|CP||AT| Starting Points as
^C15 Raw HCP
^C+ 2 length points-spades
^C+ 1 quality spade suit
^C- 1 dubious @DQx
|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N) |pg||nt||
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% A13
ht|E|va|6|at|^BBoard S13|HT|E|va|6|cs|4|at|^F{|ih|pS4hq8653cat63dakq|at|}
|hf|p|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^14~15~16~17^3|
HT|K|AT|^B@2^Z@3This hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(16)|CP||AT| Starting Points as
^C15 Raw HCP
^C+ 1 length points-hearts
|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N) |pg||nt||
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% A14
ht|E|va|6|at|^BBoard S14|HT|E|va|6|cs|4|at|^F{|ih|pSqj7hkqj52cj7dkq4|at|}
|hf|p|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^14~15~16^1|
HT|K|AT|^B@2^Z@3This hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(14)|CP||AT| Starting Points as
^C15 Raw HCP
^C+ 1 length points-hearts
^C+ 1 quality Heart suit
^C- 1 dubious @CJx
^C- 2 for six overvalued honors
|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N) |pg||nt||
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% A15
ht|E|va|6|at|^BBoard S15|HT|E|va|6|cs|4|at|^F{|ih|pS4dq8643cakqt763|at|}
|hf|p|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^15~14~16^3|
HT|K|AT|^B@2^Z@3This hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(16)|CP||AT| Starting Points as
^C11 Raw HCP
^C+ 4 length points (5-card @D and 7-card @C)
^C+ 1 quality Club suit
|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N) |pg||nt||
%%%% A16
ht|E|va|6|at|^BBoard S16|HT|E|va|6|cs|4|at|^F{|ih|pSaqt842hqjt9c2da5|at|}
|hf|p|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^18~19~17~14^3|
HT|K|AT|^B@2^Z@3This hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(17)|CP||AT| Starting Points as
^C13 Raw HCP
^C+ 2 length points-spades
^C+ 2 quality suits (Spades and Hearts)
|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N) |pg||nt||
%%%% A17
ht|E|va|6|at|^BBoard S17|HT|E|va|6|cs|4|at|^F{|ih|pSjt5hakc9765dakj4|at|}
|hf|p|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^17~19~16~18^1|
HT|K|AT|^B@2^Z@3This hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(17)|CP||AT| Starting Points as
^C16 Raw HCP
^C+ 1 quality Diamond suit
|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N) |pg||nt||
%%%% A18
ht|E|va|6|at|^BBoard S18|HT|E|va|6|cs|4|at|^F{|ih|pS75432ha8cajdaqt8|at|}
|hf|p|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^18~19~17~20^3|
HT|K|AT|^B@2^Z@3This hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(17)|CP||AT| Starting Points as
^C15 Raw HCP
^C+ 1 length points-spades
^C+ 1 quality Diamond suit
^C No points adjusted for over/under valued honors
|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N) |pg||nt||
%%%%%%%%%%%%%% A18a
ht|E|va|6|at|^BBoard S18a|HT|E|va|6|cs|4|at|^F{|ih|pSt5432hatcajdaqt8|at|}
|hf|p|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^18~19~17~15^1|
HT|K|AT|^B@2^Z@3This hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(18)|CP||AT| Starting Points as
^C15 Raw HCP
^C+ 1 length points-spades
^C+ 1 quality diamond suit
^C+ 1 points for more aces/tens
|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N) |pg||nt||
%%%%% A19
ht|E|va|6|at|^BBoard S19|HT|E|va|6|cs|4|at|^F{|ih|pSjt872hac7432dakj|at|}
|hf|p|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^13~14~16~11^2|
HT|K|AT|^B@2^Z@3This hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(14)|CP||AT| Starting Points as
^C13 Raw HCP
^C+ 1 length points-spades
|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N) |pg||nt||
%%%%%%%% A20
ht|E|va|6|at|^BBoard S20|HT|E|va|6|cs|4|at|^F{|ih|pS4hak62daqt86432|at|}
|hf|p|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^18~19~16~13^1|
HT|K|AT|^B@2^Z@3This hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(18)|CP||AT| Starting Points as
^C13 Raw HCP
^C+ 4 length points - 8-card Diamond
^C+ 1 quality Diamond suit
|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N) |pg||nt||
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% A21
ht|E|va|6|at|^BBoard S21|HT|E|va|6|cs|4|at|^F{|ih|pSq7hat983ck96daj9|at|}
|hf|p|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^12~14~16~10^2|
HT|K|AT|^B@2^Z@3This hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(14)|CP||AT| Starting Points as
^C14 Raw HCP
^C+ 1 length points --5-card Heart
^C- 1 dubious singleton @SQx
|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N) |pg||nt||
%%%%%%%%% A22
ht|E|va|6|at|^BBoard S22|HT|E|va|6|cs|4|at|^F{|ih|pSkqj63hk74ca3da84|at|}
|hf|p|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand? ^18~19~17^2|
HT|K|va|6|AT|^CThis hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(19)|CP||AT| Starting Points as
^C17 Raw HCP
^C+ 1 length points-spades
^C+ 1 quality spade suit
|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N)|pg||nt||
%%%%%%%%%A 23 FROM HIS BOOK
ht|E|va|6|at|^BBoard S23|HT|E|va|6|cs|4|at|^F{|ih|pSA875432H2D4CAK95|at|}
|hf|p|lb|*mHow many Starting Points in this hand ?^11~14~12^2|
HT|K|AT|^B@2^Z@3This hand is worth |cp|8|AT|(14)|CP||AT| Starting Points as
^C 11 Raw HCP
^C+ 3 length points-spades
|ht|r|at|^a{ |ht|z|at|^y
^y }
|ht|r|at|According to Bergen's Guideline hand's Starting Points are the sum of |cp|8|at|A|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|L|cp||at|, |cp|8|at|Q|cp||at| and |cp|8|at|D|cp||at| ( 1 through 4.)
1. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|A|Cp||FP||AT| = Adjust HCP according to the following guideline:
^C a. Add 1 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed Quacks by 3.
^C b. Add 2 to HCP when Aces+Tens exceed quacks by 6 or more.
^C c. Subtract 1 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 3.
^C d. Subtract 2 from HCP when Quacks exceed Aces+Tens by 6 or more.
2. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|L|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every card Longer than 4 in any suit.
3. |cp|8|FP|2|at|Q|Cp||FP||AT| = Add 1 point for every Quality suit (a 4-card suit holding 3 top honors)
4. |cp|8|FP|2|AT|D|Cp||FP||AT| = deduct 1 point for every Dubious Singleton/Doubletons. (^*BK, Q, J and KQ, KJ, QJ, Qx, Jx^*N)|pg||nt||
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DeclarerPointPractice.lin
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HT|b|AT|^-
{ Practice Declarer Points Count }
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^b@2In the following examples please count the Declarer Points of the hand based on the auction presented. The auction will set whether the hand is Declarer or Dummy.
Each quiz has four panels. In first you count the Declarer Points. Second panel has the correct answer and how it is calculated with a summary of Bergen's guideline in the left lower corner.
In the third panel you are asked to make a bid based on the information you have collected. Finally, in fourth panel you have the correct bidding and additional comments which generally are by Howard Schutzman, BBO nickname "hondo717" or from Bergen's book ^*Islam Bidding Made Easier^*N. Thus, it is a double delight-learning to evaluate your hand using Bergen's method and learning the proper bidding.
Please try again if you have not answered the quiz correctly on the first try. You always can bypass the quiz by clicking the "Tell Me" box. |pg||NT||
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Declarer Points Count }
{ Declarer Points or Bergen Points = Starting Points plus Points added after a fit }
^-|
ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1CP1SP3Sp?|at|} ^mBoard A1|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pS58TJQAH56DJC23JA|at|}
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*mAs Declarer what is the value of the hand? ^18~19~16~20^2|
cs||ht|p|at|^b{ |ht|x|at|^m
^m }
|ht|p|at|
^B Calculating Declarer's Points using Bergen's Method
^b 1- Starting Points plus,
^b 2- Additional Points after a fit using below guideline:
^c- Two points for any Singleton;
^c- 0 point for one doubleton;
^c- 1 point only for 2-3 doubleton;
^c- 4 points and not 3 as is traditional for a Void;
^c- 1 point for each trump over 5
^c- 1 point for a 4-card side suit (even a weak one).|
HT|p|AT|^n^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(19)|CP||AT| Bergen Points as ^*N
^n13 Raw HCP
^n+ 2 length points-spades
^n+ 1 quality spade suit-spades
^n- 1 dubious singleton @DJ
^*B^o= 15 starting points
^*N
^n2) Additions after the fit:
^n + 1 sixth spade
^n + 1 four card club suit
^n + 2 singleton diamond
^*B^o= 4 Total Declarer's Additions ^*N|pg||nt||
%%%%%% a1 repeat
HT|b|cs|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Declarer Points Count }
{ Declarer Points or Bergen Points = Starting Points plus Points added after a fit }
^-|
ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1CP1SP3Sp?|at|} ^mBoard A1|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pS58TJQAH56DJC23JA|at|}
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BNow, What bid would you make?^^4C|HT|r|FP|2|AT|^B@2^Y@3The answer is 4C, showing first or second round control in clubs. With partner showing 17-19 dummy points, you have enough points for slam, but you have to first find out whether partner has a heart control.
|HT|p|AT|^b^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(19)|CP||AT| Bergen Points ^*N
|pg||nt||
%%%%%Next Declarer Board A2
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Declarer Points Count }
{ Declarer Points or Bergen Points = Startting Points plus Points added after a fit }
^-|
md||ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1hp2hp?|at|} ^mBoard A2|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pS8haqj732dakj2c54|at|}
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*mAs Declarer what is the value of the hand? ^19~23~22~20^2|
cs||ht|p|at|^b{ |ht|x|at|^m
^m }
|ht|p|at|
^B Calculating Declarer's Points using Bergen's Method
^b 1- Starting Points plus,
^b 2- Additional Points after a fit using below guideline:
^c- Two points for any Singleton;
^c- 0 point for one doubleton;
^c- 1 point only for 2-3 doubleton;
^c- 4 points and not 3 as is traditional for a Void;
^c- 1 point for each trump over 5
^c- 1 point for a 4-card side suit (even a weak one).|
HT|p|AT|^n^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(23)|CP||AT| Bergen Points as ^*N
^n15 Raw HCP
^n+ 2 length points-hearts
^n+ 2 quality red suits-hearts and diamonds
^*B^o= 19 starting points ^*N
^n2) Additions after the fit:
^n + 1 sixth Heart
^n + 2 singleton @s8
^n + 1 for a four card side suit
^*B^o= 4 Total Declarer's Additions ^*N|pg||nt||
%%%%%%Next Declarer Board A2 REPEAT
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Declarer Points Count }
{ Declarer Points or Bergen Points = Starting Points plus Points added after a fit }
^-|
ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1hp2hp?|at|} ^mBoard A2|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pS8haqj732dakj2c54|at|}
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BNow, What bid would you make?^^4h|HT|r|FP|2|AT|^B@2^Y@3Partner shows 6-9 points and at least 3 card support. So 4 @H is the correct bid.|
HT|p|AT|^B^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(23)|CP||AT| Bergen Points ^*N|pg||nt||
%%%%%%%Next decl Board A3
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Declarer Points Count }
{ Declarer Points or Bergen Points = Starting Points plus Points added after a fit }
^-|
ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1sp2sp?|at|} ^mBoard A3|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSakqjt3h982cqdj97|at|}
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*mAs Declarer what is the value of the hand? ^18~19~16~20^1|
cs||ht|p|at|^b{ |ht|x|at|^m
^m }
|ht|p|at|
^B Calculating Declarer's Points using Bergen's Method
^b 1- Starting Points plus,
^b 2- Additional Points after a fit using below guideline:
^c- Two points for any Singleton;
^c- 0 point for one doubleton;
^c- 1 point only for 2-3 doubleton;
^c- 4 points and not 3 as is traditional for a Void;
^c- 1 point for each trump over 5
^c- 1 point for a 4-card side suit (even a weak one).|
HT|p|AT|^n^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(18)|CP||AT| Bergen Points as ^*N
^n13 Raw HCP
^n+ 2 length points-spades
^N+ 1 for quality spade suit
^n- 1 dubious singleton @CQ
^*B^o= 15 starting points ^*N
^n2) Additions after the fit:
^n + 1 for sixth spade
^n + 2 for singleton @CQ
^*B^o= 3 Total Declarer's Additions |pg||nt||
%%%%%Next decl Board A3 REPEAT
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Declarer Points Count }
{ Declarer Points or Bergen Points = Starting Points plus Points added after a fit }
^-|
ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1sp2sp?|at|} ^mBoard A3|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSakqjt3h982cqdj97|at|}
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BNow, What bid would you make?^^3s|HT|r|FP|2|AT|^B@2^Y@33@S is a good bid. Partner can raise to game with 8 or 9 points or pass with less. With all the upgrades by Bergen's Method you need 26 total points for game.|
HT|p|AT|^B^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(18)|CP||AT| Bergen Points ^*N |pg||nt||
%%%%%Next Declarer Board 4
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Declarer Points Count }
{ Declarer Points or Bergen Points = Starting Points plus Points added after a fit }
^-|
ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1sp2sp?|at|} ^mBoard A4|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSat962hjcaq5daj43|at|}
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*mAs Declarer what is the value of the hand? ^17~19~16~18^2|
cs||ht|p|at|^b{ |ht|x|at|^m
^m }
|ht|p|at|
^B Calculating Declarer's Points using Bergen's Method
^b 1- Starting Points plus,
^b 2- Additional Points after a fit using below guideline:
^c- Two points for any Singleton;
^c- 0 point for one doubleton;
^c- 1 point only for 2-3 doubleton;
^c- 4 points and not 3 as is traditional for a Void;
^c- 1 point for each trump over 5
^c- 1 point for a 4-card side suit (even a weak one). |
HT|p|AT|^n^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(19)|CP||AT| Bergen Points as ^*N
^n16 Raw HCP
^n+ 1 length points-spades
^n- 1 dubious singleton @HJ
^*B^o= 16 starting points ^*N
^n2) Additions after the fit:
^n + 1 four card diamond suit
^n + 2 singleton @HJ
^*B^o= 3 Total Declarer's Additions |pg||nt||
%%%%%%%%%%Next Declarer Board 4 REPEAT
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Declarer Points Count }
{ Declarer Points or Bergen Points = Starting Points plus Points added after a fit }
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1sp2sp?|at|} ^mBoard A4|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSat962hjcaq5daj43|at|}
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BNow, What bid would you make?^^4s|HT|r|FP|2|AT|^B@2^Y@3Bid 4@S. Partnership has enough points for game|
HT|p|AT|^B^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(19)|CP||AT| Bergen Points ^*N |pg||nt||
%%%%%%%Next Declarer Board 5
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
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{ Declarer Points or Bergen Points = Starting Points plus Points added after a fit }
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1hp2hp?|at|} ^mBoard A5|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pS3hak742ckt975djt|at|}
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*mAs Declarer what is the value of the hand? ^12~15~14~13^2|
cs||ht|o|at|^b{ |ht|x|at|^m
^m }
|ht|o|at|
^B Calculating Declarer's Points using Bergen's Method
^b 1- Starting Points plus,
^b 2- Additional Points after a fit using below guideline:
^c- Two points for any Singleton;
^c- 0 point for one doubleton;
^c- 1 point only for 2-3 doubleton;
^c- 4 points and not 3 as is traditional for a Void;
^c- 1 point for each trump over 5
^c- 1 point for a 4-card side suit (even a weak one). |
HT|p|AT|^n^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(15)|CP||AT| Bergen Points as ^*N
^n11 Raw HCP
^n+ 2 length points (heart and club)
^n- 1 dubious doubleton @DJx of diamonds
^*B^o= 12 starting points ^*N
^n2) Additions after the fit:
^n + 1 for club side suit
^n + 2 singleton @S3
^*B^o= 3 Total Declarer's Additions |pg||nt||
%%%%%%%%%Next Declarer Board 5 REPEAT
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Declarer Points Count }
{ Declarer Points or Bergen Points = Starting Points plus Points added after a fit }
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1hp2hp?|at|} ^mBoard A5|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pS3hak742ckt975djt|at|}
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BNow, What bid would you make?^^P|HT|r|FP|2|AT|^B@2^Y@3Pass. It is highly unlikely that you make game.|
HT|p|AT|^B^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(15)|CP||AT| Bergen Points ^*N |pg||nt||
%%%%%%%%%% A6
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
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{ Declarer Points or Bergen Points = Starting Points plus Points added after a fit }
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,2CP2DP2SP3SP?|at|} ^mBoard A6|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSkj754h85cak8sa83|at|}
|HT|Y|AT|^B@2^z@3Nome: Yes, I can hear you. The hand could be opened 2@C according to Bergen's 4 Quick Tricks and 4 Losers rule.
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*mAs Declarer what is the value of the hand? ^28~25~26~27^4|
cs||ht|p|at|^b{ |ht|x|at|^m
^m }
|ht|p|at|
^B Calculating Declarer's Points using Bergen's Method
^b 1- Starting Points plus,
^b 2- Additional Points after a fit using below guideline:
^c- Two points for any Singleton;
^c- 0 point for one doubleton;
^c- 1 point only for 2-3 doubleton;
^c- 4 points and not 3 as is traditional for a Void;
^c- 1 point for each trump over 5
^c- 1 point for a 4-card side suit (even a weak one).|
HT|p|AT|^n^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(27)|CP||AT| Bergen Points as ^*N
^n15 Raw HCP
^n+ 4 length points-spades
^N+ 1 for spade quality suit
^*B^o= 20 starting points ^*N
^n2) Additions after the fit:
^N + 4 for void
^N + 3 for three trumps over 5
^*B^o= 7 Total Declarer's Additions |pg||nt||
%%%%%%%% A6 REPEAT
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Declarer Points Count }
{ Declarer Points or Bergen Points = Starting Points plus Points added after a fit }
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,2CP2DP2SP3SP?|at|} ^mBoard A6|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSkj754h85cak8sa83|at|}
|HT|Y|AT|^B@2^z@3Nome: Yes, I can hear you. The hand could be opened 2@C according to Bergen's 4 Quick Tricks and 4 Losers rule.
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BNow, What bid would you make?^^4c|HT|r|FP|2|AT|^B@2^Y@3You are not sure how many points responder has. But you should still bid 4C to find out if pard has a heart control because pard's 3S bid is stronger than 4S and promises at least 1 ace or king. 4@C bid shows club control. You are hoping partner bids 4@H, so you can bid 6S. |
HT|p|AT|^b^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(27)|CP||AT| Bergen Points ^*N|pg||nt||
%%%%%%%%%%%% A7
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
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{ Declarer Points or Bergen Points = Starting Points plus Points added after a fit }
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1hp1sp3sp?|at|} ^mBoard A 7|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSa987654h8dat8c64|at|}
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*mAs Declarer what is the value of the hand? ^18~17~16^3|
cs||ht|p|at|^b{ |ht|x|at|^m
^m }
|ht|p|at|
^B Calculating Declares's Points using Bergen's Method
^b 1- Starting Points plus,
^b 2- Additional Points after a fit using below guideline:
^c- Two points for any Singleton;
^c- 0 point for one doubleton;
^c- 1 point only for 2-3 doubleton;
^c- 4 points and not 3 as is traditional for a Void;
^c- 1 point for each trump over 5
^c- 1 point for a 4-card side suit (even a weak one). |
HT|p|AT|^n^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(16)|CP||AT| Bergen Points as ^*N
^n8 Raw HCP
^n+ 3 length points-spades
^n+ 1 Upgrade 2 Aces and one ten
^*B^o= 12 starting points ^*N
^n2) Additions after the fit:
^n + 2 seven card trump spade
^n + 2 singleton heart
^*B^o= 4 Total Declarer's Additions |pg||nt||
%%%%%%%% A7 book REPEAT
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
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{ Declarer Points or Bergen Points = Starting Points plus Points added after a fit }
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1hp1sp3sp?|at|} ^mBoard A 7|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSa987654h8dat8c64|at|}
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BNow, What bid would you make?^^4D|HT|r|FP|2|AT|^B@2^Y@3There is a good chance partnership can be in slam. So bid 4@D your cheapest control bid.|
HT|p|AT|^B^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(16)|CP||AT| Bergen Points ^*N|pg||nt||
%%%%%% A8
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
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{ Declarer Points or Bergen Points = Starting Points plus Points added after a fit }
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1hp2hp?|at|} ^mBoard A8|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSkjhk9432caj2dk97|at|}
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*mAs Declarer what is the value of the hand? ^14~16~15^3|
cs||ht|p|at|^b{ |ht|x|at|^m
^m }
|ht|p|at|
^B Calculating Declarer's Points using Bergen's Method
^b 1- Starting Points plus,
^b 2- Additional Points after a fit using below guideline:
^c- Two points for any Singleton;
^c- 0 point for one doubleton;
^c- 1 point only for 2-3 doubleton;
^c- 4 points and not 3 as is traditional for a Void;
^c- 1 point for each trump over 5
^c- 1 point for a 4-card side suit (even a weak one). |
HT|p|AT|^n^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(15)|CP||AT| Bergen Points as ^*N
^n15 Raw HCP
^n+ 1 length points-hearts
^n- 1 Dubious Doubleton
^*B^o= 15 starting points ^*N
^n2) Additions after the fit:
^*B^o= None ^*N|pg||nt||
%%%%% A8 REPEAT
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Declarer Points Count }
{ Declarer Points or Bergen Points = Starting Points plus Points added after a fit }
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1hp2hp?|at|} ^mBoard A8|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSkjhk9432caj2dk97|at|}
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BNow, What bid would you make?^^P|HT|r|FP|2|AT|^B@2^Y@3Pass is the correct bid.|
HT|p|AT|^B^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(15)|CP||AT| Bergen Points ^*N|pg||nt||
%%%%%%%%%%% A9 from book
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
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{ Declarer Points or Bergen Points = Starting Points plus Points added after a fit }
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1hp1sp3sp?|at|} ^mBoard A9|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pS98653hk8dkq9ckj5|at|}
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*mAs Declarer what is the value of the hand? ^13~12~14^1|
cs||ht|p|at|^b{ |ht|x|at|^m
^m }
|ht|p|at|
^B Calculating Declares's Points using Bergen's Method
^b 1- Starting Points plus,
^b 2- Additional Points after a fit using below guideline:
^c- Two points for any Singleton;
^c- 0 point for one doubleton;
^c- 1 point only for 2-3 doubleton;
^c- 4 points and not 3 as is traditional for a Void;
^c- 1 point for each trump over 5
^c- 1 point for a 4-card side suit (even a weak one). |
HT|p|AT|^n^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(13)|CP||AT| Bergen Points as ^*N
^n12 Raw HCP
^n+ 1 length point-spades
^*B^o= 13 starting points ^*N
^n2) Additions after the fit:
^*B^o= Total Declarer's Additions = none ^*N|pg||nt||
%%%%%%% A9 from book REPEAT
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Declarer Points Count }
{ Declarer Points or Bergen Points = Starting Points plus Points added after a fit }
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1hp1sp3sp?|at|} ^mBoard A9|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pS98653hk8dkq9ckj5|at|}
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BNow, What bid would you make?^^4s|HT|r|FP|2|AT|^B@2^Y@3Bid 4@S, since the most you have is 32 points, not enough for slam.|
HT|p|AT|^B^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(13)|CP||AT| Bergen Points ^*N|pg||nt||
%%%%%%% A10
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
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{ Declarer Points or Bergen Points = Starting Points plus Points added after a fit }
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1Cp1HP2CP3CP?|at|} ^mBoard A10|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSQJHKQDAQT6CQJ975|at|}
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*mAs Declarer what is the value of the hand? ^19~17~16~20^1|
cs||ht|p|at|^b{ |ht|x|at|^m
^m }
|ht|p|at|
^B Calculating Declarer's Points using Bergen's Method
^b 1- Starting Points plus,
^b 2- Additional Points after a fit using below guideline:
^c- Two points for any Singleton;
^c- 0 point for one doubleton;
^c- 1 point only for 2-3 doubleton;
^c- 4 points and not 3 as is traditional for a Void;
^c- 1 point for each trump over 5
^c- 1 point for a 4-card side suit (even a weak one).
|HT|p|AT|^n^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(19)|CP||AT| Bergen Points as^*N
^n17 Raw HCP
^n+ 1 for 5th. club
^n+ 1 for quality diamond suit
^n- 2 for two Dubious Doubletons
^n- 1 because quacks exceed Aces/Tens
^*B^o= 16 starting points
^*N
^n2) Additions after the fit:
^n + 1 for two doubleton
^n + 1 for a four card side suit
^n + 1 because partner bid @H and @HKQ is no longer Dubious
^*B^o= 3 Total Declarer's Additions
^*N|pg||nt||
%%%%%% Board A10 REPEAT
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Declarer Points Count }
{ Declarer Points or Bergen Points = Starting Points plus Points added after a fit }
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1Cp1HP2CP3CP?|at|} ^mBoard A10|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSQJHKQDAQT6CQJ975|at|}
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BNow, What bid would you make?^^P|HT|r|FP|2|AT|^B@2^Y@3Pass is the correct bid. Partnership does not have enough for game in the minors, given all the downgrades in your hand.|
HT|p|AT|^B^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(19)|CP||AT| Bergen Points^*N|pg||nt||
%%%% A 11
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Declarer Points Count }
{ Declarer Points or Bergen Points = Starting Points plus Points added after a fit }
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1sp2sp?|at|} ^mBoard A11|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSkj965haq4cj2dk65|at|}
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*mAs Declarer what is the value of the hand? ^15~14~16^2|
cs||ht|p|at|^b{ |ht|x|at|^m
^m }
|ht|p|at|
^B Calculating Declarer's Points using Bergen's Method
^b 1- Starting Points plus,
^b 2- Additional Points after a fit using below guideline:
^c- Two points for any Singleton;
^c- 0 point for one doubleton;
^c- 1 point only for 2-3 doubleton;
^c- 4 points and not 3 as is traditional for a Void;
^c- 1 point for each trump over 5
^c- 1 point for a 4-card side suit (even a weak one). |
HT|p|AT|^n^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(14)|CP||AT| Bergen Points as ^*N
^n14 Raw HCP
^n+ 1 length points
^n- 1 dubious doubleton @CJ2
^*B^o= 14 starting points ^*N
^n2) Additions after the fit:
^*B^o= No Declarer's Additions ^*N
|pg||nt||
%%%%%%% A 11 REPEAT
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Declarer Points Count }
{ Declarer Points or Bergen Points = Starting Points plus Points added after a fit }
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1sp2sp?|at|} ^mBoard A11|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSkj965haq4cj2dk65|at|}
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BNow, What bid would you make?^^P|HT|r|FP|2|AT|^B@2^Y@3Pass is the correct bid. Partnership does not have enough points for game. |
HT|p|AT|^B^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(14)|CP||AT| Bergen Points ^*N|pg||nt||
%%%%%%% A12
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
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{ Declarer Points or Bergen Points = Starting Points plus Points added after a fit }
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1sp2sp?|at|} ^mBoard A12|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSakjt87hkq97c4dq5|at|}
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*mAs Declarer what is the value of the hand? ^21~19~16~20^1|
cs||ht|p|at|^b{ |ht|x|at|^m
^m }
|ht|p|at|
^B Calculating Declarer's Points using Bergen's Method
^b 1- Starting Points plus,
^b 2- Additional Points after a fit using below guideline:
^c- Two points for any Singleton;
^c- 0 point for one doubleton;
^c- 1 point only for 2-3 doubleton;
^c- 4 points and not 3 as is traditional for a Void;
^c- 1 point for each trump over 5
^c- 1 point for a 4-card side suit (even a weak one). |
HT|p|AT|^n^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(21)|CP||AT| Bergen Points as ^*N
^n15 Raw HCP
^n+ 2 length points-spades
^n+ 1 quality spade suit
^n- 1 dubious doubleton @DQ5
^*B^o= 17 starting points ^*N
^n2) Additions after the fit:
^n + 1 sixth spade
^n + 1 four card side suit -Heart
^n + 2 singleton @C4
^*B^o= 4 Total Declarer's Additions ^*N|pg||nt||
%%%% A12 REPEAT
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Declarer Points Count }
{ Declarer Points or Bergen Points = Starting Points plus Points added after a fit }
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1sp2sp?|at|} ^mBoard A12|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSakjt87hkq97c4dq5|at|}
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BNow, What bid would you make?^^4s|HT|r|FP|2|AT|^B@2^Y@3Bid 4@S. There are enough points between the dummy and declarer for game.|
HT|p|AT|^B^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(21)|CP||AT| Bergen Points ^*N|pg||nt||
%%%%%%%%% A13
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
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{ Declarer Points or Bergen Points = Starting Points plus Points added after a fit }
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1hp2hp?|at|} ^mBoard A13|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pS4hq8653cat63dakq|at|}
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*mAs Declarer what is the value of the hand? ^18~19~16~17^2|
cs||ht|p|at|^b{ |ht|x|at|^m
^m }
|ht|p|at|
^B Calculating Declarer's Points using Bergen's Method
^b 1- Starting Points plus,
^b 2- Additional Points after a fit using below guideline:
^c- Two points for any Singleton;
^c- 0 point for one doubleton;
^c- 1 point only for 2-3 doubleton;
^c- 4 points and not 3 as is traditional for a Void;
^c- 1 point for each trump over 5
^c- 1 point for a 4-card side suit (even a weak one). |
HT|p|AT|^n^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(19)|CP||AT| Bergen Points as ^*N
^n15 Raw HCP
^n+ 1 length points-hearts
^*B^o= 16 starting points ^*N
^n2) Additions after the fit:
^n + 1 four card club side suit
^n + 2 singleton spade
^*B^o= 3 Total Declarer's Additions ^*N|pg||nt||
%%%% A13 REPEAT
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Declarer Points Count }
{ Declarer Points or Bergen Points = Starting Points plus Points added after a fit }
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1hp2hp?|at|} ^mBoard A13|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pS4hq8653cat63dakq|at|}
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BNow, What bid would you make?^^4h|HT|r|FP|2|AT|^B@2^Y@3Be optimist and bid 4@H. You have a very good shot at 4@H unless partner is at lower range of his/her bid.|
HT|p|AT|^B^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(19)|CP||AT| Bergen Points ^*N|pg||nt||
%%%%%%% A14
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
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{ Declarer Points or Bergen Points = Starting Points plus Points added after a fit }
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1hp2hp?|at|} ^mBoard A14|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSqj7hkqj52cj7dkq4|at|}
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*mAs Declarer what is the value of the hand? ^14~15~16^1|
cs||ht|p|at|^b{ |ht|x|at|^m
^m }
|ht|p|at|
^B Calculating Declarer's Points using Bergen's Method
^b 1- Starting Points plus,
^b 2- Additional Points after a fit using below guideline:
^c- Two points for any Singleton;
^c- 0 point for one doubleton;
^c- 1 point only for 2-3 doubleton;
^c- 4 points and not 3 as is traditional for a Void;
^c- 1 point for each trump over 5
^c- 1 point for a 4-card side suit (even a weak one). |
HT|p|AT|^n^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(14)|CP||AT| Bergen Points as ^*N
^n15 Raw HCP
^n+ 1 length points-hearts
^n+ 1 quality Heart suit
^n- 1 dubious doubleton @CJ7
^n- 2 for six quacks and no Aces/Tens
^*B^o= 14 starting points ^*N
^n2) Additions after the fit:
^*B^o= No Declarer's Additions |pg||nt||
%%%% A14 REPEAT
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Declarer Points Count }
{ Declarer Points or Bergen Points = Starting Points plus Points added after a fit }
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1hp2hp?|at|} ^mBoard A14|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSqj7hkqj52cj7dkq4|at|}
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BNow, What bid would you make?^^p|HT|r|FP|2|AT|^B@2^Y@3Pass and enjoy a part score.|
HT|p|AT|^B^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(14)|CP||AT| Bergen Points ^*N|pg||nt||
%%%%%%%%%A 15 FROM HIS BOOK
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
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{ Declarer Points or Bergen Points = Starting Points plus Points added after a fit }
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1DP1SP2SP?|at|} ^mBoard A15|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSA875432H2D4CAK95|at|}
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*mAs Declarer what is the value of the hand ^18~21~19~20^2|
cs||ht|p|at|^b{ |ht|x|at|^m
^m }
|ht|p|at|
^B Calculating Declares's Points using Bergen's Method
^b 1- Starting Points plus,
^b 2- Additional Points after a fit using below guideline:
^c- Two points for any Singleton;
^c- 0 point for one doubleton;
^c- 1 point only for 2-3 doubleton;
^c- 4 points and not 3 as is traditional for a Void;
^c- 1 point for each trump over 5
^c- 1 point for a 4-card side suit (even a weak one). |
HT|p|AT|^n^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(21)|CP||AT| Bergen Points as ^*N
^n11 Raw HCP
^n+ 3 length points-spades
^*B^o= 14 starting points ^*N
^n2) Additions after the fit:
^n + 2 for 6TH. and 7Th. Trumps
^n + 1 four card club suit
^n + 4 for two singleton diamond/heart
^*B^o= 7 Total Declarer's Additions ^*N|pg||nt||
%%%%%A15 FROM HIS BOOK REPEAT
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Declarer Points Count }
{ Declarer Points or Bergen Points = Starting Points plus Points added after a fit }
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1DP1SP2SP?|at|} ^mBoard A15|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSA875432H2D4CAK95|at|}
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BNow, What bid would you make?^^4N|HT|r|FP|2|AT|^B@2^Y@3Bid 4N. You have enough points for slam and control of all suits. If partner shows 2 or 3 key cards, bid 6S.|
HT|p|AT|^B^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(21)|CP||AT| Bergen Points ^*N |pg||nt||
%%%%%%%% A16
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Declarer Points Count }
{ Declarer Points or Bergen Points = Starting Points plus Points added after a fit }
^-|
ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1dp1sp2sp?|at|} ^mBoard A16|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSaq9842hqjt9ca5d2|at|}
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*mAs Declarer what is the value of the hand? ^18~19~21~20^4|
cs||ht|p|at|^b{ |ht|x|at|^m
^m }
|ht|p|at|
^B Calculating Declarer's Points using Bergen's Method
^b 1- Starting Points plus,
^b 2- Additional Points after a fit using below guideline:
^c- Two points for any Singleton;
^c- 0 point for one doubleton;
^c- 1 point only for 2-3 doubleton;
^c- 4 points and not 3 as is traditional for a Void;
^c- 1 point for each trump over 5
^c- 1 point for a 4-card side suit (even a weak one). |
HT|p|AT|^n^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(20)|CP||AT| Bergen Points as ^*N
^n13 Raw HCP
^n+ 2 length points-spades
^n+ 1 quality suits --Heart
^*B^o= 16 starting points ^*N
^n2) Additions after the fit:
^n + 1 sixth spade
^n + 1 four card Heart suit
^n + 2 singleton Club
^*B^o= 4 Total Declarer's Additions ^*N|pg||nt||
%%%%%% A16 REPEAT
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1dp1sp2sp?|at|} ^mBoard A16|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSaq9842hqjt9ca5d2|at|}
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BNow, What bid would you make?^^4c|HT|r|FP|2|AT|^B@2^Y@34@C is correct, showing slam interest and 1st or 2nd round control in clubs. Partnership could have 33+ total points. So, show your cheapest control bid by bidding 4@C. You show controls up the line.|
HT|p|AT|^B^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(20)|CP||AT| Bergen Points ^*N|pg||nt||
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1sp2sp?|at|} ^mBoard A17|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSt5432hatcajdaqt8|at|}
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*mAs Declarer what is the value of the hand? ^21~19~17~20^4|
cs||ht|p|at|^b{ |ht|x|at|^m
^m }
|ht|p|at|
^B Calculating Declarer's Points using Bergen's Method
^b 1- Starting Points plus,
^b 2- Additional Points after a fit using below guideline:
^c- Two points for any Singleton;
^c- 0 point for one doubleton;
^c- 1 point only for 2-3 doubleton;
^c- 4 points and not 3 as is traditional for a Void;
^c- 1 point for each trump over 5
^c- 1 point for a 4-card side suit (even a weak one). |
HT|p|AT|^n^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(20)|CP||AT| Bergen Points as ^*N
^n15 Raw HCP
^n+ 1 for length points --spade
^n+ 1 for quality diamond suit
^N+ 1 because Aces/Tens exceed quacks
^*B^o= 18 starting points ^*N
^n2) Additions after the fit:
^n + 1 four card diamond side suit
^n + 1 for two Doubletons (Heart and Club)
^*B^o= 2 Total Declarer's Additions ^*N|pg||nt||
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1sp2sp?|at|} ^mBoard A17|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSt5432hatcajdaqt8|at|}
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BNow, What bid would you make?^^4s|HT|r|FP|2|AT|^B@2^Y@34@S is the correct bid. There are not enough points for slam. |
HT|p|AT|^B^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(20)|CP||AT| Bergen Points ^*N|pg||nt||
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1sp2sp?|at|} ^mBoard A18|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pS75432ha8cajdaqt8|at|}
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*mAs Declarer what is the value of the hand? ^18~19~17~20^2|
cs||ht|p|at|^b{ |ht|x|at|^m
^m }
|ht|p|at|
^B Calculating Declarer's Points using Bergen's Method
^b 1- Starting Points plus,
^b 2- Additional Points after a fit using below guideline:
^c- Two points for any Singleton;
^c- 0 point for one doubleton;
^c- 1 point only for 2-3 doubleton;
^c- 4 points and not 3 as is traditional for a Void;
^c- 1 point for each trump over 5
^c- 1 point for a 4-card side suit (even a weak one). |
HT|p|AT|^n^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(19)|CP||AT| Bergen Points as ^*N
^n15 Raw HCP
^n+ 1 length points
^n+ 1 quality diamond suit
^N No points for Over/Undervalued honors
^*B^o= 17 starting points ^*N
^n2) Additions after the fit:
^n + 1 four card diamond suit
^n + 1 for two Doubletons (Heart and Club)
^*B^o= 2 Total Declarer's Additions ^*N|pg||nt||
%%%%%%%%%%% A18 REPEAT
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1sp2sp?|at|} ^mBoard A18|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pS75432ha8cajdaqt8|at|}
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BNow, What bid would you make?^^4s|HT|r|FP|2|AT|^B@2^Y@34@S is the correct bid.|
HT|p|AT|^B^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(19)|CP||AT| Bergen Points ^*N|pg||nt||
%%%%%%%%%%%%% A19
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1sp2sp?|at|} ^mBoard A19|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSjt872hac7432dakj|at|}
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*mAs Declarer what is the value of the hand? ^18~17~16~19^2|
cs||ht|p|at|^b{ |ht|x|at|^m
^m }
|ht|p|at|
^B Calculating Declarer's Points using Bergen's Method
^b 1- Starting Points plus,
^b 2- Additional Points after a fit using below guideline:
^c- Two points for any Singleton;
^c- 0 point for one doubleton;
^c- 1 point only for 2-3 doubleton;
^c- 4 points and not 3 as is traditional for a Void;
^c- 1 point for each trump over 5
^c- 1 point for a 4-card side suit (even a weak one). |
HT|p|AT|^n^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(17)|CP||AT| Bergen Points as ^*N
^n13 Raw HCP
^n+ 1 length points
^*B^o= 14 starting points ^*N
^n2) Additions after the fit:
^n + 1 four card club side suit
^n + 2 singleton Heart
^*B^o= 3 Total Declarer's Additions ^*N|pg||nt||
%%%%%%%%%%%% 19 REPEAT
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1sp2sp?|at|} ^mBoard A19|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSjt872hac7432dakj|at|}
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BNow, What bid would you make?^^P|HT|r|FP|2|AT|^B@2^Y@3Pass is the correct answer. The singleton @HA is not pulling its weight and not lending support to other cards. So pass is best. |
HT|p|AT|^B^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(17)|CP||AT| Bergen Points ^*N |pg||nt||
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1Sp3Dp?|at|} ^mBoard A20|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSAQT973H75C953DAK|at|}
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*mAs Declarer what is the value of the hand? ^19~18~17~16^2|AT|^B@2The 3@D bid is a reverse Bergen promising 7-9 points and 4 card support.|
cs||ht|p|at|^b{ |ht|x|at|^m
^m }
|ht|p|at|
^B Calculating Declarer's Points using Bergen's Method
^b 1- Starting Points plus,
^b 2- Additional Points after a fit using below guideline:
^c- Two points for any Singleton;
^c- 0 point for one doubleton;
^c- 1 point only for 2-3 doubleton;
^c- 4 points and not 3 as is traditional for a Void;
^c- 1 point for each trump over 5
^c- 1 point for a 4-card side suit (even a weak one).
|HT|p|AT|^n^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(18)|CP||AT| Bergen Points as^*N
^n13 Raw HCP
^n+ 2 length points
^n+ 1 quality spade suit
^*B^o= 16 starting points
^*N
^n2) Additions after the fit:
^n + 1 sixth spade
^n + 1 for two Doubletons @DAK and @H75
^*B^o= 2 Total Declarer's Additions
^*N|pg||nt||
%%%%%%%%% A20 REPEAT
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1Sp3Dp?|at|} ^mBoard A20|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSAQT973H75C953DAK|at|}
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BNow, What bid would you make?^^4s,3s|HT|r|FP|2|AT|^B@2^Y@33@S probably is the safest bid. However, Howard likes 4@S. He says, "At worst the partnership has no worse than 25 combined points. And it could be as much as 27."|
HT|p|AT|^b^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(18)|CP||AT| Bergen Points^*N|pg||nt||
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1hp2hp?|at|} ^mBoard A21|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSq7hat983ck96daj9|at|}
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*mAs Declarer what is the value of the hand? ^12~14~16~10^2|
cs||ht|p|at|^b{ |ht|x|at|^m
^m }
|ht|p|at|
^B Calculating Declarer's Points using Bergen's Method
^b 1- Starting Points plus,
^b 2- Additional Points after a fit using below guideline:
^c- Two points for any Singleton;
^c- 0 point for one doubleton;
^c- 1 point only for 2-3 doubleton;
^c- 4 points and not 3 as is traditional for a Void;
^c- 1 point for each trump over 5
^c- 1 point for a 4-card side suit (even a weak one).|
HT|p|AT|^n^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(14)|CP||AT| Bergen Points as ^*N
^n14 Raw HCP
^n+ 1 length points --5-card heart
^n- 1 dubious doubleton @SQ7
^*B^o= 14 starting points ^*N
^n2) Additions after the fit:
^*B^o= No Declarer's Additions |pg||nt||
%%%%%%%% A21 REPEAT
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1hp2hp?|at|} ^mBoard A21|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSq7hat983ck96daj9|at|}
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BNow, What bid would you make?^^P|HT|r|FP|2|AT|^B@2^Y@3Pass is the correct bid.|
HT|p|AT|^B^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(14)|CP||AT| Bergen Points ^*N|pg||nt||
%%%%%%%%%%% A22
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1sp2sp?|at|}^mBoard A22|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSkqj63hk74ca3da84|at|}|HT|o|AT|^B@2^Y@3Assume you open this hand 1@S rather than 1NT.
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*mAs Declarer what is the value of the hand? ^18~19~16^2|
cs||ht|r|at|^b{ |ht|x|at|^m
^m }
|ht|p|at|
^B Calculating Declarer's Points using Bergen's Method
^b 1- Starting Points plus,
^b 2- Additional Points after a fit using below guideline:
^c- Two points for any Singleton;
^c- 0 point for one doubleton;
^c- 1 point only for 2-3 doubleton;
^c- 4 points and not 3 as is traditional for a Void;
^c- 1 point for each trump over 5
^c- 1 point for a 4-card side suit (even a weak one). |
HT|r|AT|^n^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(19)|CP||AT| Bergen Points as ^*N
^n17 Raw HCP
^n+ 1 length points-spades
^n+ 1 quality spade suit
^*B^o= 19 starting points ^*N
^n2) Additions after the fit:
^*B^o= No Declarer's Additions ^*N
|pg||nt||
%%%%%%%%% A22 REPEAT
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1sp2sp?|at|}^mBoard A22|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSkqj63hk74ca3da84|at|}|HT|o|AT|^B@2^Y@3Assume you open this hand 1@S rather than 1NT.
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BNow, What bid would you make?^^4s|HT|r|FP|2|AT|^B@2^Y@34@S is the correct bid.|
HT|r|AT|^B^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(19)|CP||AT| Bergen Points ^*N|pg||nt||
%%%A 23 FROM HIS BOOK
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1DP1SP2SP?|at|} ^mBoard A23|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSA875432H2D4CAK95|at|}
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*mAs Declarer what is the value of the hand ^18~21~19~20^2|
cs||ht|p|at|^b{ |ht|x|at|^m
^m }
|ht|p|at|
^B Calculating Declares's Points using Bergen's Method
^b 1- Starting Points plus,
^b 2- Additional Points after a fit using below guideline:
^c- Two points for any Singleton;
^c- 0 point for one doubleton;
^c- 1 point only for 2-3 doubleton;
^c- 4 points and not 3 as is traditional for a Void;
^c- 1 point for each trump over 5
^c- 1 point for a 4-card side suit (even a weak one). |
HT|p|AT|^n^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(21)|CP||AT| Bergen Points as ^*N
^n11 Raw HCP
^n+ 3 length points-spades
^*B^o= 14 starting points ^*N
^n2) Additions after the fit:
^n + 2 for 6TH. and 7Th. Trumps
^n + 1 four card club suit
^n + 4 for two singleton diamond/heart
^*B^o= 7 Total Declarer's Additions ^*N|pg||nt||
%%%%%A 23 FROM HIS BOOK REPEAT
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1DP1SP2SP?|at|} ^mBoard A23|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSA875432H2D4CAK95|at|}
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BNow, What bid would you make?^^4N|HT|r|FP|2|AT|^B@2^Y@3Bid 4N. You have enough points for slam and control of all suits. If partner shows 2 or 3 key cards, bid 6@S.|
HT|p|AT|^B^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(21)|CP||AT| Bergen Points ^*N |pg||nt||
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1hp3cp?|at|} ^mBoard X1|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSATHAK7652D3CAJT9|at|}
^b@2^Y@3You opened 1@H and your partnership plays Reverse Bergen Raises.
|HT|Z|AT|^b@2In "Reverse Bergen Raises", 3 clubs bid shows a limit raise (10-12 dummy points.)
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*mAs Declarer what is the value of the hand? ^24~23~22~20^1|
cs||ht|r|at|^b{ |ht|x|at|^m
^m }
|ht|p|at|
^B Calculating Declarer's Points using Bergen's Method
^b 1- Starting Points plus,
^b 2- Additional Points after a fit using below guideline:
^c- Two points for any Singleton;
^c- 0 point for one doubleton;
^c- 1 point only for 2-3 doubleton;
^c- 4 points and not 3 as is traditional for a Void;
^c- 1 point for each trump over 5
^c- 1 point for a 4-card side suit (even a weak one).
|HT|p|Va|4|AT|^n^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(24)|CP||AT| Bergen Points as^*N
^n16 Raw HCP
^n+ 2 for length points -- heart suit
^n+ 1 for quality suit -- club suit
^n+ 1 for Adjusr3 --aces/ten exceed quacks
^*B^o= 20 Starting Points^*N
^n2) Additions after the fit:
^n + 1 for trump card over 5
^n + 2 for singleton
^n + 1 for a four card side suit
^*B^o= 4 Total Declarer's Additions
^*N|pg||nt||
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1hp3cp?|at|} ^mBoard X1|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSATHAK7652D3CAJT9|at|}
^b@2^Y@3You opened 1@H and your partnership plays Reverse Bergen Raises.
|HT|Z|AT|^B@2In "Reverse Bergen Raises", 3 clubs bid shows a limit raise (10-12 dummy points.)
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BWhat bid would you make?^^6h|HT|r|FP|2|AT|^B@2^Y@3The bid is 6@H. You have all suits controlled and 34-36 points between declarer and dummy, more than enough for small slam. You might make grand slam with a perfect hand from partner, but bidding small slam should result in a very good score for you.
|HT|p|Va|4|AT|^b^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(24)|CP||AT| Bergen Points.^*N
|pg||nt||
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1hp3cp?|at|} ^mBoard X2|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSKQHAKJ64DK763CQJ|at|}
^C@2^Y@3You opened 1@H and your partnership plays Reverse Bergen Raises.
|HT|Z|AT|^C@2In "Reverse Bergen Raises", 3 clubs bid shows a limit raise (10-12 dummy points.)
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*mAs Declarer what is the value of the hand? ^19~23~22~20^4|
cs||ht|r|at|^b{ |ht|x|at|^m
^m }
|ht|p|at|
^B Calculating Declarer's Points using Bergen's Method
^b 1- Starting Points plus,
^b 2- Additional Points after a fit using below guideline:
^c- Two points for any Singleton;
^c- 0 point for one doubleton;
^c- 1 point only for 2-3 doubleton;
^c- 4 points and not 3 as is traditional for a Void;
^c- 1 point for each trump over 5
^c- 1 point for a 4-card side suit (even a weak one).
|HT|p|Va|4|AT|^n^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(20)|CP||AT| Bergen Points as^*N
^n19 Raw HCP
^n+ 1 for length points -- heart suit
^n+ 1 for quality suit --heart suit
^n- 2 for dubious Singleton/Doubleton
^n- 1 for Adjusr3 quacks exceed Aces/Tens
^*B^o= 18 Starting Points^*N
^n2) Additions after the fit:
^n +1 for 2 Doubletons
^n +1 for a 4+card side suit -- diamonds
^*B^o= 2 Total Declarer's Additions^*N|pg||NT||
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1hp3cp?|at|} ^mBoard X2|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSKQHAKJ64DK763CQJ|at|}
^C@2^Y@3You opened 1@H and your partnership plays Reverse Bergen Raises.
|HT|Z|AT|^C@2In "Reverse Bergen Raises", 3 clubs bid shows a limit raise (10-12 dummy points.)
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BWhat bid would you make?^^4h|HT|r|fp|2|AT|^B@2^Y@3The bid is 4@H. You have at most 32 points between declarer and dummy, which is not enough for slam (a minimum of 33 is required). And the excessive quacks in declarer's hand make it less suitable for slam.
|HT|p|Va|4|AT|^B^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(20)|CP||AT| Bergen Points^*N
|pg||nt||
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1hp3cp?|at|} ^mBoard X3|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSAJ4HKQ872DAQT92|at|}
^C@2^Y@3You opened 1@H and your partnership plays Reverse Bergen Raises.
|HT|Z|AT|^C@2In "Reverse Bergen Raises", 3 clubs bid shows a limit raise (10-12 dummy points.)
|hf|q|cq|2|lb|*mAs Declarer what is the value of the hand? ^19~24~22~20^2|
cs||ht|r|at|^b{ |ht|x|at|^m
^m }
|ht|p|at|
^B Calculating Declarer's Points using Bergen's Method
^b 1- Starting Points plus,
^b 2- Additional Points after a fit using below guideline:
^c- Two points for any Singleton;
^c- 0 point for one doubleton;
^c- 1 point only for 2-3 doubleton;
^c- 4 points and not 3 as is traditional for a Void;
^c- 1 point for each trump over 5
^c- 1 point for a 4-card side suit (even a weak one).
|HT|p|Va|4|AT|^n^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(24)|CP||AT| Bergen Points as^*N
^n16 Raw HCP
^n+ 2 for length points -- hearts
^n+ 1 for quality suit -- diamonds
^*B^o= 19 Starting Points^*N
^n2) Additions after the fit:
^n + 4 for VOID
^n + 1 for a four card side suit
^*B^o= 5 Total Declarer's Additions^*N|pg||nt||
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1hp3cp?|at|} ^mBoard X3|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSAJ4HKQ872DAQT92|at|}
^C@2^Y@3You opened 1@H and your partnership plays Reverse Bergen Raises.
|HT|Z|AT|^C@2In "Reverse Bergen Raises", 3 clubs bid shows a limit raise (10-12 dummy points.)
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BNow, What bid would you make?^^6h|HT|r|fp|2|AT|^B@2^Y@36@h is the correct answer.
|HT|p|Va|4|AT|^B^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(24)|CP||AT| Bergen Points^*N
|pg||nt||
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1dp1sp4sp|at|} ^mBoard X4|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSQ742HQJ7DK76CKQ7|at|}
^b@2^Y@3The auction goes 1@D by partner, 1@S by you, 4@S by partner.
|hf|q|cq|2|lb|*mAs Declarer what is the value of the hand? ^12~13~11~10^1|
cs||ht|r|at|^b{ |ht|x|at|^m
^m }
|ht|p|at|
^B Calculating Declarer's Points using Bergen's Method
^b 1- Starting Points plus,
^b 2- Additional Points after a fit using below guideline:
^c- Two points for any Singleton;
^c- 0 point for one doubleton;
^c- 1 point only for 2-3 doubleton;
^c- 4 points and not 3 as is traditional for a Void;
^c- 1 point for each trump over 5
^c- 1 point for a 4-card side suit (even a weak one).
|HT|p|Va|6|AT|^n^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(12)|CP||AT| Bergen Points as^*N
^n13 Raw HCP
^n- 1 because quacks exceed Aces/Tens
^*B^o= 12 Starting Points
^*N
^n2) Additions after the fit:
^
^*B^o= NO Total Declarer's Additions
^*N|pg||nt||
%%%%%%%%%% REPEAT x4
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{ Declarer Points or Bergen Points = Starting Points plus Points added after a fit }
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1dp1sp4sp|at|} ^mBoard X4|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSQ742HQJ7DK76CKQ7|at|}
^b@2^Y@3The auction goes 1@D by partner, 1@S by you, 4@S by partner.
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BNow, What bid would you make?^^P|HT|r|fp|2|AT|^B@2^Y@3Pass is correct bid. You have 32 or more points between your two hands. However, partner lacks shortness (failed to splinter) and your hand has excessive quacks.
|HT|p|Va|4|AT|^B^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(12)|CP||AT| Bergen Points^*N
|PG||NT||
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{ Declarer Points or Bergen Points = Starting Points plus Points added after a fit }
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1dp1sp4sp|at|} ^mBoard X4a|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSK97654HAK5D985C5|at|}
^B@2The auction goes 1@D by partner, 1@S by you, 4@S by partner.
|hf|q|cq|2|lb|*mAs Declarer what is the value of the hand? ^12~15~14~13^2|
cs||ht|p|at|^b{ |ht|x|at|^m
^m }
|ht|p|at|
^B Calculating Declarer's Points using Bergen's Method
^b 1- Starting Points plus,
^b 2- Additional Points after a fit using below guideline:
^c- Two points for any Singleton;
^c- 0 point for one doubleton;
^c- 1 point only for 2-3 doubleton;
^c- 4 points and not 3 as is traditional for a Void;
^c- 1 point for each trump over 5
^c- 1 point for a 4-card side suit (even a weak one).
|HT|p|AT|^n^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(15)|CP||AT| Bergen Points as^*N
^n10 Raw HCP
^n+ 2 for length points
^*B^o= 12 Starting Points
^*N
^n2) Additions after the fit:
^n + 1 for one trump card over 5
^n + 2 for singleton
^*B^o= 3 Total Declarer's Additions
^*N|pg||nt||
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1dp1sp4sp|at|} ^mBoard X4a|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSK97654HAK5D985C5|at|}
^B@2The auction goes 1@D by partner, 1@S by you, 4@S by partner.
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BNow, What bid would you make?^^4N|HT|r|fp|2|AT|^B@2^Y@3Bid 4N, and bid six if missing 0 or 1 key card (partner shows at least 2). You have 35 points between the 2 hands. Since partner opened 1D, it is unlikely you are missing a diamond control.
|HT|p|AT|^B^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(15)|CP||AT| Bergen Points^*N
|pg||nt||
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1Sp3Dp?|at|} ^mBoard X6|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSAJ852HAQ92DK4C43|at|}|HT|n|AT|
^B@2You opened. Your partnership plays Reverse Bergen Raises.
|HT|Z|AT|^C@2In "Reverse Bergen Raises", 3@D bid shows a constructive raise (7-9 dummy points.)
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*mAs Declarer what is the value of the hand? ^14~13~16~17^4|
cs||ht|p|at|^b{ |ht|x|at|^m
^m }
|ht|p|at|
^B Calculating Declarer's Points using Bergen's Method
^b 1- Starting Points plus,
^b 2- Additional Points after a fit using below guideline:
^c- Two points for any Singleton;
^c- 0 point for one doubleton;
^c- 1 point only for 2-3 doubleton;
^c- 4 points and not 3 as is traditional for a Void;
^c- 1 point for each trump over 5
^c- 1 point for a 4-card side suit (even a weak one).
|HT|p|AT|^n^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(17)|CP||AT| Bergen Points as^*N
^n14 Raw HCP
^n+ 1 for length points --spade
^*B^o= 15 Starting Points^*N
^n2) Additions after the fit:
^n +1 for ?2Doubletons
^n +1 for a 4+card side suit --heart
^*B^o= 2 Total Declarer's Additions
^*N|pg||nt||
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HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1Sp3Dp?|at|} ^mBoard X6|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSAJ852HAQ92DK4C43|at|}|HT|n|AT|
^B@2You opened. Your partnership plays Reverse Bergen Raises.
|HT|Z|AT|^C@2In "Reverse Bergen Raises", 3@D bid shows a constructive raise (7-9 dummy points.)
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BNow, What bid would you make?^^3h|HT|r|fp|2|AT|^B@2^Y@3This is a tough one. You have game if partner is top of his range. But, 3@S is best if he is not. He would pass 3@S. So let us try a "Help Suit Game Try" and bid 3@H. Partner can bid either 3 or 4@S.
|HT|p|AT|^B^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(17)|CP||AT| Bergen Points^*N|pg||nt||
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{ Declarer Points or Bergen Points = Starting Points plus Points added after a fit }
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1Sp3Dp?|at|} ^mBoard X7|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSAJ852HAQ9DK6542|at|}|HT|n|AT|
^B@2You opened. Your partnership plays Reverse Bergen Raises.
|HT|Z|AT|^C@2In "Reverse Bergen Raises", 3@D bid shows a constructive raise (7-9 dummy points.)
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*mAs Declarer what is the value of the hand? ^21~18~20~19^1|
cs||ht|p|at|^b{ |ht|x|at|^m
^m }
|ht|p|at|
^B Calculating Declarer's Points using Bergen's Method
^b 1- Starting Points plus,
^b 2- Additional Points after a fit using below guideline:
^c- Two points for any Singleton;
^c- 0 point for one doubleton;
^c- 1 point only for 2-3 doubleton;
^c- 4 points and not 3 as is traditional for a Void;
^c- 1 point for each trump over 5
^c- 1 point for a 4-card side suit (even a weak one).
|HT|p|AT|^n^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(21)|CP||AT| Bergen Points as^*N
^n14 Raw HCP
^n+ 2 for length points - @S and @D
^*B^o= 16 Starting Points ^*N
^n2) Additions after the fit:
^n + 4 for void @C
^n + 1 for a 4+card side suit @D
^*B^o= 5 Total Declarer's Additions^*N|pg||nt||
%%%%%%%% X7 Repeat
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
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{ Declarer Points or Bergen Points = Starting Points plus Points added after a fit }
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1Sp3Dp?|at|} ^mBoard X7|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSAJ852HAQ9DK6542|at|}|HT|n|AT|
^B@2You opened. Your partnership plays Reverse Bergen Raises.
|HT|Z|AT|^C@2In "Reverse Bergen Raises", 3@D bid shows a constructive raise (7-9 dummy points.)
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BNow, What bid would you make?^^4s|HT|r|fp|2|AT|^B@2^Y@34@S. Partner is showing 7-9 and partnership is assured of 28-30 points. Go for game in boss suit and crush the opponents desire to get in your way.
|HT|p|AT|^b^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(21)|CP||AT| Bergen Points^*N|pg||nt||
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HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
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{ Declarer Points or Bergen Points = Starting Points plus Points added after a fit }
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1Sp3Dp?|at|} ^mBoard X8|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSAJ8542HAQ9DK64C4|at|}|HT|n|AT|
^B@2You opened. Your partnership plays Reverse Bergen Raises.
|HT|Z|AT|^C@2In "Reverse Bergen Raises", 3@D bid shows a constructive raise (7-9 dummy points.)
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*mAs Declarer what is the value of the hand? ^19~18~16~20^1|
cs||ht|p|at|^b{ |ht|X|at|^m
^m }
|ht|p|at|
^B Calculating Declarer's Points using Bergen's Method
^b 1- Starting Points plus,
^b 2- Additional Points after a fit using below guideline:
^c- Two points for any Singleton;
^c- 0 point for one doubleton;
^c- 1 point only for 2-3 doubleton;
^c- 4 points and not 3 as is traditional for a Void;
^c- 1 point for each trump over 5
^c- 1 point for a 4-card side suit (even a weak one).
|HT|p|AT|^n^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(19)|CP||AT| Bergen Points as^*N
^n14 Raw HCP
^n+ 2 for length points -- @S suit
^*B^o= 16 Starting Points^*N
^n2) Additions after the fit:
^n + 1 for trump card over 5
^n + 2 for singleton
^*B^o= 3 Total Declarer's Additions^*N|pg||nt||
%%%%%% X8 Repeat
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Declarer Points Count }
{ Declarer Points or Bergen Points = Starting Points plus Points added after a fit }
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1Sp3Dp?|at|} ^mBoard X8|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSAJ8542HAQ9DK64C4|at|}|HT|n|AT|
^B@2You opened. Your partnership plays Reverse Bergen Raises.
|HT|Z|AT|^C@2In "Reverse Bergen Raises", 3@D bid shows a constructive raise (7-9 dummy points.)
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BNow, What bid would you make?^^4s|HT|r|fp|2|AT|^B@2^Y@34@S should be a good bid. It may be tough to make if partner is at low end of the range.
|HT|p|AT|^b^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(19)|CP||AT| Bergen Points^*N|pg||nt||
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{ Declarer Points or Bergen Points = Starting Points plus Points added after a fit }
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1Sp3Dp?|at|} ^mBoard X9|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSJT432HAQ7DAK96C4|at|}|HT|n|AT|
^B@2You opened. Your partnership plays Reverse Bergen Raises.
|HT|Z|AT|^C@2In "Reverse Bergen Raises", 3@D bid shows a constructive raise (7-9 dummy points.)
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*mAs Declarer what is the value of the hand? ^19~18~17~20^2|
cs||ht|p|at|^b{ |ht|X|at|^m
^m }
|ht|p|at|
^B Calculating Declarer's Points using Bergen's Method
^b 1- Starting Points plus,
^b 2- Additional Points after a fit using below guideline:
^c- Two points for any Singleton;
^c- 0 point for one doubleton;
^c- 1 point only for 2-3 doubleton;
^c- 4 points and not 3 as is traditional for a Void;
^c- 1 point for each trump over 5
^c- 1 point for a 4-card side suit (even a weak one).
|HT|p|AT|^n^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(18)|CP||AT| Bergen Points as^*N
^n14 Raw HCP
^n+ 1 for length points -- @S suit
^*B^o= 15 Starting Points^*N
^n2) Additions after the fit:
^n + 2 for singleton
^n + 1 for a 4+side side suit
^*B^o= 3 Total Declarer's Additions^*N|pg||nt||
%%%%%%%%% X9 Repeat
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{ Declarer Points or Bergen Points = Starting Points plus Points added after a fit }
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1Sp3Dp?|at|} ^mBoard X9|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSJT432HAQ7DAK96C4|at|}|HT|n|AT|
^B@2You opened. Your partnership plays Reverse Bergen Raises.
|HT|Z|AT|^C@2In "Reverse Bergen Raises", 3@D bid shows a constructive raise (7-9 dummy points.)
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BNow, What bid would you make?^^3h|HT|r|FP|2|AT|^B@2^Y@3Bid an invitational 3@h and hope that partner is at top of the range and would accept the invitation by bidding 4@S.
|HT|p|AT|^b^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(18)|CP||AT| Bergen Points^*N|pg||nt||
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1Sp3Dp?|at|} ^mBoard X10|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSKQ752HK9542D5CA2|at|}|HT|n|AT|
^B@2You opened. Your partnership plays Reverse Bergen Raises.
|HT|Z|AT|^C@2In "Reverse Bergen Raises", 3@D bid shows a constructive raise (7-9 dummy points.)
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*mAs Declarer what is the value of the hand? ^19~20~18~17^4|
cs||ht|p|at|^b{ |ht|X|at|^m
^m }
|ht|p|at|
^B Calculating Declarer's Points using Bergen's Method
^b 1- Starting Points plus,
^b 2- Additional Points after a fit using below guideline:
^c- Two points for any Singleton;
^c- 0 point for one doubleton;
^c- 1 point only for 2-3 doubleton;
^c- 4 points and not 3 as is traditional for a Void;
^c- 1 point for each trump over 5
^c- 1 point for a 4-card side suit (even a weak one).
|HT|p|AT|^n^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(17)|CP||AT| Bergen Points as^*N
^n12 Raw HCP
^n+ 2 for length points -- @S and @H suits
^*B^o= 14 Starting Points ^*N
^n2) Additions after the fit:
^n + 2 for singleton
^n + 1 for a 4+card side suit @H suit
^*B^o= 3 Total Declarer's Additions
^*N|pg||nt||
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1Sp3Dp?|at|} ^mBoard X10|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSKQ752HK9542D5CA2|at|}|HT|n|AT|
^B@2You opened. Your partnership plays Reverse Bergen Raises.
|HT|Z|AT|^C@2In "Reverse Bergen Raises", 3@D bid shows a constructive raise (7-9 dummy points.)
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BNow, What bid would you make?^^3s|HT|r|fp|2|AT|^B@2^Y@3Bid 3@S to play. Partner must pass. It is unlikely you have game.
|HT|p|AT|^b^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(17)|CP||AT| Bergen Points^*N|pg||nt||
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%%Dummy points quizzes
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^b@2In the following examples please count the Dummy Points of the hand based on the auction presented. The auction will set whether the hand is Declarer or Dummy.
Each quiz has four panels. In first you count the Dummy Points. Second panel has the correct answer and how it is calculated with a summary of Bergen's guideline in the left lower corner.
In the third panel you are asked to make a bid based on the information you have collected. Finally, in fourth panel you have the correct bidding and additional comments which generally is by Howard Schutzman, BBO nickname "hondo717" or from Bergen's book ^*Islam Bidding Made Easier^*N. Thus, it is a double delight - learning to evaluate your hand using Bergen's method and learning the proper bidding.
Please try again if you have not answered the quiz correctly on the first try. You always can bypass the quiz by clicking the "Tell Me" box. |pg||NT||
%%%%>>>> D1
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md||ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|{|ia|,1hp?|at|} ^mBoard D1|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|psa72hj873d4cqt872|at|}|CS||HT|n|AT|^B@2^Y@3Let us assume that there is fit and this hand is dummy.
|hf|q|cq|2|lb|*mWhat is the value of your hand ? ^11~8~10~12^1|
cs||ht|p|at|^b{ |ht|x|at|^o
^m }
|ht|p|at|
^B Calculating Dummy Points using Bergen's Method
^B^*BDummy Points is the sum of a and b.^*N
^b a. Starting Points
^b b. Short Suit Points according to the following schedule
^c 1. One point for each doubleton;
^c 2. Two points for each Singleton with 3-card trump and
^c three points with 4-card trump;
^C 3. For void add 1 point for each trump card.
^c You add 5 if you have 5 trumps.|
HT|p|AT|^p@2^Z@3^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(11)|CP||AT| Dummy Points.^*N
^p^*Ba- Starting Points = 8^*N
^p 7 Raw HCP
^p + 1 point for length points
^p No quality suit points
^p No dubious singleton/doubleton
^p^*Bb- Additions for Short Suit Points = 3 ^*N
^p + 3 singleton diamond (This hand has 4 trumps).|pg||nt||
%%%% D1 repeat
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
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{Dummy Points = Starting Points plus Short Suit Points}
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md||ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|{|ia|,1hp?|at|} ^mBoard D1|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|psa72hj873d4cqt872|at|}|CS||HT|n|AT|^B@2^Y@3Let us assume that there is fit and this hand is dummy.
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BNow, What bid would you make?^^3c|HT|r|FP|2|at|^B@2^Y@3Assuming you play Reverse Bergen Raises 3@C is the correct bid. If not bid 3@H.
|HT|p|AT|^b@2^Z@3^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(11)|CP||AT| Dummy Points.^*N
|pg||nt||
%%%%d1a
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{Dummy Points = Starting Points plus Short Suit Points}
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md||ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|{|ia|,1cp1hp?|at|} ^mBoard D1A|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSK2HAQJ8D974CK984|at|}|CS||HT|n|AT|^B@2^Y@3Let us assume that there is fit and this hand is dummy.
|hf|q|cq|2|lb|*mWhat is the value of your hand ? ^16~15~14^2|
cs||ht|p|at|^b{ |ht|x|at|^o
^m }
|ht|p|at|
^B Calculating Dummy Points using Bergen's Method
^B^*BDummy Points is the sum of a and b.^*N
^b a. Starting Points
^b b. Short Suit Points according to the following schedule
^c 1. One point for each doubleton;
^c 2. Two points for each Singleton with 3-card trump and
^c three with 4-card trump;
^C 3. For void add 1 point for each trump card.
^c You add 5 if you have 5 trumps.|
HT|p|AT|^p@2^Z@3^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(15)|CP||AT| Dummy Points. ^*N
^p^*Ba- Starting Points = 14 ^*N
^p 13 Raw HCP
^p No length point
^p +1 quality heart suit
^p^*Bb- Additions for Short points = 1^*N
^p 1 point for a doubleton @SKx |pg||nt||
%%%%%%%%%d1a REPEAT
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{ Practice Counting Dummy Points }
{Dummy Points = Starting Points plus Short Suit Points}
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md||ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|{|ia|,1cp1hp?|at|} ^mBoard D1A|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSK2HAQJ8D974CK984|at|}|CS||HT|n|AT|^B@2^Y@3Let us assume that there is fit and this hand is dummy.
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BNow, What bid would you make?^^2h|HT|r|FP|2|AT|^B@2^Y@3Bid 2@H which shows 13-16 Dummy Points.
|HT|p|AT|^B@2^Z@3^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(15)|CP||AT| Dummy Points. ^*N|pg||nt||
%%%%% D2
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
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{Dummy Points = Starting Points plus Short Suit Points}
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md||ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|{|ia|,1hp?|at|} ^mBoard D2|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|ps43hqjt5dk3cqj876|at|}|CS||HT|n|AT|^B@2^Y@3Let us assume that there is fit and this hand is dummy.
|hf|q|cq|2|lb|*mWhat is the value of your hand ? ^11~8~10~12^4|
cs||ht|p|at|^b{ |ht|x|at|^o
^m }
|ht|p|at|
^B Calculating Dummy Points using Bergen's Method
^B^*BDummy Points is the sum of a and b.^*N
^b a. Starting Points
^b b. Short Suit Points according to the following schedule.
^c 1. One point for each doubleton;
^c 2. Two points for each Singleton with 3-card trump and
^c three with 4-card trump;
^C 3. For void add 1 point for each trump card.
^c You add 5 if you have 5 trumps.|
HT|p|AT|^p@2^Z@3^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(12)|CP||AT| Dummy Points. ^*N
^p^*Ba- Starting Points = 10^*N
^p 9 Raw HCP
^p + 1 point for length points
^p + 1 quality suit points (heart)
^p - 1 because quacks exceed Aces/Tens
^p^*Bb- Additions for Short Suit Points = 2 ^*N
^p + 2 for two Doubletons |pg||nt||
%%%%%%%%% D2 REPEAT
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{ Practice Counting Dummy Points }
{Dummy Points = Starting Points plus Short Suit Points}
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md||ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|{|ia|,1hp?|at|} ^mBoard D2|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|ps43hqjt5dk3cqj876|at|}|CS||HT|n|AT|^B@2^Y@3Let us assume that there is fit and this hand is dummy.
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BNow, What bid would you make?^^3c|HT|r|FP|2|AT|^B@2^Y@33@C probably is the best. Even with Bergen's method the hand has many quacks and you are not strong to bid Jacoby 2NT. Bid 3@H if you are not playing Bergen Raises.
|HT|p|AT|^B@2^Z@3^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(12)|CP||AT| Dummy Points. ^*N|pg||nt||
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HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
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{Dummy Points = Starting Points plus Short Suit Points}
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md||ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|{|ia|,1cp1hp?|at|} ^mBoard D2A|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|psq942hak64cak876|at|}|CS||HT|n|AT|^B@2^Y@3Let us assume that there is fit and this hand is dummy.
|hf|q|cq|2|lb|*mWhat is the value of your hand ? ^21~20~17^1|
cs||ht|p|at|^b{ |ht|x|at|^o
^m }
|ht|p|at|
^B Calculating Dummy Points using Bergen's Method
^B^*BDummy Points is the sum of a and b.^*N
^b a. Starting Points
^b b. Short Suit Points according to the following schedule
^c 1. One point for each doubleton;
^c 2. Two points for each Singleton with 3-card trump and
^c three with 4-card trump;
^C 3. For void add 1 point for each trump card.
^c You add 5 if you have 5 trumps.|
HT|p|AT|^p@2^Z@3^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(21)|CP||AT| Dummy Points. ^*N
^p^*Ba- Starting Points = 17 ^*N
^p 16 Raw HCP
^p +1 for 5-card @C length point
^p^*Bb- Additions for Short points = 4 ^*N
^p 4 points for void (dummy has 4 trumps)
|pg||nt||
%%%%%%%%%d2A REPEAT
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Counting Dummy Points }
{Dummy Points = Starting Points plus Short Suit Points}
^-|
md||ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|{|ia|,1cp1hp?|at|} ^mBoard D2A|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|psq942hak64cak876|at|}|CS||HT|n|AT|^B@2^Y@3Let us assume that there is fit and this hand is dummy.
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BNow, What bid would you make?^^4d|HT|r|FP|2|AT|^B@2^Y@3This is a tough one. Partner promises 4 hearts and at least 6 points. You mostly have game in heart. So a splinter bid can help.
|HT|p|AT|^B@2^Z@3^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(21)|CP||AT| Dummy Points. ^*N|pg||nt||
%%%%%%%%% D3
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Counting Dummy Points }
{Dummy Points = Starting Points plus Short Suit Points}
^-|
%%%%%%%%%%
md||ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|{|ia|,1hp?|at|} ^mBoard D3|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|ps4hqjt5dk43cqj876|at|}|CS||HT|n|AT|^B@2^Y@3Let us assume that there is fit and this hand is dummy.
|hf|q|cq|2|lb|*mWhat is the value of your hand ? ^13~10~11~12^1|
cs||ht|p|at|^b{ |ht|x|at|^o
^m }
|ht|p|at|
^B Calculating Dummy Points using Bergen's Method
^B^*BDummy Points is the sum of a and b.^*N
^b a. Starting Points
^b b. Short Suit Points according to the following schedule.
^c 1. One point for each doubleton;
^c 2. Two points for each Singleton with 3-card trump and
^c three with 4-card trump;
^C 3. For void add 1 point for each trump card.
^c You add 5 if you have 5 trumps.|
HT|p|AT|^p@2^Z@3^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(13)|CP||AT| Dummy Points. ^*N
^p^*Ba- Starting Points = 10^*N
^p 9 Raw HCP
^p + 1 point for length --club
^p + 1 for heart quality suit
^p - 1 because quacks exceed Aces/Tens
^p^*Bb- Additions for Short Suit Points = 3 ^*N
^p + 3 singleton @S (This hand has 4 trumps)|pg||nt||
%%%% D3 REPEAT
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Counting Dummy Points }
{Dummy Points = Starting Points plus Short Suit Points}
^-|
%%%%%%%%%%
md||ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|{|ia|,1hp?|at|} ^mBoard D3|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|ps4hqjt5dk43cqj876|at|}|CS||HT|n|AT|^B@2^Y@3Let us assume that there is fit and this hand is dummy.
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BNow, What bid would you make?^^3s|HT|r|FP|2|AT|^B@2^Y@33@S (splinter) is a good bid. You have 13 Dummy Points, 4 card support and a singleton. On the other hand, this is a real min, and the quacks are bothersome, so a limit raise would be acceptable as well.
|HT|p|AT|^B@2^Z@3^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(13)|CP||AT| Dummy Points. ^*N|pg||nt||
%%% D4
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Counting Dummy Points }
{Dummy Points = Starting Points plus Short Suit Points}
^-|
%%%%%%%%%%
md||ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|{|ia|,1hp?|at|} ^mBoard D4|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|ps2hk9876d32ca6543|at|}|CS||HT|n|AT|^B@2^Y@3Let us assume that there is fit and this hand is dummy.
|hf|q|cq|2|lb|*mWhat is the value of your hand ? ^13~12~10~12^1|
cs||ht|p|at|^b{ |ht|x|at|^o
^m }
|ht|p|at|
^B Calculating Dummy Points using Bergen's Method
^B^*BDummy Points is the sum of a and b.^*N
^b a. Starting Points
^b b. Short Suit Points according to the following schedule
^c 1. One point for each doubleton;
^c 2. Two points for each Singleton with 3-card trump and
^c three with 4-card trump;
^C 3. For void add 1 point for each trump card.
^c You add 5 if you have 5 trumps.|
HT|p|AT|^p@2^Z@3^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(13)|CP||AT| Dummy Points. ^*N
^p^*Ba- Starting Points = 9^*N
^p 7 Raw HCP
^p + 2 for point for length heart/club
^p^*Bb- Additions for Short Suit Points = 4 ^*N
^p + 3 singleton spade (This hand has 4 trumps)
^P + 1 for doubleton @D32 |pg||nt||
%%%%%%% D4 REPEAT
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Counting Dummy Points }
{Dummy Points = Starting Points plus Short Suit Points}
^-|
%%%%%%%%%%
md||ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|{|ia|,1hp?|at|} ^mBoard D4|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|ps2hk9876d32ca6543|at|}|CS||HT|n|AT|^B@2^Y@3Let us assume that there is fit and this hand is dummy.
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BNow, What bid would you make?^^3s|HT|r|FP|2|AT|^B@2^Y@3Bid 3S to show 13-16 dummy points and spade shortness.
|HT|p|AT|^B@2^Z@3^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(13)|CP||AT| Dummy Points. ^*N|pg||nt||
%%%%%%%%%% D5
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Counting Dummy Points }
{Dummy Points = Starting Points plus Short Suit Points}
^-|
md||ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|{|ia|,1sp?|at|} ^mBoard D5|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pst974h9876c3dakq7|at|}|CS||HT|n|AT|^B@2^Y@3Let us assume that there is fit and this hand is dummy.
|hf|q|cq|2|lb|*mWhat is the value of your hand ? ^11~12~14~13^4|
cs||ht|p|at|^b{ |ht|x|at|^o
^m }
|ht|p|at|
^B Calculating Dummy Points using Bergen's Method
^B^*BDummy Points is the sum of a and b.^*N
^b a. Starting Points
^b b. Short Suit Points according to the following schedule
^c 1. One point for each doubleton;
^c 2. Two points for each Singleton with 3-card trump and
^c three with 4-card trump;
^C 3. For void add 1 point for each trump card.
^c You add 5 if you have 5 trumps.|
HT|p|AT|^p@2^Z@3^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(13)|CP||AT| Dummy Points. ^*N
^p^*Ba- Starting Points = 10^*N
^p 9 Raw HCP
^p + 1 quality suit points --Diamonds
^p No dubious singleton/doubleton
^p^*Bb- Additions for Short Suit Points = 3 ^*N
^p + 3 singleton club (This hand has 4 trumps)|pg||nt||
%%%%% D5 REPEAT
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Counting Dummy Points }
{Dummy Points = Starting Points plus Short Suit Points}
^-|
md||ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|{|ia|,1sp?|at|} ^mBoard D5|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pst974h9876c3dakq7|at|}|CS||HT|n|AT|^B@2^Y@3Let us assume that there is fit and this hand is dummy.
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BNow, What bid would you make?^^4c|HT|r|FP|2|AT|^B@2^Y@34@C splinter bid is the correct bid. Again you have 13 Dummy points, 4 card support and a singleton.
|HT|p|AT|^B@2^Z@3^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(13)|CP||AT| Dummy Points. ^*N|pg||nt||
%%%%%%%%%D5A
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Counting Dummy Points }
{Dummy Points = Starting Points plus Short Suit Points}
^-|
md||ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|{|ia|,1cp1hp?|at|} ^mBoard D5A|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pskqhaq65dqj5ckq87|at|}|CS||HT|n|AT|^B@2^Y@3Let us assume that there is fit and this hand is dummy.
|hf|q|cq|2|lb|*mWhat is the value of your hand ? ^16~18~17^2|
cs||ht|p|at|^b{ |ht|x|at|^o
^m }
|ht|p|at|
^B Calculating Dummy Points using Bergen's Method
^B^*BDummy Points is the sum of a and b.^*N
^b a. Starting Points
^b b. Short Suit Points according to the following schedule
^c 1. One point for each doubleton;
^c 2. Two points for each Singleton with 3-card trump and
^c three with 4-card trump;
^C 3. For void add 1 point for each trump card.
^c You add 5 if you have 5 trumps.|
HT|p|AT|^p@2^Z@3^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(18)|CP||AT| Dummy Points. ^*N
^p^*Ba- Starting Points = 17 ^*N
^p 19 Raw HCP
^p -1 for @SKQ dubious doubleton
^p -1 because quacks exceed Aces/Tens by 4
^p^*Bb- Additions for Short points = 1 ^*N
^p 1 point for doubleton|pg||nt||
%%%%%%%%%%%%%D5A REPEAT
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Counting Dummy Points }
{Dummy Points = Starting Points plus Short Suit Points}
^-|
md||ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|{|ia|,1cp1hp?|at|} ^mBoard D5A|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pskqhaq65dqj5ckq87|at|}|CS||HT|n|AT|^B@2^Y@3Let us assume that there is fit and this hand is dummy.
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BNow, What bid would you make?^^3h|HT|r|FP|2|AT|^B@2^Y@3Bid 3@H showing heart support and 17-19 dummy points.^*N |pg||nt||
%%%%%%%% D6
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Counting Dummy Points }
{Dummy Points = Starting Points plus Short Suit Points}
^-|
md||ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|{|ia|,1sp?|at|} ^mBoard D6|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|psj654haqt985ct96|at|}|CS||HT|n|AT|^B@2^Y@3Let us assume that there is fit and this hand is dummy.
|hf|q|cq|2|lb|*mWhat is the value of your hand ? ^11~14~13~12^2|
cs||ht|p|at|^b{ |ht|x|at|^o
^m }
|ht|p|at|
^B Calculating Dummy Points using Bergen's Method
^B^*BDummy Points is the sum of a and b.^*N
^b a. Starting Points
^b b. Short Suit Points according to the following schedule
^c 1. One point for each doubleton;
^c 2. Two points for each Singleton with 3-card trump and
^c three with 4-card trump;
^C 3. For void add 1 point for each trump card.
^c You add 5 if you have 5 trumps.|
HT|p|AT|^p@2^Z@3^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(14)|CP||AT| Dummy Points. ^*N
^p^*Ba- Starting Points = 10^*N
^p 7 Raw HCP
^p + 2 point for length points
^p + 1 quality suit points
^p No dubious singleton/doubleton
^p^*Bb- Additions for Short Suit Points = 4 ^*N
^p + 4 for void in Diamond (This hand has 4 trumps)|pg||nt||
%%%%%%%%%% D6 REPEAT
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Counting Dummy Points }
{Dummy Points = Starting Points plus Short Suit Points}
^-|
md||ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|{|ia|,1sp?|at|} ^mBoard D6|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|psj654haqt985ct96|at|}|CS||HT|n|AT|^B@2^Y@3Let us assume that there is fit and this hand is dummy.
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BNow, What bid would you make?^^4d|HT|r|FP|2|AT|^B@2^Y@3Show your @D void and let your partner decide.|
HT|p|AT|^B@2^Z@3^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(14)|CP||AT| Dummy Points. ^*N |pg||nt||
%%%%%%%%%%% D7
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Counting Dummy Points }
{Dummy Points = Starting Points plus Short Suit Points}
^-|
md||ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|{|ia|,1sp?|at|} ^mBoard D7|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pskqj54ht72ca7da93|at|}|CS||HT|n|AT|^B@2^Y@3Let us assume that there is fit and this hand is dummy.
|hf|q|cq|2|lb|*mWhat is the value of your hand ? ^19~18~17~16^3|
cs||ht|p|at|^b{ |ht|x|at|^o
^m }
|ht|p|at|
^B Calculating Dummy Points using Bergen's Method
^B^*BDummy Points is the sum of a and b.^*N
^b a. Starting Points
^b b. Short Suit Points according to the following schedule
^c 1. One point for each doubleton;
^c 2. Two points for each Singleton with 3-card trump and
^c three with 4-card trump;
^C 3. For void add 1 point for each trump card.
^c You add 5 if you have 5 trumps.|
HT|p|AT|^p@2^Z@3^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(17)|CP||AT| Dummy Points. ^*N
^p^*Ba- Starting Points = 16^*N
^p 14 Raw HCP
^p + 1 for length --spade
^p + 1 for quality suit spade
^p No dubious singleton/doubleton
^p^*Bb- Additions for Short Suit Points = 1 ^*N
^p + 1 for doubleton @CA7|pg||nt||
%%%%%%%%%%%% D7 REPEAT
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Counting Dummy Points }
{Dummy Points = Starting Points plus Short Suit Points}
^-|
md||ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|{|ia|,1sp?|at|} ^mBoard D7|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pskqj54ht72ca7da93|at|}|CS||HT|n|AT|^B@2^Y@3Let us assume that there is fit and this hand is dummy.
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BNow, What bid would you make?^^2N|HT|r|FP|2|AT|^B@2^Y@32NT is the correct bid. Partnership should be in slam unless opener is bare minimum.|
HT|p|AT|^B@2^Z@3^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(17)|CP||AT| Dummy Points. ^*N |pg||nt||
%%%%%%%%% D8
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Counting Dummy Points }
{Dummy Points = Starting Points plus Short Suit Points}
^-|
md||ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|{|ia|,1hp?|at|} ^mBoard D8|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pskt3ha8652d4c8743|at|}|CS||HT|n|AT|^B@2^Y@3Let us assume that there is fit and this hand is dummy.
|hf|q|cq|2|lb|*mWhat is the value of your hand ? ^11~8~10~12^1|
cs||ht|p|at|^b{ |ht|x|at|^o
^m }
|ht|p|at|
^B Calculating Dummy Points using Bergen's Method
^B^*BDummy Points is the sum of a and b.^*N
^b a. Starting Points
^b b. Short Suit Points according to the following schedule
^c 1. One point for each doubleton;
^c 2. Two points for each Singleton with 3-card trump and
^c three with 4-card trump;
^C 3. For void add 1 point for each trump card.
^c You add 5 if you have 5 trumps.|
HT|p|AT|^p@2^Z@3^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(11)|CP||AT| Dummy Points. ^*N
^p^*Ba- Starting Points = 8^*N
^p 7 Raw HCP
^p + 1 point for length points
^p No quality suit points
^p No dubious singleton/doubleton
^p^*Bb- Additions for Short Suit Points = 3 ^*N
^p + 3 for singleton diamond (This hand has 4 trumps)|pg||nt||
%%%%%%%%% D8 REPEAT
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Counting Dummy Points }
{Dummy Points = Starting Points plus Short Suit Points}
^-|
md||ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|{|ia|,1hp?|at|} ^mBoard D8|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pskt3ha8652d4c8743|at|}|CS||HT|n|AT|^B@2^Y@3Let us assume that there is fit and this hand is dummy.
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BNow, What bid would you make?^^3c|HT|r|FP|2|AT|^B@2^Y@3Bid 3@C if partnership is playing Reverse Bergen Raises. Otherwise bid 3@H.
|HT|p|AT|^B@2^Z@3^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(11)|CP||AT| Dummy Points. ^*N |pg||nt||
%%%%%%%%%D8A
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Counting Dummy Points }
{Dummy Points = Starting Points plus Short Suit Points}
^-|
md||ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|{|ia|,1cp1hp?|at|} ^mBoard D8A|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|ps2hat65d982cakj97|at|}|CS||HT|n|AT|^B@2^Y@3Let us assume that there is fit and this hand is dummy.
|hf|q|cq|2|lb|*mWhat is the value of your hand ? ^16~15~17^3|
cs||ht|p|at|^b{ |ht|x|at|^o
^m }
|ht|p|at|
^B Calculating Dummy Points using Bergen's Method
^B^*BDummy Points is the sum of a and b.^*N
^b a. Starting Points
^b b. Short Suit Points according to the following schedule
^c 1. One point for each doubleton;
^c 2. Two points for each Singleton with 3-card trump and
^c three with 4-card trump;
^C 3. For void add 1 point for each trump card.
^c You add 5 if you have 5 trumps.|
HT|p|AT|^p@2^Z@3^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(17)|CP||AT| Dummy Points. ^*N
^p^*Ba- Starting Points = 14 ^*N
^p 12 Raw HCP
^p +1 for length 5-card @C
^p +1 for club quality suit
^p^*Bb- Additions for Short points = 3 ^*N
^p 3 points for singleton @s. Dummy has four trumps|pg||nt||
%%%%%%%%D8A repeat
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Counting Dummy Points }
{Dummy Points = Starting Points plus Short Suit Points}
^-|
md||ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|{|ia|,1cp1hp?|at|} ^mBoard D8A|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|ps2hat65d982cakj97|at|}|CS||HT|n|AT|^B@2^Y@3Let us assume that there is fit and this hand is dummy.
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BNow, What bid would you make^^3h|HT|r|FP|2|AT|^B@2^Y@3Bid 3@H, showing 17-19 Dummy Points.|
HT|p|AT|^b@2^Z@3^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(17)|CP||AT| Dummy Points. ^*N|pg||nt||
%%%%%%%%%% D9
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Counting Dummy Points }
{Dummy Points = Starting Points plus Short Suit Points}
^-|
%%%%%%%%%%
md||ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|{|ia|,1sp?|at|} ^mBoard D9|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|psaq85hq854ct32d54|at|}|CS||HT|n|AT|^B@2^Y@3Let us assume that there is fit and this hand is dummy.
|hf|q|cq|2|lb|*mWhat is the value of your hand ? ^8~10~9^3|
cs||ht|p|at|^b{ |ht|x|at|^o
^m }
|ht|p|at|
^B Calculating Dummy Points using Bergen's Method
^B^*BDummy Points is the sum of a and b.^*N
^b a. Starting Points
^b b. Short Suit Points according to the following schedule
^c 1. One point for each doubleton;
^c 2. Two points for each Singleton with 3-card trump and
^c three with 4-card trump;
^C 3. For void add 1 point for each trump card.
^c You add 5 if you have 5 trumps.|
HT|p|AT|^p@2^Z@3^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(9)|CP||AT| Dummy Points. ^*N
^p^*Ba- Starting Points = 8 ^*N
^p 8 Raw HCP
^p No point for length points
^p No quality suit points
^p No dubious singleton/doubleton
^p^*Bb- Additions for Short Suit Points = 1 ^*N
^p + 1 point for @D54 doubleton point|pg||nt||
%%%%%%%% D9 REPEAT
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Counting Dummy Points }
{Dummy Points = Starting Points plus Short Suit Points}
^-|
%%%%%%%%%%
md||ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|{|ia|,1sp?|at|} ^mBoard D9|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|psaq85hq854ct32d54|at|}|CS||HT|n|AT|^B@2^Y@3Let us assume that there is fit and this hand is dummy.
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BNow, What bid would you make?^^3d|HT|r|FP|2|AT|^B@2^Y@33@D is the correct bid if partnership is playing Reverse Bergen Raises which promises 7-9 points and 4+ card support. Otherwise bid 2@s.|
HT|p|AT|^B@2^Z@3^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(9)|CP||AT| Dummy Points. ^*N |pg||nt||
%%%%%%%% D10
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Counting Dummy Points }
{Dummy Points = Starting Points plus Short Suit Points}
^-|
%%%%%%%%%%
md||ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|{|ia|,1hp2hp3hp?|at|} ^mBoard D10|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|psq654hqj2dt62cq43|at|}|CS||HT|n|AT|^B@2^Y@3Let us assume that there is fit and this hand is dummy.
|hf|q|cq|2|lb|*mWhat is the value of your hand ? ^6~8~7^1|
cs||ht|p|at|^b{ |ht|x|at|^o
^m }
|ht|p|at|
^B Calculating Dummy Points using Bergen's Method
^B^*BDummy Points is the sum of a and b.^*N
^b a. Starting Points
^b b. Short Suit Points according to the following schedule
^c 1. One point for each doubleton;
^c 2. Two points for each Singleton with 3-card trump and
^c three with 4-card trump;
^C 3. For void add 1 point for each trump card.
^c You add 5 if you have 5 trumps.|
HT|p|AT|^p@2^Z@3^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(6)|CP||AT| Dummy Points. ^*N
^p^*Ba- Starting Points = 6 ^*N
^p 7 Raw HCP
^p No length point
^p No quality suit points
^p -1 because quacks exceed Aces/Tens
^p^*Bb- Additions for Short points = None ^*N|pg||nt||
%%%%%% D10 REPEAT
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Counting Dummy Points }
{Dummy Points = Starting Points plus Short Suit Points}
^-|
%%%%%%%%%%
md||ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|{|ia|,1hp2hp3hp?|at|} ^mBoard D10|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|psq654hqj2dt62cq43|at|}|CS||HT|n|AT|^B@2^Y@3Let us assume that there is fit and this hand is dummy.
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BNow, What bid would you make?^^p|HT|r|FP|2|AT|^B@2^Y@3Pass is the correct bid|
HT|p|AT|^B@2^Z@3^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(6)|CP||AT| Dummy Points. ^*N |pg||nt||
%%%%%%%%D10A
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Counting Dummy Points }
{Dummy Points = Starting Points plus Short Suit Points}
^-|
md||ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|{|ia|,1cp1hp?|at|} ^mBoard D10A|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|ps83hkqjdaqtc96432|at|}|CS||HT|n|AT|^B@2^Y@3Let us assume that there is fit and this hand is dummy.
|hf|q|cq|2|lb|*mWhat is the value of your hand ? ^14~12~11^1|
cs||ht|p|at|^b{ |ht|x|at|^o
^m }
|ht|p|at|
^B Calculating Dummy Points using Bergen's Method
^B^*BDummy Points is the sum of a and b.^*N
^b a. Starting Points
^b b. Short Suit Points according to the following schedule
^c 1. One point for each doubleton;
^c 2. Two points for each Singleton with 3-card trump and
^c three with 4-card trump;
^C 3. For void add 1 point for each trump card.
^c You add 5 if you have 5 trumps.|
HT|p|AT|^p@2^Z@3^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(14)|CP||AT| Dummy Points. ^*N
^p^*Ba- Starting Points = 13 ^*N
^p 12 Raw HCP
^p +1 for 5-card club
^p^*Bb- Additions for Short points = 1 ^*N
^p 1 point for @S82 doubleton|pg||nt||
%%%%%%%%D10A REPEAT
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Counting Dummy Points }
{Dummy Points = Starting Points plus Short Suit Points}
^-|
md||ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|{|ia|,1cp1hp?|at|} ^mBoard D10A|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|ps83hkqjdaqtc96432|at|}|CS||HT|n|AT|^B@2^Y@3Let us assume that there is fit and this hand is dummy.
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BNow, What bid would you make?^^2h|HT|r|FP|2|AT|^B@2^Y@3The correct call is 2@H. Typically the auction 1@C-1@H-2@H (or 1@D-1@H-2@H) promises 4 hearts by opener. However, it does not have to. Sometimes you can do it with good 3 card heart support (at least one high honor -- A, K, or Q -- or 2 honors), if your hand is likely to be better in a suit contract. Often this means you have shortness somewhere, particularly in spades. This hand is a perfect 2@H raise, and will be more encouraging to partner than rebidding your suit or bidding NT.
|HT|X|FP||AT|^B@2^Y@3@D@D@DNext is the second workout section. You must be tired. Would you please take a few minutes rest before tackling the next group.|
HT|p|AT|^B@2^Z@3^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(14)|CP||AT| Dummy Points. ^*N|pg||nt||
%%% Dummy points second section%%Z 1
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Counting Dummy Points }
{ Dummy Points = Starting Points plus Short Suit Points }
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1hp?|at|} ^mBoard Z1|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pS7654HAQ63CAK543|at|}
^C@2Your partner bid 1@H.
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*mHow many Dummy Points in this hand? ^19~18~14~15^2|
cs||ht|p|at|^b{ |ht|x|at|^o
^m }
|ht|p|at|
^B Calculating Dummy Points using Bergen's Method
^B^*BDummy Points is the sum of a and b.^*N
^b a. Starting Points
^b b. Short Suit Points according to the following schedule
^c 1. One point for each doubleton;
^c 2. Two points for each Singleton with 3-card trump and
^c three with 4+ card trump;
^C 3. For void add 1 point for each trump card.
^D You add 5 if you have 5 trumps.|
HT|p|AT|^p@2^Z@3^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(18)|CP||AT| Dummy Points. ^*N
^p^*Ba- Starting Points = 14 ^*N
^p 13 Raw HCP
^p + 1 length point @C
^p No quality suit points
^p^*Bb- Additions for Short points = 4 ^*N
^P 4 points for void|PG||NT||
%%%%%%%Z 1 REPEAT
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Counting Dummy Points }
{ Dummy Points = Starting Points plus Short Suit Points }
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1hp?|at|} ^mBoard Z1|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pS7654HAQ63CAK543|at|}
^C@2Your partner bid 1@H.
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BNow, What bid would you make?^^2N|HT|r|FP|2|AT|^B@2^Y@3Bid 2NT. Your hand is too strong for splinter. You have four card support and 18 dummy points.|
HT|p|AT|^B@2^Z@3^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(18)|CP||AT| Dummy Points. ^*N|PG||NT||
%%%%%Z2
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Counting Dummy Points }
{ Dummy Points = Starting Points plus Short Suit Points }
^-|
ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1hp?|at|} ^mBoard Z2|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pS76HAQ62D7CAK5432|at|}
^C@2Your partner opened 1@H.
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*mHow many Dummy Points in this hand? ^19~18~15~20^1|
cs||ht|p|at|^b{ |ht|x|at|^o
^m }
|ht|p|at|
^B Calculating Dummy Points using Bergen's Method
^B^*BDummy Points is the sum of a and b.^*N
^b a. Starting Points
^b b. Short Suit Points according to the following schedule
^c 1. One point for each doubleton;
^c 2. Two points for each Singleton with 3-card trump and
^c three with 4+ card trump;
^C 3. For void add 1 point for each trump card.
^D You add 5 if you have 5 trumps.|
HT|p|AT|^p@2^Z@3^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(19)|CP||AT| Dummy Points. ^*N
^p^*Ba- Starting Points = 15^*N
^p 13 Raw HCP
^p +2 length point -- 7-card club suit
^p No quality suit points
^p^*Bb- Additions for Short points = 4 ^*N
^PYou count 1 point for the doubleton, and 3 points for the singleton, since the hand has 4 trumps.|pg||nt||
%%%%%%%Z2 REPEAT
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Counting Dummy Points }
{ Dummy Points = Starting Points plus Short Suit Points }
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1hp?|at|} ^mBoard Z2|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pS76HAQ62D7CAK5432|at|}
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BNow, What bid would you make?^^2N|HT|r|FP|2|AT|^B@2^Y@3Again, your hand is too strong for splinter. Partnership has enough points to be in slam. |
HT|p|AT|^B@2^Z@3^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(19)|CP||AT| Dummy Points. ^*N|pg||nt||
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HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Counting Dummy Points }
{ Dummy Points = Starting Points plus Short Suit Points }
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1hp?|at|} ^mBoard Z3|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pS7654HAQ62CAKT43|at|}
^C@2Your partner opened 1@H
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*mHow many Dummy Points in this hand? ^19~18~14~17^1|
cs||ht|p|at|^b{ |ht|x|at|^o
^m }
|ht|p|at|
^B Calculating Dummy Points using Bergen's Method
^B^*BDummy Points is the sum of a and b.^*N
^b a. Starting Points
^b b. Short Suit Points according to the following schedule
^c 1. One point for each doubleton;
^c 2. Two points for each Singleton with 3-card trump and
^c three with 4+ card trump;
^C 3. For void add 1 point for each trump card.
^D You add 5 if you have 5 trumps.|
HT|p|AT|^p@2^Z@3^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(19)|CP||AT| Dummy Points. ^*N
^p^*Ba- Starting Points = 15 ^*N
^p 13 Raw HCP
^p +1 length point -club suit
^p +1 quality suit points --club suit
^p^*Bb- Additions for Short points = 4 ^*N
^PAdd 4 for the void as the hand has four trumps.|pg||nt||
%%%%% Z3 REPEAT
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Counting Dummy Points }
{ Dummy Points = Starting Points plus Short Suit Points }
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1hp?|at|} ^mBoard Z3|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pS7654HAQ62CAKT43|at|}
^C@2Your partner opened 1@H
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BNow, What bid would you make?^^2N|HT|r|FP|2|AT|^B@2^Y@3Not much different from the last hand.|
HT|p|AT|^B@2^Z@3^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(19)|CP||AT| Dummy Points. ^*N|pg||nt||
%%%%%Z4
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Counting Dummy Points }
{ Dummy Points = Starting Points plus Short Suit Points }
^-|
ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1hp?|at|} ^mBoard Z4|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pS76HAQ62D75CAK543|at|}
^C@2You are South and your partner opened 1@H.
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*mHow many Dummy Points in this hand? ^12~16~14~15^2|
cs||ht|p|at|^b{ |ht|x|at|^o
^m }
|ht|p|at|
^B Calculating Dummy Points using Bergen's Method
^B^*BDummy Points is the sum of a and b.^*N
^b a. Starting Points
^b b. Short Suit Points according to the following schedule
^c 1. One point for each doubleton;
^c 2. Two points for each Singleton with 3-card trump and
^c three with 4+ card trump;
^C 3. For void add 1 point for each trump card.
^D You add 5 if you have 5 trumps.|
HT|p|AT|^p@2^Z@3^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(16)|CP||AT| Dummy Points. ^*N
^p^*Ba- Starting Points = 14 ^*N
^p 13 Raw HCP
^p +1 length point -5-card club
^p No quality suit points
^p^*Bb- Additions for Short points = 2 ^*N
^P one point for each doubleton|pg||nt||
%%%%%%%Z4 REPEAT
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Counting Dummy Points }
{ Dummy Points = Starting Points plus Short Suit Points }
^-|
ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1hp?|at|} ^mBoard Z4|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pS76HAQ62D75CAK543|at|}
^C@2You are South and your partner opened 1@H.
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BNow, What bid would you make?^^2N|HT|r|FP|2|AT|^B@2^Y@3Agan, Jacoby 2NT is the correct bid.|
HT|p|AT|^b@2^Z@3^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(16)|CP||AT| Dummy Points. ^*N|pg||nt||
%%%%%%% Z5
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Counting Dummy Points }
{ Dummy Points = Starting Points plus Short Suit Points }
^-|
ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1cp1hp?|at|} ^mBoard Z5|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSK2HAQJ8D972CK973|at|}
^C@2^Y@3The auction goes 1@c by you and 1@h by partner.
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*mHow many Dummy Points in this hand? ^13~15~14~17^2|
^C@2You opened 1@C and partner bid 1@h. Your had would be dummy.
cs||ht|r|at|^b{ |ht|x|at|^o
^m }
|ht|p|at|
^B Calculating Dummy Points using Bergen's Method
^B^*BDummy Points is the sum of a and b.^*N
^b a. Starting Points
^b b. Short Suit Points according to the following schedule
^c 1. One point for each doubleton;
^c 2. Two points for each Singleton with 3-card trump and
^c three with 4+ card trump;
^C 3. For void add 1 point for each trump card.
^D You add 5 if you have 5 trumps.|
HT|p|AT|^p@2^Z@3^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(15)|CP||AT| Dummy Points. ^*N
^p^*Ba- Starting Points = 14 ^*N
^p 13 Raw HCP
^p No length point
^p +1 quality suit points -- heart
^p^*Bb- Additions for Short points = 1 ^*N
^P add 1 point for the doubleton|pg||nt||
%%%%%%%% Z5 REPEAT
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Counting Dummy Points }
{ Dummy Points = Starting Points plus Short Suit Points }
^-|
ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1cp1hp?|at|} ^mBoard Z5|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSK2HAQJ8D972CK973|at|}
^C@2^Y@3The auction goes 1@c by you and 1@h by partner.
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BNow, What bid would you make?^^2H|HT|r|FP|2|AT|^B@2^Y@32@H is the correct bid, showing 13-16 Dummy Points.|
HT|p|AT|^B@2^Z@3^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(15)|CP||AT| Dummy Points. ^*N|pg||nt||
%%%%%%%% Z6
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Counting Dummy Points }
{ Dummy Points = Starting Points plus Short Suit Points }
^-|
ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1cp1hp?|at|} ^mBoard Z6|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSQ943HAK64CAK764|at|}
^C@2^Y@3The auction goes 1@c by you and 1@h by partner.
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*mHow many Dummy Points in this hand? ^19~17~21~16^3|
^C@2You opened 1@C and partner bid 1@h. Your had would be dummy.
cs||ht|r|at|^b{ |ht|x|at|^o
^m }
|ht|p|at|
^B Calculating Dummy Points using Bergen's Method
^B^*BDummy Points is the sum of a and b.^*N
^b a. Starting Points
^b b. Short Suit Points according to the following schedule
^c 1. One point for each doubleton;
^c 2. Two points for each Singleton with 3-card trump and
^c three with 4+ card trump;
^C 3. For void add 1 point for each trump card.
^D You add 5 if you have 5 trumps.|
HT|p|AT|^p@2^Z@3^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(21)|CP||AT| Dummy Points. ^*N
^p^*Ba- Starting Points = 17 ^*N
^p 16 Raw HCP
^p +1 length point -club suit
^p No quality suit points
^p^*Bb- Additions for Short points = 4^*N
^PAdd 4 points for the void|pg||nt||
%%%%%%% Z6 REPEAT
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Counting Dummy Points }
{ Dummy Points = Starting Points plus Short Suit Points }
^-|
ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1cp1hp?|at|} ^mBoard Z6|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSQ943HAK64CAK764|at|}
^C@2^Y@3The auction goes 1@c by you and 1@h by partner.
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BNow, What bid would you make?^^4d|HT|r|FP|2|AT|^B@2^Y@34@D. Your hand is strong enough for splinter.|
HT|p|AT|^B@2^Z@3^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(21)|CP||AT| Dummy Points. ^*N|pg||nt||
%%%%%% Z7
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Counting Dummy Points }
{ Dummy Points = Starting Points plus Short Suit Points }
^-|
ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1cp1hp?|at|} ^mBoard Z7|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSKQHAQ64DQJ4CKQ72|at|}
^C@2^Y@3The auction goes 1@c by you and 1@h by partner.
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*mHow many Dummy Points in this hand? ^19~18~17~20^2|
^C@2You opened 1@C and partner bid 1@h. Your had would be dummy.
cs||ht|r|at|^b{ |ht|x|at|^o
^m }
|ht|p|at|
^B Calculating Dummy Points using Bergen's Method
^B^*BDummy Points is the sum of a and b.^*N
^b a. Starting Points
^b b. Short Suit Points according to the following schedule
^c 1. One point for each doubleton;
^c 2. Two points for each Singleton with 3-card trump and
^c three with 4+ card trump;
^C 3. For void add 1 point for each trump card.
^D You add 5 if you have 5 trumps.|
HT|p|AT|^p@2^Z@3^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(18)|CP||AT| Dummy Points. ^*N
^p^*Ba- Starting Points = 17 ^*N
^p 19 Raw HCP
^p No length point
^p -1 for Dubious Doubleton @SKQ
^p -1 because quacks exceed Aces/Tens
^p^*Bb- Additions for Short points = 1 ^*N
^pCount 1 for the doubleton |pg||nt||
%%%%%%%%%%% Z7 REPEAT
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Counting Dummy Points }
{ Dummy Points = Starting Points plus Short Suit Points }
^-|
ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1cp1hp?|at|} ^mBoard Z7|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pSKQHAQ64DQJ4CKQ72|at|}
^C@2^Y@3The auction goes 1@c by you and 1@h by partner.
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BNow, What bid would you make?^^3H|HT|r|FP|2|AT|^B@2^Y@33@H is the correct bid.|
HT|p|AT|^B@2^Z@3^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(18)|CP||AT| Dummy Points. ^*N |pg||nt||
%%%%%%%% Z8
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Counting Dummy Points }
{ Dummy Points = Starting Points plus Short Suit Points }
^-|
ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1cp1hp?|at|} ^mBoard Z8|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pS2HAT62D972CAKJ98|at|}
^C@2^Y@3The auction goes 1@c by you and 1@h by partner.
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*mHow many Dummy Points in this hand? ^17~18~16~12^1|
^C@2You opened 1@C and partner bid 1@h. Your had would be dummy.
cs||ht|r|at|^b{ |ht|x|at|^o
^m }
|ht|p|at|
^B Calculating Dummy Points using Bergen's Method
^B^*BDummy Points is the sum of a and b.^*N
^b a. Starting Points
^b b. Short Suit Points according to the following schedule
^c 1. One point for each doubleton;
^c 2. Two points for each Singleton with 3-card trump and
^c three with 4+ card trump;
^C 3. For void add 1 point for each trump card.
^D You add 5 if you have 5 trumps.|
HT|p|AT|^p@2^Z@3^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(17)|CP||AT| Dummy Points. ^*N
^p^*Ba- Starting Points = 14 ^*N
^p 12 Raw HCP
^p +1 length point -club suit
^p +1 quality suit points -club suit
^p^*Bb- Additions for Short points = 3 ^*N
^p3 points for singleton spade|pg||nt||
%%%%%%% Z8 REPEAT
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Counting Dummy Points }
{ Dummy Points = Starting Points plus Short Suit Points }
^-|
ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1cp1hp?|at|} ^mBoard Z8|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pS2HAT62D972CAKJ98|at|}
^C@2^Y@3The auction goes 1@c by you and 1@h by partner.
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BNow, What bid would you make?^^3H|HT|r|FP|2|AT|^B@2^Y@33@H is the correct bid.|
HT|p|AT|^B@2^Z@3^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(17)|CP||AT| Dummy Points. ^*N|pg||nt||
%%%%% Z9
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Counting Dummy Points }
{ Dummy Points = Starting Points plus Short Suit Points }
^-|
ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1cp1hp?|at|} ^mBoard Z9|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pS82HKQJDAQTC97643|at|}
^C@2^Y@3The auction goes 1@c by you and 1@h by partner.
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*mHow many Dummy Points in this hand? ^14~13~10~12^1|
^C@2You opened 1@C and partner bid 1@h. Your had would be dummy.
cs||ht|r|at|^b{ |ht|x|at|^o
^m }
|ht|p|at|
^B Calculating Dummy Points using Bergen's Method
^B^*BDummy Points is the sum of a and b.^*N
^b a. Starting Points
^b b. Short Suit Points according to the following schedule
^c 1. One point for each doubleton;
^c 2. Two points for each Singleton with 3-card trump and
^c three with 4+ card trump;
^C 3. For void add 1 point for each trump card.
^D You add 5 if you have 5 trumps.|
HT|p|AT|^p@2^Z@3^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(14)|CP||AT| Dummy Points. ^*N
^p^*Ba- Starting Points = 13 ^*N
^p 12 Raw HCP
^p +1 length point -club
^p No quality suit points
^p^*Bb- Additions for Short points = 1 ^*N
^P ASSUMING YOU RAISE PARTNERS'S 1@h THEN ADD 1 point for doubleton spade|pg||nt||
%%%%%%%%%%% Z9 REPEAT
HT|b|CS|4|AT|^-
{ Practice Counting Dummy Points }
{ Dummy Points = Starting Points plus Short Suit Points }
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ht|i|va|6|cs|2|at|^B{|ia|,1cp1hp?|at|} ^mBoard Z9|HT|i|cs|1|at|^p{|ih|pS82HKQJDAQTC97643|at|}
^C@2^Y@3The auction goes 1@c by you and 1@h by partner.
|hf|p|cq|2|lb|*BNow, What bid would you make?^^2H|HT|r|FP|2|AT|^B@2^Y@32@H is the correct answer.|
HT|p|AT|^B@2^Z@3^*BThis hand is worth |CP|5|AT|(14)|CP||AT| Dummy Points. ^*N|pg||nt||
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{ HOW TO PLAY DOUBLE DUMMY }|CS||AT| To play a board double dummy, play free, means you can manually play out the cards seeing all 4 hands. This is a great way to practice. To do so, click on the card you wish to play from that hand on lead. Click on the cards from the next 3 hands in order of the play to complete the trick. Click on the trick to "close" it. Continue this procedure until all 13 tricks are played. You can place your cursor over any closed trick to review the cards played to that trick. You can undo a play by clicking on the back arrow button in the BBO toolbar or the undo button in the viewer. To cancel double dummy play and move to the next section, click forward arrow button.|CS|6|AT|
{ HOW TO OPEN A CLOSED FORMAT DEAL }|CS||AT| As you may know, you can see the cards in all hand diagrams, examples, and deals. In this presentation, in many instances again to enhance its teaching, they are presented in a closed format similar to as you experience at a bridge table. Some may not like this feature and prefer an open format. A ^*Ione^*N left click on the seat will open that hand, if closed, and a ^*Itwo^*n left click will open all four hands. You can reverse your action by another left click. |CS|6|AT|
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