LESSON 0.4: AUCTION AND CONTRACTS

a) The minimum number of tricks for a contract is seven (more than half of the total thirteen tricks), the first six tricks having no value (the book)

b) A contract of seven tricks is called a one-level contract (7 - 6 = 1) and so on up to thirteen tricks and the seven level


          

contract book tricks


          

1 + 6 = 7 2 + 6 = 8 3 + 6 = 9 4 + 6 = 10 5 + 6 = 11 6 + 6 = 12 7 + 6 = 13


        

c) The minimum bid is one club (1 + 6 = 7 tricks)

d) The maximum bid is seven notrump (7 + 6 = 13 tricks)

e) List of all possible bids in increasing order

   the weakest: 1
   1       2       3       4       5       6       7
   1       2       3       4       5       6       7
   1       2       3       4       5       6       7
   1S       2S       3S       4S       5S       6S       7S
   1NT     2NT     3NT     4NT     5NT     6NT     7NT     the strongest: 7NT

f) To be valid, a bid must be higher than the latest positive bid made at the table

g) A player must pass his turn when unable or unwilling to make a bid higher than the latest positive bid

h) The auction ends when three consecutive players pass


          

S W N E


          

1NT Pass Pass Pass (end)


        
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