LESSON 1.10: CLASSIFICATION OF RESPONDING HANDS BEFORE REACHING A FIT

a)
      Worthless responding hand............0-5 HCP
          
      Minimum responding hand..............6-9 TP
          
      Intermediate responding hand.........10-12 TP
          
      Strong responding hand...............13-15 TP
          
      Very strong responding hand..........16-18 TP
          
      Giant responding hand  ..............19+ HCP

b) Minimum responding hand

  Q 9 7   2 HCP       A 6 5   4 HCP       J 10 7 4 3   1 HCP       3 2   0 HCP

7 HCP + 1 long-suit points = 8 Total points


        

c) Intermediate responding hand

  K 9 7   3 HCP       A 6 5   4 HCP       A 10 7 4   4 HCP       9 4 3   0 HCP

11 HCP + 0 long-suit point = 11 Total points


        

d) Strong responding hand

  K 9 7   3 HCP       A 6   4 HCP       K 10 7 5 4   3 HCP       Q J 3   3 HCP

13 HCP + 1 long-suit point = 14 Total points


        

e) Very strong responding hand

  K Q 7   5 HCP       A 6 5   4 HCP       A 10 7 4   4 HCP       A Q J   7 HCP

20 HCP + 0 long-suit point = 20 Total points


        
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