LESSON 1.5: DISTRIBUTIONAL POINTS

a) Distributional points (DT) are added to highcard points (HCP) to obtain the total point-count of a hand (TP)

b) Distributional points are calculated from long suits or from short suits


          

Long-suit distributional points


          

5-card suit = 1 6-card suit = 2 7-card or more suit = 3


          

Short-suit distributional points


          

void = 3 singleton = 2 doubleton = 1


        

c) A fit is reached (or a suit is agreed as trumps) when the bidding shows eight cards or more in the same suit between the partnership

d) Long-suit points and short-suit points must never be cumulated when evaluating your hand

Long-suit points are added to highcard points before your partnership has reached a fit

Short-suit points (instead of long-suit points) are added to highcard points after your partnership has reached a fit

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