Questions (see answers below)

a) Is it correct to take into account other players' level of experience when evaluating your hand?

b) How many honor cards are there in each suit?

c) Do honor cards all have the same value in highcard points?

d) Do lower cards (from two to nine) all have the same value?

e) Is it always correct to add your distribution points to your highcard points?

f) What is a void in bridge?

g) What is a singleton in bridge?

h) How many quick tricks is worth the following card combination : A K J ?

i) How many quick tricks is worth the following card combination in the trump suit?
A K Q J 10 4 3 2

Answers







g) one card only in a suit  see lesson 1.1



Evaluate the following opening hands
HCP = highcard points LP = LongSuit Points SP = ShortSuit Points TP = Total Points

a) J 6 A J 7 6 4 3 Q J 9 4 3
HCP ......... LP......... TP .........

b) A 7 3 K Q 9 5 K 9 K 10 7 4
HCP ......... LP......... TP .........

c) A Q 3 A Q J 6 4 A J A 10 8
HCP ......... LP......... TP .........

d) K J 8 7 5 K 3 Q 8 7 4 A V
HCP ......... LP......... TP .........

e) 4 3 K Q J 9 4 9 A J 9 7 6
HCP ......... LP......... TP .........

f)  K J 7 6 5 3 A K 8 7 5 4 10
HCP ......... LP......... TP .........

Evaluate the following hands when responding to your partner's oneheart opening bid

g) A Q 2 J 4 A 7 6 5 Q J 10 3
HCP ......... SP......... TP .........

h) A 8 5 4 Q J 9 10 2 Q 10 6 4
HCP ......... SP......... TP .........

i) K Q 10 4 2 9 6 3 2 J 10 9 8
HCP ......... SP......... TP .........

j) 9 8 K J 7 6 5 A K 8 7 5 10
HCP ......... SP......... TP .........

Answers

a) 9 HCP 2 LP 11 TP
b) 15 HCP 0 LP 15 TP
c) 23 HCP 1 LP 24 TP
d) 14 HCP 1 LP 15 TP
e) 11 HCP 2 LP 13 TP
f) 11 HCP 4 LP 15 TP
g) 14 HCP 0 SP 14 TP
h) 9 HCP 1 SP 10 TP
i) 6 HCP 2 SP 8 TP
j) 11 HCP 3 SP 14 TP
