TEST 1: HAND EVALUATION

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 high-card 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 high-card 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

a) Yes - see lesson 1.1

b) 4 honors - see lesson 1.2

c) no - see lesson 1.2

d) no - see lesson 1.3

e) no - see lesson 1.5

f) no card in a suit - see lesson 1.1

g) one card only in a suit - see lesson 1.1

h) 2 quick tricks - see lesson 1.6

i) 8 quick tricks - see lesson 1.7

Evaluate the following opening hands

 HCP = highcard points      LP = Long-Suit Points      SP = Short-Suit 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 one-heart 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
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