Monday, February 15, 2016

Hand Points

Being able to know the point value of your hand is crucial to your bidding strategy with your partner. While it is possible to count your own points (and you should learn to do so) for your convenience the latest release of Quick Bridge (2016.5) displays your points in a little red badge to the left of your hand.

For reference, points are tallied as 4 for an ACE, 3 for a KING, 2 for a QUEEN, 1 for a JACK, 2 for a Singleton (one card in a suit) and 1 for a Doubleton (2 cards in a suit). A player should have at least 12 points to open the bidding and at least 6 to respond to a bid.