Quick Hand Assessment

Look for:

  1. 13+ points – counting points
  2. Count Quick Tricks 
    1. Winners (suit contracts) & Losers (NT contracts)
  3. Distribution

 

Listen for conventions in opponent bidding

Prepare defense! 

  • What’s long, and where?
  • What’s suit short, and where?
  • What suit is unsupported?
    • What suit is in dummy that declarer didn’t support?

 

  • NT Opener
    • 2 Stayman response
      • 2 Junk Hand
    • Jacoby Transfer
      • 2 > 2
      • 2 > 2S
      • 2S > 2
  • 2  – 22+ point hand
  • 2  – Mini-Roman – 15+ points & 3 suited (alert!)