Bridge is not a random
walk. It has purpose, direction. The purpose is the exchange of
the direction is toward the Bonuses. That is where the high scores are.
Bidding enables the partnership to determine what suit and how high to
play each contract. Or perhaps to defend against the opponent’s
A team that bids and makes any one of these contracts gets a Bonus. If you bid 2 and make 5 there is no Bonus. If you bid 5 and are set there is no Bonus. If you bid 3 NT and make 4 you get a Bonus (plus a few more points for the extra trick).
|When to Bid Game
It has been found that:
If there are 26 (or more) points
you and your partner, then game can possibly be made and should be bid.
This does not mean that you are going to make every Game that you bid.
If you do then you are not bidding enough Games. Don't be a chicken,
26 is the number of points you and
partner, combined, need to bid and make game in a Major suit or No
(90 % of all games are in HEARTS, SPADES or NO TRUMP.)
ready for the mid term exam TEST IV
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