Not to be disrespectful with the famous Shakespeare’s Hamlet’s “To be or not to be”, the fact is that question is exactly what most bridge player have on the table. Sometime play finesse is the winning theme, sometimes just cash the honor without finesse (a.k.a “drop” theme) is the winning theme. This article’s goal is to equip you with that guidelines , so next time you finesse and it did not work, you can at least shut your partner up. Is that good or good…?
Perhaps knowing the statistic of every possible hand only need to be known by Expert that develop a bidding system. But sometimes, you just need to know which is the most probable hand that your partner has. Why? Of course to give you the best contract and giving you the top board !
There are more than 600 trillion possibility of getting a set of 13 cards when you play bridge. SO, the chance is that we will never see all of them unless we play much bigger number than 600 trillion games. But the good thing is, we don’t really have to deal with 650 trillion kind of bidding as they can be categorize into only 39 type of hands distribution: from the super balance 4-3-3-3 to 13-0-0-0.