Theory and Conventions



M J Bridge



Assessing your hand

When you first pick up your hand you will assess its potential, probably with the primary focus on whether or not you should open the bidding, and if so with what bid.

The relevant considerations are considered on the page

assessing the hand - the opening bid

But as soon as someone gets in before you not only do your options change but so does your assessment of the hand and your priorities in the subsequent auction.

Depending on your status by the time the bidding comes round to you select one of the following to look at how to assess the potential of your hand and what options you have available in that specific context:-

assessing the hand - overcaller

assessing the hand - responder

assessing the hand - advancer

This page last revised 23rd Mar 2018