- This post is under construction and is presently incomplete.
Understanding where the cards are is one of the most important things you can do in order to bring a hand or a game to a successful conclusion, whether you have an auto-set hand or a solid nil.
Success is not measured solely by whether your team makes its nil and bid. Setting the other team’s nil or bid, or double-setting them, is often the key to victory. To accomplish any of these goals, you have to, at the very least, be able to figure out what your partner has.
There are many ways to figure out card location.
- Bid sequence:
- Bid size:
Let’s say you have the first bid is nil, second bid is 5 or less, you look at your hand and have a forced bid but not anything like a strong hand, in fact you can see only two or three tricks. You can reasonably expect your P has a bad hand. Do not give up all hope that your P is coverable but leave room for your P to take a trick to express a set.