AKQ Bridge

2   Winners
3   Invite
5   Overcalls

Ch 2   Count your winners page 1

A key skill in bridge is determining how many tricks your hand can win. This will depend on whether you have a long suit that you wish to be trumps, or you are supporting your partner's suit.

First, we consider the situation where you have the long trump suit.

Let's begin with a question. If you were dealt the cards below, which cards would you expect to win tricks, with hearts as trumps?

   A Q x    A K x x x    A x x    x x   

    Click Did you pick the seven highlighted cards?

Let's go through the simple 2-step process of deciding how many tricks the player, with the long trump suit, can win.