Please count your WINNERS
when dummy comes down and line up the suits parallel with dummy and then its
easier to count- Winners are the tricks you can make without losing the lead ie
DEFINITE TRICKS without doing any work at all.
A K Q opposite 4 3 2
are three winners
K Q J opposite 4 3 2 are NO
WINNERS YET- you have to dislodge their Ace
Most of the time if you bid 2
suits then the first suit will be at least FIVE and because you are
showing five in first suit responder is now duty bound to give
support with three.
ADVANCED TIP 450
seat the protective seat or Pass-out seat 1NT shows only 10-14 points.
It is called the protective position because with third person passing
partner is marked with points and you are protecting your side's
interests rather than just passing out and selling out to their 1 level