16 total trumps is the best situation for the law of total tricks. The number of tricks each side can make is 8.08 with only one 8 card trump
suit (n 2 suit fit). The sum total for both side is The Okbridge players make about 0.12 tricks more then double dummy results. So the adjusted number of tricks both side takes is This new finding may affect your decision on the bidding. Your chance of making 3 is significantly higher when you consider the Okbridge players tend to make 0.12 tricks more at the 2 level. There is a total of 20% more chances for you to make one more trick then expected. A slight overbid in this situation may be the best strategy. |