The following is a simple instruction on how to use the
- if you want a new hand, click the button NEW HAND once.
- Hand number (first line in text area will be incremented
by 1 when the hand is ready.)
- If you click NEW HAND twice the browser will do two NEW
HAND and display the second one only.
- No need to click reload or refresh for new hand (slow).
- There are 21 bid buttons from pass, 1C to 4NT.
- Look at the hand and decide what you want to bid.
- Move the cursor over the bid you want to make and click
your mouse to make the bid.
- You can get three different types of response:-
- An alert dialog box which said the computer agree with
- An alert dialog box which said your bid is acceptable but
the computer prefer a different bid.
- A confirm dialog box which said your bid is not
acceptable by the computer
- Click ok if you want the computer to tell you some of the
reasons why the bid is not acceptable
- Parameter will show you all the parameters of the hand.
- Answer will show you what the computer will bid.
- Use create options and avoid long search options for
- play applet will input the generated hand into the Java
Bridge Applet window.
- For the first time when you play applet it will take
about 20 to 30 seconds to load (56kbps line) the Java
- Once it is loaded to play another hand will only take a
second or two.
The following are more instruction on how to use other options
in the tutorial:-
- If you want any random hand just select the radio button
"get any hand". This choice only exclude
obvious pass hands .
- If you want a specific type of hand just select the radio
button "create exact match". Then select the
bid you want (e.g. 1S). Then adjust the maximum number of
hands to search if needed. This can be used as a simple
hand generating tool for practice.
- If you want a very random specific type of hand just
select the radio button "long search exact
- If you want to practice bidding for some specific hand
like one NT, you want the program to generate hands that
sometimes are 1NT and sometimes not 1NT but similar to 1NT
hands. just select the radio button "create similar
hands". Then select the bid you want (e.g. 1NT).
Then adjust the maximum number of hands to search if
- If you want a very random similar type of hand just
select the radio button "long search similar
- High card point assumes A is 4, K is 3 , Q is 2, J is 1
- Distribution point assumes 5 card suit one point 6 card
suit 2 points etc.
- A is 1 control and K is half a control.
- You can also save the web page on your disk and 4 suits
as gif files in a folder call images) and run it locally
without having to logon to internet.
I reserve the right to all the
source code and the algorithm used in the application.
Please send your suggestions and/or questions to Peter T. Cheung .