BridgeHands

Google BridgeHands

 HOME  Encyclopedia  Newsletter  Laws  Products  Services  Reviews  Tournaments  Blog  Training  Practice   HELP
 You are at:

 

Expected Controls - The percentage of expected "2-1" controls (Ace = 2, King = 1 control) for balanced hands (4-3-3-3, 4-4-3-2, or 5-3-3-2 distribution) based on HCPs, first published in "Bridge World" (December, 1974)  by George Rosencrantz.

Expected Number of Controls for balanced hands
(row #'s in percentages - add to 100%)
Predominant control numbers shown in RED
Controls 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
HCP                          
3 67 33                      
4 40 39 21                    
5 23 48 29                    
6 12 41 47                    
7 5 30 46 19                  
8 2 19 44 38 7                
9   10 35 44 11                
10   5 24 44 27                
11   2 14 40 33 11              
12   1 8 30 42 17 2            
13     3 20 39 34 4            
14     1 11 33 38 17            
15       5 24 42 23 6          
16       2 14 36 37 10 1        
17       1 8 27 39 24 1        
18         3 18 39 30 19        
19         1 10 32 40 15 2      
20           5 22 38 31 4      
21           2 13 35 35 15      
22           1 6 26 43 20 4    
23             3 18 39 35 7    
24             1 9 31 38 21    
25               4 21 43 26 6  

Card Distribution (remaining two hands)
Hand Distribution (suits within a hand)
High Card Point Count (HCPs in one hand)
Miscellaneous Probabilities (assorted interesting odds)
Number of Cards (card quantity in a suit)
Posteriori Probability (example when additional information is known)
Suit Combinations (best lead and plays)
Expected Controls (based on HCP)

Also see books on Probabilities

HOME  Encyclopedia  Newsletter  Laws  Products  Services  Reviews  Tournaments  Blog  Training Practice Links HELP
Contacts: Sales  Support  Reviews  Q&A    Disclaimer    Privacy    2005 BridgeHands   Updated 01/22/11